An adaptive policy-based framework for network services management

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Title: An adaptive policy-based framework for network services management
Author(s): Lymberopoulos,L
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: This paper presents a framework for specifying policies for the management of network services. Although policy-based management has been the subject of considerable research, proposed solutions are often restricted to condition-action rules, where conditions are matched against incoming traffic flows. This results in static policy configurations where manual intervention is required to cater for configuration changes and to enable policy deployment. The framework presented in this paper supports automated policy deployment and flexible event triggers to permit dynamic policy configuration. While current research focuses mostly on rules for low-level device configuration, significant challenges remain to be addressed in order to:a) provide policy specification and adaptation across different abstraction layers; and, b) provide tools and services for the engineering of policy-driven systems. In particular, this paper focuses on solutions for dynamic adaptation of policies in response to changes within the managed environment. Policy adaptation includes both dynamically changing policy parameters and reconfiguring the policy objects. Access control for network services is also discussed.
Content Version: Accepted version
Publication Date: 1-Sep-2003
Citation: Journal of Network and Systems Management Vol.( 11 ) No.( 3 ) pp 277 - 303
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DOI: 10.1023/A:1025719407427
ISSN: 1064-7570
Start Page: 277
End Page: 303
Copyright Statement: ©2003 Plenum Publishing Corporation. The original publication is available at
Volume: 11
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