Chapter 16. Security Scenarios

This chapter illustrates a security scenario related to accounting and performance measurement. It describes how to leverage metering information to identify and block security attacks and use performance management to proactively secure the network. This chapter is not an introduction to networking security in general; neither does it explain how to protect a whole network or access to networking devices. Instead, it describes the metering that is provided by accounting and performance management as a relevant building block for security solutions, because security management and incident mitigation depend entirely on information about the network’s state. Some of the details can be monitored with seperate devices, ...

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