Date Added: Apr 2013
Policy-based management is based on defining a set of global rules, according to which a network or distributed system must operate. In the last few years, policy-based management has begun to emerge as the dominant paradigm for developing network and systems management functions, primarily, since it can reduce complexity in management applications. Although, attempts are underway to standardize policy-based management, significant research challenges remain. The paper outlines the research agenda and application of policy management to security management.