NFV Security Considerations for Cloud-Based Mobile Virtual Network Operators

Mehrnoosh Monshizadeh, Vikramajeet Khatri, Andrei Gurtov

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Abstract

Cloud computing offers benefits of sharing computing and network resources among multiple mobile network operators. To utilize such benefits, in earlier paper we proposed a platform called telecommunication network as a service (TaaS). Sharing of such resources in cloud technology affects security of whole mobile network in general and software defined network (SDN) & network functions virtualization (NFV) in particular. In this paper, we have analyzed open platform for network functions virtualization (OPNFV) activities and compared them with TaaS concept to find commonalities and see how well it addresses security concerns outlined for TaaS. Through a comparison we show OPNFV security doesn’t cover application security at all, however it partially covers data security and considerably covers hypervisor, SDN & NFV security. Therefore, OPNFV security needs to be revised in areas of data and application domain specially to meet the security requirements for TaaS. Furthermore, we conclude that our proposed TaaS platform implements at least current security requirements outlined in OPNFV specification.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 24th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM)
EditorsNikola Rozi´c, Dinko Begusi´c, Matko Sari´c, Petar Soli´c
PublisherIEEE
Pages228-232
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-2578-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks - Split, Croatia
Duration: 22 Sep 201624 Sep 2016
Conference number: 24

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks
ISSN (Print)1847-358X

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks
Abbreviated titleSoftCOM
CountryCroatia
CitySplit
Period22/09/201624/09/2016

Keywords

  • Security
  • Cloud computing
  • MVNO
  • IaaS
  • PaaS
  • SaaS
  • TaaS
  • SDN
  • NFV
  • OPNFV

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