In complex networks, filters may be applied at different nodes to control how packets flow. In this paper, we study how to locate filtering functionality within a network. We show how to enforce a set of security goals while allowing maximal service subject to the security constraints. To implement our results we present a tool that given a network specification and a set of control rules automatically localizes the filters and generates configurations for all the firewalls in the network. These configurations are implemented using an extension of Mignis - an open source tool to generate firewalls from declarative, semantically explicit configurations.Our contributions include a way to specify security goals for how packets traverse the network; an algorithm to distribute filtering functionality to different nodes in the network to enforce a given set of security goals; and a proof that the results are compatible with a Mignis-based semantics for network behavior.

Localizing Firewall Security Policies

FOCARDI, Riccardo;LUCCIO, Flaminia
2016-01-01

Abstract

In complex networks, filters may be applied at different nodes to control how packets flow. In this paper, we study how to locate filtering functionality within a network. We show how to enforce a set of security goals while allowing maximal service subject to the security constraints. To implement our results we present a tool that given a network specification and a set of control rules automatically localizes the filters and generates configurations for all the firewalls in the network. These configurations are implemented using an extension of Mignis - an open source tool to generate firewalls from declarative, semantically explicit configurations.Our contributions include a way to specify security goals for how packets traverse the network; an algorithm to distribute filtering functionality to different nodes in the network to enforce a given set of security goals; and a proof that the results are compatible with a Mignis-based semantics for network behavior.
2016
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