A multilayer perceptron artificial neural network approach for improving the accuracy of intrusion detection systems

Abdulrahman Jassam Mohammed, Muhanad Hameed Arif, Ali Adil Ali


Massive information has been transmitted through complicated network connections around the world. Thus, providing a protected information system has fully consideration of many private and governmental institutes to prevent the attackers. The attackers block the users to access a particular network service by sending a large amount of fake traffics. Therefore, this article demonstrates two-classification models for accurate intrusion detection system (IDS). The first model develops the artificial neural network (ANN) of multilayer perceptron (MLP) with one hidden layer (MLP1) based on distributed denial of service (DDoS). The MLP1 has 38 input nodes, 11 hidden nodes, and 5 output nodes. The training of the MLP1 model is implemented with NSL-KDD dataset that has 38 features and five types of requests. The MLP1 achieves detection accuracy of 95.6%. The second model MLP2 has two hidden layers. The improved MLP2 model with the same setup achieves an accuracy of 2.2% higher than the MLP1 model. The study shows that the MLP2 model provides high classification accuracy of different request types.


Artificial Neural Network, DDoS attacks, Intrusion Detection System, Multilayer Perceptron

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijai.v9.i4.pp609-615


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