|Title:||Performance Evaluation Models for a Secure Agent-Based Electronic Commerce|
|Authors:||Araoye Olalekan I., Akintoye Kayode A. , Adu Micheal K|
|Publisher:||CRID MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL. A Publication of Centre for Research, Innovation and Development, The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.|
|Number of pages:||5|
Agent-based applications on internet are gaining more attention because of tremendous benefits one can derive from it, especially when you can dispatch your agent to do shopping for you. However security has been a major challenge to its development. Several security techniques such as cryptography, steganography have been deployed to combat security vulnerabilities of mobile agent system and certain reliable level of security has been obtained. This research paper shows how to evaluate the performance of a secure agent-based system. In this research, a secure agent-based application was developed using crypto-steganography security technique which is a combination of cryptography and steganography. Performance evaluation models were formulated based on work load and execution time of the agent.
Index Terms— Agent-based applications, Crypto- steganography, Evaluation, Models.