Formal security policy implementations in network firewalls.

Macfarlane, Richard, Buchanan, William J, Ekonomou, Elias, Uthmani, Omair, Fan, Lu and Lo, Owen (2011) Formal security policy implementations in network firewalls. Computers & Security, 31 (2). pp. 253-270. ISSN 01674048

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Network security should be based around security policies. From high-level natural language, non-technical, policies created by management, down to device and vendor specific policies, or configurations, written by network system administrators. There exists a multitude of research into policy-based network systems which has been undertaken. This paper provides an overview of the different type of policies relating to security in networks, and a taxonomy of the research into systems which have been proposed to support the network administrators in difficult tasks of creating, managing and deploying these policies.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 01674048
Electronic ISSN: 0167-4048
Uncontrolled Keywords: Security policy; Firewalls; Policy enforcement; Firewall policy management systems; Policy visualisation; Reverse engineering security policies
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data > 005.8 Data security
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 4430
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 30 May 2011 14:10
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2012 10:48

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