SDN Security: A Survey

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    The pull of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is magnetic. There are few in the networking community who have escaped its impact. As the benefits of network visibility and network device programmability are discussed, the question could be asked as to who exactly will benefit? Will it be the network operator or will it, in fact, be the network intruder? As SDN devices and systems hit the market, security in SDN must be raised on the agenda. This paper presents a comprehensive survey of the research relating to security in software-defined networking that has been carried out to date. Both the security enhancements to be derived from using the SDN framework and the security challenges introduced by the framework are discussed. By categorizing the existing work, a set of conclusions and proposals for future research directions are presented.


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    Scopus record SDN Security: A Survey
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2013 IEEE SDN for Future Networks and Services (SDN4FNS)
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013
    EventIEEE SDN for Future Networks and Services (SDN4FNS) - Trento, Italy
    Duration: 11 Nov 201313 Nov 2013


    ConferenceIEEE SDN for Future Networks and Services (SDN4FNS)

    ID: 16233677