Selecting type of connection

While making the connection, a dialogue will appear asking you to choose which type of connection to use. The options we have are either Administration or Connection. Using the Administration connection type will state that the router in question is possible to administer from a certain network zone. Using the Connection type will state that the router is communicating with the zone but administration is not allowed from that zone.

Since, in many environments, router administration is made using an administrative network zone, we add an extra network object representing the administration. If we do not have such an administrative network zone, we will see a message in the Problems tab to the top right area of securiCAD telling us that we need to add one. For a smaller architecture, this might be the same as for instance the inner of the two network zones and then there will be two parallel connections; one for Connection and one for Administration.

An Administration type of connection is only defining from what network zone administration is possible. If you also want to say that regular (non-administration) network traffic is possible to that zone, you need to also add a Connection type connection in parallel with the Administration connection.

In the current model the router is modeled as part of a connection between the ClientZone and the ServerZone objects. In most cases, modeling a Router object, assumes a router with some restrictions. Therefore we want to add some more objects to it; an access control object and a firewall object. These objects state that login credentials are required to administer it and also that communication through it is obliged to adhere to some routing (firewall) rules.