Information transfer speeds and infrastructure capacities must continue to evolve to support not only traditional voice and data but also multimedia services such as high-definition video, real-time collaboration, e-commerce, and social networking. While services are provided across terrestrial and mobile networks transparently to users, new technologies such as cloud computing efficiently make the services available to users irrespective of their geographic locations. In this rapidly evolving technological environment, network and security management (NSM) is the key to providing network access and connectivity, ensuring high availability of applications and services, and assuring users of the reliability and security of their transported information.
Network Management (NM) encompasses all the activities, methods, operational procedures, tools, communications interfaces, protocols, and human resources pertaining to the operation, administration, maintenance, provisioning, and growth planning of communications networks. Security Management (SM) pertains to monitoring and control of security services and mechanisms including identification, authentication, authorization, access control, confidentiality, intrusion detection, correction, and prevention in order to protect the communications network infrastructure and services. NSM includes setting, monitoring, and maintaining certain performance metrics to ensure high performance levels and quality of service (QoS) to the users, along with support for infrastructure architecture and security planning, design, and implementation. This course examines NSM standards, technologies, tools, industry best practices, and case studies, NSM areas that can be automated through expert systems, current issues, and future trends to adapt to emerging and evolving Internet technologies. Specific Internet and telecommunications standards discussed in depth in this course include SNMPv1, SNMPv2, SNMPv3, RMON, and OSI. Students will apply the standards, architectures, tools, and techniques learned in the course, as well as research state-of-the-art technologies in a team project.
605.771 Wired and Wireless Local and Metropolitan Area Networks, or 605.472 Computer Network Architectures and Protocols, or 605.477 Internetworking with TCP/IP I, or 635.411 Principles of Network Engineering.