I2NSF Terminology
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I2NSF                                                           S. Hares
Internet-Draft                                              J. Strassner
Intended status: Standards Track                                  Huawei
Expires: September 4, 2016                                      D. Lopez
                                                          Telefonica I+D
                                                                  L. Xia
                                                                  Huawei
                                                           March 3, 2016

                           I2NSF Terminology
                  draft-hares-i2nsf-terminology-00.txt

Abstract

   This document describes the terminology for I2NSF.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   5.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

1.  Introduction

   This document describes the terminology for the work on the Interface
   to Security Functions (I2NSF).  This section provides some background
   on I2NSF, but a problem statement can be found in
   [I-D.ietf-i2nsf-problem-and-use-cases]

   The growing challenges and complexity in maintaining a secure
   infrastructure, complying with regulatory requirements, and
   controlling costs are enticing enterprises into consuming network
   security functions hosted by service providers.  The hosted security
   service is especially attractive to small and medium size enterprises
   who suffer from a lack of security experts to continuously monitor,
   acquire new skills and propose immediate mitigations to ever
   increasing sets of security attacks.  Small and medium-sized
   businesses (SMBs) are increasingly adopting cloud-based security
   services to replace on-premises security tools, while larger
   enterprises are deploying a mix of traditional and cloud-based
   security services.

   To meet the demand, more and more service providers are providing
   hosted security solutions to deliver cost-effective managed security
   services to enterprise customers.  The hosted security services are
   primarily targeted at enterprises (especially small/medium ones), but
   could also be provided to any kind of mass-market customer.  As the
   result, the Network security functions (NSFs) are provided and
   consumed in increasingly diverse environments.  Users of NSFs may
   consume network security services hosted by one or more providers,
   which may be their own enterprise, service providers, or a
   combination of both.

2.  Terminology

   AAA: Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting.  See individual
       definitions.

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   Abstraction:   An abstraction defines the salient characteristics and
      behavior of an object that distinguish it from all other types of
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