Billy Goat, an Accurate Worm-Detection System (Revised Version)

Billy Goat is a worm detection system. Its most important feature is its reliability in terms of accuracy, resilience and rapidity in detection and identification of worms without false positives. It is widely deployed throughout IBM and several other corporate networks. We discuss the features and requirements of worm detection systems in general, and how they are addressed by Billy Goat. We also describe the tools and constructions that we have used in the implementation and deployments of the system, and discuss contributions which could be useful in the implementation of other similar systems.

By: James Riordan; Diego Zamboni; Yann Duponchel

Published in: RZ3609 in 2005


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