An intrusion detection system with a parallel multi-layer neural network

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Shohadaye Hoveizeh University of Technology, Dasht-e Azadegan, Khuzestan, Iran

2 Islamic Azad University, Mahalat Branch, Mahalat, Iran

3 Department of Computer Science, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran


Intrusion detection is a very important task that is responsible for supervising and analyzing the incidents that occur in computer networks. We present a new anomaly-based  intrusion detection system (IDS) that adopts parallel classifiers  using RBF and MLP neural networks. This IDS constitutes different analyzers each responsible for identifying a certain class of intrusions. Each analyzer is trained independently with a small category of related features. The proposed IDS is compared extensively with existing state-of-the-art methods in terms of classification accuracy . Experimental results demonstrate that our IDS achieves a true positive rate (TPR) of 98.60\%  on the well-known NSL-KDD dataset and therefore this method can be considered as a new state-of-the-art anomaly-based IDS.