Network policy

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A Network Policy is a documented description of how the network shall operate, what restrictions apply to different network traffic, sources, destinations and traffic content. They form the ground rules to make technical policies, upgrades and maintenance decisions.

They can be extremely detailed, where responsibility extends to paying customers, or can be very simple, e.g to regulate workstation browsing, downloads and chat communications.

Policies are slowly turning around to enforce controls on outward traffic in an attempt to control virus/spam propagation, as a result of Law changes making the source of the traffic responsible for its content.

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