11 Sept 06

Cisco collaborates with IIT-Roorkee on Mobile Agent Research

Networking infrastructure to facilitate R&D in the WAN and Wireless environments

Mumbai, September 11, 2006 - Cisco, the global leader in networking for the Internet, today announced its collaboration with the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee, for advanced research on mobile agent technology. As per the collaboration, Cisco will set up state of the art networking infrastructure to facilitate research and development on ‘mobile agents’ in the wide area network (WAN) and wireless environments. The infrastructure will also enable research in the area of mobile security in the delivery of mobile agents.

Mobile agent technology is an emerging paradigm that will lead to seamless information presentation, organization and efficient retrieval from the Internet. It provides an intuitive and efficient platform for developing Internet applications in an open, distributed and heterogeneous environment.

According to Dr. Kumkum Garg, Professor of Computing and Head ISC - IIT - Roorkee, "Mobile Agents are increasingly being used across enterprises for applications such as meeting-scheduler and intrusion detection. A wider diffusion of the technology is currently limited by the lack of a comprehensive security framework. Cisco's networking infrastructure and its expertise in networking and security will allow us to extend the scope our research and develop mobile agent technology and deliver its benefits beyond the LAN environment."

The Cisco networking infrastructure will allow students and faculty to conduct mobile agent research in Wide Area Network (WAN) and wireless settings, which will help improve the study environment for networking security protocols and architecture. Currently, these studies are being done in a Local Area Network (LAN) setting, which limits their applicability in networking research.

"Cisco has always been committed to the advancement of higher education and cutting edge research in India. Our collaboration with IIT Roorkee for the development of mobile agents technology is another step in this direction," said Mr. Jangoo Dalal, Senior Vice President Enterpise, Cisco(India & SAARC).

Cisco networking infrastructure includes Catalyst 6509, ISR 2851, ISR 2811 with Cisco Call Manager Express, IP Phones-7970, 7940 for deploying IP Communication solution based on Call Manager Express with high capacity core LAN Switch and ISR routers as part of the mobile agent solution.

About IIT – Roorkee:
Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee is among the foremost of institutes of national importance in higher technological education and in basic and applied research. Since its establishment, the Institute has played a vital role in providing the technical manpower and know-how to the country and in pursuit of research. The Institute ranks amongst the best technological institutions in the world and has contributed to all sectors of technological development. It has also been considered a trend-setter in the area of education and research in the field of science, technology, and engineering. Information on IIT Roorkee can be found at

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