Comparison Model and Algorithm for Distributed Firewall Policy
As a traditional technique of information security, distributed firewall has taken very important position, while problems remain. Correct configuration of distributed firewall policies and keeping individual firewall filter decisions compatible to each other are quite inconvenient for administrators. To realize the comparison between firewalls’ policies, this paper provide FPT(firewall policy tree) model, and the construction algorithm which can turn a firewall policy into a policy tree, as well as the comparison algorithm. Combination of the two algorithms can be used to perform a comparison between distributed firewalls’ policies. By doing this, the paper can obtain the set of data packages on which different firewalls have made inconsistent filter decision, and find out the inconsistency in distributed firewall policies. Besides, this model could be extended to package classification systems for policies comparison.
KeywordsLeaf Node Policy Tree Security Policy Intrusion Detection System Construction Algorithm
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