SMART : Shared Memory based SDN Architecture to Resist DDoS Attacks

Belguith, S ORCID:, Asghar, MR, Song, W, Gomez, K and Russello, G 2020, SMART : Shared Memory based SDN Architecture to Resist DDoS Attacks , in: SECRYPT 2020 - the 17th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, 8th-10th July 2020, Online. (In Press)

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Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a virtualised yet promising technology that is gaining attention from both academia and industry. On the one hand, the use of a centralised SDN controller provides dynamic configuration and management in an efficient manner; but on the other hand, it raises several concerns mainly related to scalability and availability. Unfortunately, a centralised SDN controller may be a Single Point Of Failure (SPOF), thus making SDN architectures vulnerable to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. In this paper, we design SMART, a scalable SDN architecture that aims at reducing the risk imposed by the centralised aspects in typical SDN deployments. SMART supports a decentralised control plane where the coordination between switches and controllers is provided using Tuple Spaces. SMART ensures a dynamic mapping between SDN switches and controllers without any need to execute complex migration techniques required in typical load balancing approaches.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2020)
Depositing User: Dr. Sana Belguith
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2020 12:56
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 13:15

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