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VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF ACCESS RULE FOR NETWORK SECURITY DEVICE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246586D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

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Hiral Vora: AUTHOR

Abstract

A Graphical User Interface (GUI) solution provides configuring policies on a network security device. The GUI displays a graphical paradigm that represents user's viewpoint, as to how they visualize a particular rule. GUI also acts as a validation tool, greatly reducing incorrect configuration of rules.

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VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF ACCESS RULE FOR NETWORK SECURITY DEVICE

AUTHOR: Hiral Vora

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

ABSTRACT

    A Graphical User Interface (GUI) solution provides configuring policies on a network security device. The GUI displays a graphical paradigm that represents user's viewpoint, as to how they visualize a particular rule. GUI also acts as a validation tool, greatly reducing incorrect configuration of rules.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

      Traditional access rule tables are used in firewall devices to set policies for firewall behavior. These tables can be created and viewed in a conventional tabular manner. However, at times, the user might create an incorrect rule since he/she might be unable to visualize the flow of the access rule in the tabular view. Say, for example, the user wants to enter a value in the destination network, instead erroneously enters the value in the source network. This issue is more common in small to mid-sized businesses, which use IT personnel who are often not security experts.

      Generally, when an access rule is created, the user fills in values based on the needs of the rule, he/she is creating. These are listed in a tabular manner, with approximately 12 columns. But, there is no way for the user to validate whether the rule is created in the intended fashion.

     In this case, a visual diagram of the rule will help the user to validate the rule and at the same time, check whether it is how he/she had visualized. Such visual diagram

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