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Formal security policy implementations in network firewalls.
  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.

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    29 October 2011

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    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005.8 Data security


Macfarlane, R., Buchanan, W. J., Ekonomou, E., Uthmani, O., Fan, L., & Lo, O. (2012). Formal security policy implementations in network firewalls. Computers and Security, 31(2), 253-270.



Security policy; Firewalls; Policy enforcement; Firewall policy management systems; Policy visualisation; Reverse engineering security policies

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