Chapter 3

Software-Defined Networking Security and Network Programmability

This chapter covers the following topics:

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and SDN Security

Network Programmability

This chapter starts with an introduction to SDN and different SDN security concepts, such as centralized policy management and micro-segmentation. This chapter also introduces SDN solutions such as Cisco ACI and modern networking environments such as Cisco DNA. You will also learn what are network overlays and what they are trying to solve.

The second part of this chapter provides an overview of network programmability and how networks are being managed using modern application programming interfaces (APIs) and other functions. This chapter also includes ...

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