CoBFIT: A Component-Based Framework for Intrusion Tolerance

About the tool

CoBFIT (A Component-Based Framework for Intrusion Tolerance) is a component-based framework for building intrusion-tolerant distributed systems. The CoBFIT framework, by virtue of its design and implementation principles, can serve as a convenient base for building components that implement intrusion-tolerant protocols and for combining these components in an efficient manner to provide a number of services for dependability.

The goal of CoBFIT is to provide a robust, flexible, reusable, reconfigurable, and portable software framework that could serve as a platform for building and testing a variety of intrusion-tolerant distributed systems without having to re-implement the common support for each of those systems.


CoBFIT was developed by HariGovind V. RamasamyAdnan Agbaria, and William H. Sanders of the PERFORM Performability Engineering Research Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


For more information on CoBFIT, see the following introductory paper:

CoBFIT: A Component-Based Framework for Intrusion Tolerance.
H. V. Ramasamy, A. Agbaria, and W. H. Sanders. (04RAM03)
Proceedings of the 30th Euromicro Conference, Rennes, France, August 31-September 3, 2004, pp. 591-600. [IEEE Xplore entry]

You may also wish to consult the slides and text writeup for “Intrusion-tolerant Parsimonious State Machine Replication,” a talk presented by HariGovind V. Ramasamy at the Workshop on Secure Multiparty Protocols (SMP 2004) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 7-8, 2004 (talk was co-written by HariGovind V. Ramasamy, Adnan Agbaria & William H. Sanders)