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Service Policy Manager

Service Policy Manager

Redcell Service Policy Manager simplifies Network Operators' jobs with a simplified graphical interface to configure, manage, and deploy service policies on your network infrastructure. Redcell Service Policy Manager eliminates complex policy deployment and provides a more reliable, repeatable method of implementing policies.



  • Features
  • Building
  • Examples

Key Features:

  • Define rules and rule templates that process service or application content within managed environments
  • Select and initiate policies using templates configured by a more advanced user
  • See Policies from a centralized repository and GUI console
  • Version policies for a complete history and audit trail of all modifications
  • Preview and inspect Service Policies before deploying
  • Inspect differences between individual or versions of policies
  • Dynamically deploy Policies through Redcell's central scheduler, a Web Service API, or based upon events
  • Customizable user role and permission controls

Service Policies building blocks:

Rules
  • Conditions: defined filters that control how to identify network content
  • Actions: define how to treat traffic that matches the condition filter at a Policy Enforcement Point
Policy Definition Points (PDPs)
  • Devices, Servers or other Entities where Policies reside after they are downloaded
Policy Enforcement Points (PEPs)
  • Entities configured with a one or more policy rules. These are responsible for enforcing the rule and performing the associated actions. A PEP may be the same entity as the PDP, or it could be a subcomponent of the PDP. For example: A router can be a PDP while an interface on the router would be the PEP.
PEP Examples:
  • Network Router
  • Network Switch
  • Port on a Router or Switch
  • Logical Interface on a Router or Switch
  • Virtual Router on a Router
  • Firewall Appliance
  • Context or Zone (security segment) on a Firewall Appliance
  • Logical partition, such as an interface, within a Context or Zone on a Firewall Appliance
  • Application Server
  • Web Application Proxy or Load Balancer

Service Policy Rules Examples:

Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Packet filtering and apply configurations controlling the traffic forwarding
    for traffic traversing a PEP
Inspection Rules
  • Perform deep packet inspection -- with content rules specific to an
    application -- and control the forwarding or dropping of the specific
    application traffic
Class of Service (CoS)
  • Remark traffic based upon technology-specific classification schemes (IP Diff Serv, IEE 802.1p priority queues)
Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Configure traffic queuing and network traffic shaping or Bandwidth Limits


Creating a Policy
  • Policy Definition and Enforcement Points join with the Policy Template to define where a policy is deployed. For instance, a VPN service can provide its end points, meshed with a Service Policy Template already predefined by a more skilled Network Administrator. The combination results in one or more specific policies applicable for the VPN Service, based upon its appropriate service level.

 

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