Study Group 4 recently consented a series of Recommendations which specify the security requirements, services, and mechanisms for the management plane.
More specifically, the standards (the M.3016.x series of ITU-T Recommendations) support the ability to provide secure communication of management information across interfaces between network elements and management systems and also interfaces between management systems. In addition, the specifications also apply to the administration of the management systems themselves.
SG4 Chairman Dave Sidor says that this work is an important part of ITU-T's ongoing NGN activity.
The standards have been designed to allow tailoring by other management standards organizations to meet their regional, national, or specific-technology needs. This feature is supported by M.3016.4, Profile Proforma.
Recommendations in the series include:
M.3016.0 – Security for the Management Plane: Overview
M.3016.1 – Security for the Management Plane: Security Requirements
M.3016.2 – Security for the Management Plane: Security Services
M.3016.3 – Security for the Management Plane: Security Mechanisms
M.3016.4 – Security for the Management Plane: Profile Proforma