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The Network Security Implications of Software Defined Networks (SDN) - Product Image

The Network Security Implications of Software Defined Networks (SDN)

  • Published: March 2014
  • 21 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Software Defined Networking decouples the network control plane (or software) and the data plane (or hardware) of associated IP equipment.

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is among the buzzwords of the day. SDN is a new approach to network architecture that will generate dividends to network operators.

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have set their sights on SDN and network function virtualization (NFV) as the vehicles for achieving an unprecedented, and now increasingly necessary, level of automation and programmability.

The ramifications of implementing a new network architecture are enormous. The purpose of this report is to understand the impact of SDN on network security.

1. Introduction

2. What is SDN?

3. NFV and SDN

4. Why SDN?

5. A Note about Definitions

6. SDN Impact on Security

7. Potential Danger Points with Implementing Security in an SDN Network

8. Communication Protocols between Network Security Services

9. OpenFlow and Security

10. Security with SDN is a Different Approach

11. Innovative Approaches to SDN Security

12. The Last Word

13. About

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