"Clearly and fully describes the ever more important world of policy-based networking."
With its ability to speed up network operations and provide critical business services, policy-based networking (PBN) is fast becoming the solution of choice for many of today's most vexing network management problems. Written by industry analyst Dave Kosiur, this book offers a comprehensive overview of all the concepts, protocols, and systems you'll need to understand before you can take advantage of this important new model of network management.
With the help of real-world case studies from both ISPs and enterprise networks, Kosiur clearly explains how policy networking ties together diverse interfaces and devices, how you can use it to offer a variety of user-demanded services, and how to go about deciding whether it's right for your organization. With this book, you'll learn to:
- Choose the right PBN architecture for your specific needs
- Create and manage policies
- Use directories and relational databases to store policies
- Deploy policy decision points (PDPs) and policy enforcement points (PEPs)
- Monitor network behavior and services
- Take advantage of such protocols as COPS, LDAP, SNMP, and CORBA
- Use Directory Enabled Networking (DEN) in PBN
- Set up Quality of Service (QoS), network security services, and other emerging services
Networking Council Books put technology into perspective for decision-makers who need an implementation strategy, a vendor and outsourcing strategy, and a product and design strategy. The series advisors are three of the most influential leaders of the networking community:
LYMAN CHAPIN——Chief Scientist at BBN Technologies, CTO for GTE Technology Organization, and founding trustee of the Internet Society
SCOTT BRADNER——Senior Consultant for Harvard University, Transport Area Director IETF, trustee of the Internet Society, and ISOC VP of Standards
VINTON CERF——Senior Vice President for Internet Architecture and Technology at MCI WorldCom, founding President of the Internet Society, and co-inventor of TCP/IP