A Survey on Software-Defined Networking Security

Shanshan Bian, Peng Zhang, Zheng Yan

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Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has gained special attention in both academia and industry. It is a new network architecture framework for networking, which decouples the network control plane from the data plane at physical topology. SDN promotes centralization of network control and introduces the ability to program the network. However, the development of the SDN is constrained by various security concerns, e.g., the central management of SDN is ideal for security attack. In this paper, we investigate potential security threats and specify security requirements accordingly. Existing security solutions in SDN are seriously reviewed and evaluated based on the specified security requirements in order to figure out open issues and motivate future research efforts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIW5GS 2016 held in conjunction with 9th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-63190-104-1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Workshop on 5G Security - Xi'an, China
Duration: 19 Jun 201619 Jun 2016
Conference number: 2


WorkshopInternational Workshop on 5G Security
Abbreviated titleIW5GS


  • software-defined networking (sdn)
  • security
  • architecture


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