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.