Policy Product Examples

Two examples illustrate established policy products. One is from Cisco Systems; the other is from MetaSolv Software.

Cisco QoS Policy Manager

The QoS Policy Manager (QPM) from Cisco Systems is an example of a maturing policy system; it has been in the market long enough to be tested in real production environments.

QPM has a scalable architecture with a set of distributed policy servers supporting its classifiers and enforcers. Cisco might package classifiers and enforcers in the same network device, or it can use separate elements. QPM is designed to manage the configuration of devices to deliver specified service quality.

The QPM console functions as the interface to the rest of the system. The console is also used for ...

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