This MIB provides management information about the Threat Mitigation Service(TMS) entity named 'Consumer'. TMS is part of Cisco's Network Infection Containment (NIC) security framework. The MIB is expected to be implemented on all entities that act as TMS consumers. The NIC framework deals with threat mitigation. The NIC architecture consists of controllers and one or more consumers registered with these controllers. The controller is responsible for detecting threats and conveying the information about the same to one or more consumers that could be the potential targets of the detected threat. Upon receiving the information about the threat from the controller, the consumer responds with appropriate mitigation actions according to the policies configured on it and as indicated in the threat notification message. TMS protocol is used for distribution and management of threat related information from the controller to consumers. TMS runs over TIDP layer which is used as distribution layer. TIDP layer provides a secured connection between the controller and the consumers. TIDP also provides group management services. Each consumer needs to participate in a TIDP group in order to receive threat notification message from controller in that TIDP group. To participate in a TIDP group consumer needs to register with the controller of that group, from which it intends to receive threat messages. When the controller needs to distribute the information about a threat to one or more target TIDP groups or to one particular consumer in a TIDP group, it delivers the information to the respective entities through TMS protocol messages. Upon receiving the threat notification message, consumer determines the appropriate mitigation action to be executed, with the corresponding action parameters, based on the configuration and information available in threat message. The respective action is then executed. The state of threat is set according to the result of enforcement action, e.g., upon successful application of enforcement action it is marked as Active. The consumer then responds to the controller with the results of the mitigation action carried out for the threat. GLOSSARY -------- Active Threat : A threat is active on a consumer if mitigation action corresponding to the threat has been enforced successfully. Inactive Threat : A threat is inactive on a consumer if mitigation action corresponding to the threat has been undone successfully. ACL : Access Control List is the list of rules which are used to filter or classify packets based on protocol parameters. ACL drop : ACL drop action refers to the drop action taken on packets matching any of the filters in the access list. DSCP : Differentiated Service Code Point is same as 'Type of Service' field in IP header, used in reference to quality of service. FPM : Flexible Packet Matching is a framework which provides packet filtering based on pattern at any offset in the packet. FPM drop : FPM drop action refers to the drop action taken on packet filtered by FPM. TCDF : Traffic Classification Definition File gives the XML description of traffic class. TIDP : Threat Information Distribution Protocol is a distribution protocol, which provides a secured connectivity between network devices. It also provides a group management function. TIDP group : A closed group of network devices which share authentication and encryption keys for message exchange. TMS : TMS protocol provides information about threats and the mitigation action required for the threats in a TIDP network. TIDP network : TIDP network comprises of one or more TIDP groups.

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2007-01-09 00:00
Initial version of this MIB module.