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Towards a framework for automatic firewalls configuration via argumentation reasoning

Towards a framework for automatic firewalls configuration via argumentation reasoning
Towards a framework for automatic firewalls configuration via argumentation reasoning
Firewalls have been widely used to protect not only small and local networks but also large enterprise networks. The configuration of firewalls is mainly done by network administra- tors, thus, it suffers from human errors. This paper aims to solve the network administrators’ problem by introducing a formal approach that helps to configure centralized and distributed firewalls and automatically generate conflict-free firewall rules. We propose a novel framework, called ArgoFiCo, which is based on argumentation reasoning. Our framework automatically populates the firewalls of a network, given the network topology and the high-level requirements that represent how the network should behave. ArgoFiCo provides two strategies for firewall rules distribution.
Karafili, Erisa
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Valenza, Fulvio
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Chen, Yichen
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Lupu, Emil
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Karafili, Erisa
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Valenza, Fulvio
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Chen, Yichen
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Lupu, Emil
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Karafili, Erisa, Valenza, Fulvio, Chen, Yichen and Lupu, Emil (2020) Towards a framework for automatic firewalls configuration via argumentation reasoning. In 6TH IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT). 4 pp . (In Press)

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Firewalls have been widely used to protect not only small and local networks but also large enterprise networks. The configuration of firewalls is mainly done by network administra- tors, thus, it suffers from human errors. This paper aims to solve the network administrators’ problem by introducing a formal approach that helps to configure centralized and distributed firewalls and automatically generate conflict-free firewall rules. We propose a novel framework, called ArgoFiCo, which is based on argumentation reasoning. Our framework automatically populates the firewalls of a network, given the network topology and the high-level requirements that represent how the network should behave. ArgoFiCo provides two strategies for firewall rules distribution.

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Accepted/In Press date: February 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 438987
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/438987
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Date deposited: 31 Mar 2020 16:30
Last modified: 02 Dec 2020 17:34

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