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SoapSY - Unifying Security Data from Various Heterogeneous Distributed Systems into a Single Database Architecture



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Journal of Information Systems Security
Volume 1, Number 2 (2005)
Pages 2652
ISSN 1551-0123 (Print)
ISSN 1551-0808 (Online)
Nikolaos Avourdiadis — University of Glamorgan, UK
Andrew JC Blyth — University of Glamorgan, UK
Paula Thomas — University of Glamorgan, UK
Information Institute Publishing, Washington DC, USA




Data unification in the field of intrusion detection systems (IDS) requires the use of a method that will allow information from a number of heterogeneous distributed sources to be logged into a single database. In this paper, we introduce SoapSy, a lightweight secure access mechanism through which information from several heterogeneous distributed sources can be logged to a single database with the use of the SOAP protocol. Additionally, we present an extensible database architecture that can be used with SoapSy for unifying data from heterogeneous distributed systems, and describe how it can evolve, based on the incorporation of additional heterogeneous sensors that log to SoapSy. 




Data Unification, XML, SOAP, DTD, Relational Databases, Intrusion Detection Systems, Access Control List




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