Incorporating trust in NFV: Addressing the challenges

Sowmya Ravidas, Shankar Lal, Ian Oliver, Leo Hippelainen

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Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) helps in reducing the dependency on hardware equipments by virtualizing the telecommunication network functions. While the current works have considered different frameworks for NFV and various challenges associated with it, only a few have considered trust as an aspect of NFV. In this paper, we discuss the challenges of incorporating trust in NFV. We discuss the importance of considering trust in NFV, followed by evaluating the requirements for establishing the trust. We also detail the terminologies associated with time and the components of NFV. The main contribution of this paper is the challenges we have encountered in incorporating trust in NFV environment and our approaches to address them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 20th Conference on Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks, ICIN 2017
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509036721
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventConference on Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks - Paris, France
Duration: 7 Mar 20179 Mar 2017
Conference number: 20


ConferenceConference on Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks
Abbreviated titleICIN


  • MANO
  • NFV
  • Trust

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