SAFE emulates as closely as possible the functional requirements of today's enterprise networks. Implementation decisions varied depending on the network functionality required. However, the following design objectives, listed in order of priority, guided the decision-making process.
Security and attack mitigation based on policy
Security implementation throughout the infrastructure (not just on specialized security devices)
Secure management and reporting
Authentication and authorization of users and administrators to critical network resources
Intrusion detection for critical resources and subnets
Support for emerging networked applications
First and foremost, SAFE is a security architecture. It must prevent ...