Security issues in software defined networking (SDN): risks, challenges and potential solutions

Maham Iqbal, Farwa Iqbal, Fatima Mohsin, Muhammad Rizwan, Fahad Ahmad

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SDN (Software Defined Networking) is an architecture that aims to improve the control of network and flexibility. It is mainly connected with open flow protocol and ODIN V2 for wireless communication. Its architecture is central, agile and programmatically configured. This paper presents a security analysis that enforces the protection of GUI by requiring authentication, SSL/TLS integration and logging/security audit services. The role based authorization FortNOX and ciphers like AES and DES will be used for encryption of data and improving the security of SDN environment. These techniques are useful for enhancing the security framework of the controller.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-303
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019


  • SDN
  • wireless SDN
  • security threats
  • AES
  • DES
  • FortNOX
  • TLS

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