CS 696 Network Management and Security
Covers both network management and network security. Network management will include the design of LAN-based networks, including spanning tree protocols, bridge learning protocols, virtual LANs, and Ethernet switches, and the security of switches and routers. Network management protocols will be covered in-depth including switch and router management information bases, as well as associated SNMP protocols, and network monitoring tools. The second half of the class will focus on network security. In order to understand the network security problem, the security section will begin with a review of various forms of network attacks. We then turn to network-side security management including both passive measures like firewall defense schemes including packet filers, and bastion hosts. Newer secure protocols will then be covered including network-layer security and various application-layer secure protocols.