Towards Secure Multi-tenant Virtualized Networks

Paladi, Nicolae and Gehrmann, Christian (2015) Towards Secure Multi-tenant Virtualized Networks. In: 1st IEEE International Workshop on 5G Security held in conjunction with IEEE TrustCom-15, August 21-22, 2015, Helsinki, Finland. (In Press)

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Network virtualization enables multi-tenancy over physical network infrastructure, with a side-effect of increased network complexity. Software-defined networking (SDN) is a novel network architectural model – one where the control plane is separated from the data plane by a standardized API – which aims to reduce the network management overhead. However, as the SDN model itself is evolving, its application to multi-tenant virtualized networks raises multiple security challenges. In this paper, we present a security analysis of SDN- based multi-tenant virtualized networks: we outline the security assumptions applicable to such networks, define the relevant adversarial model, identify the main attack vectors for such network infrastructure deployments and finally synthesize a set of high-level security requirements for SDN-based multi-tenant virtualized networks. This paper sets the foundation for future design of secure SDN-based multi-tenant virtualized networks.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Software Defined Networks; Network Virtualization; Multi-tenant Virtualized Networks
ID Code:5875
Deposited By:Nicolae Paladi
Deposited On:08 Sep 2015 10:12
Last Modified:08 Sep 2015 10:12

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