15th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference
December 6-10, 1999
Phoenix, Arizona

Architecture and Concepts of the ARGuE Guard

Jeremy Epstein
NAI Labs

ARGuE (Advanced Research Guard for Experimentation) is a prototype guard being developed as a basis for experimentation. ARGuE is based on Network Associates' Gauntlet firewall. By integrating capabilities developed under several government programs, we were able to create a system which is easier to extend than other guards, provides significant new features (such as integration with an intrusion detection system), and yet has a reasonable degree of assurance.