Chapter 68

Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization Security

Edward G. Amoroso     TAG Cyber LLC, United States


Software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies are outlined and are shown to require attention to avoid cascading threats as well for controller protections. Specific security advantages offered with SDN include improved patching and real-time service chaining. Trends in SDN/NFV security are outlined.


Network function virtualization (NFV); Patching; Security threat; Service chaining; Software-defined networking (SDN)

1. Introduction to Software-Defined Networking

Since its inception, an important technical aspect of wide-area routing over Internet infrastructure ...

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