Automated Firewall Analytics

Design, Configuration and Optimization

  • Ehab Al-Shaer

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a comprehensive and in-depth study of automated firewall policy analysis for designing, configuring and managing distributed firewalls in large-scale enterpriser networks. It presents methodologies, techniques and tools for researchers as well as professionals to understand the challenges and improve the state-of-the-art of managing firewalls systematically in both research and application domains. Chapters explore set-theory, managing firewall configuration globally and consistently, access control list with encryption, and authentication such as IPSec policies. The author also reveals a high-level service-oriented firewall configuration language (called FLIP) and a methodology and framework for designing optimal distributed firewall architecture. The chapters illustrate the concepts, algorithms, implementations and case studies for each technique. Automated Firewall Analytics: Design, Configuration and Optimization is appropriate for researchers and professionals working with firewalls. Advanced-level students in computer science will find this material suitable as a secondary textbook or reference.

Keywords

Access controls Automated firewall analytics Configuration anomalies detection Configuration management Distributed firewalls Firewall configuration language Firewalls Global network configuration Large scale enterpriser networks Network access control configuration Security analytics Security management System security

Authors and affiliations

  • Ehab Al-Shaer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North Carolina CharlotteCharlotteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10371-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10370-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10371-6
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