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Capillary Network Management

Capillary Network Management


Capillary Network Management occurs when connecting a capillary network to the global communications infrastructure through a cellular network, which can be a wide-area network (WAN) or an indoor cellular solution. The gateway between the cellular network and the capillary network acts just like any other user equipment. The architecture comprises three domains: the capillary connectivity domain, the cellular connectivity domain, and the data domain. The first two domains span the nodes that provide connectivity in the capillary network and in the cellular network, respectively. The data domain spans the nodes that provide data processing functionality for a desired service. These nodes are primarily the connected devices themselves, as they generate and use service data through an intermediate node, which, like a capillary gateway, would also be included in the data domain if it provides data processing functionality. All three domains are independent from a security perspective, and so send-to-end security can be provided by linking security relationships in the different domains to one another. The ownership roles and business scenarios for each domain may differ from one case to the next.

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