Visible to the public Incorporating Monitoring Points in SDN to Ensure Trusted Links Against Misbehaving Traffic Flows

TitleIncorporating Monitoring Points in SDN to Ensure Trusted Links Against Misbehaving Traffic Flows
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAlmohaimeed, Abdulrahman, Asaduzzaman, Abu
Conference Name2019 Fifth Conference on Mobile and Secure Services (MobiSecServ)
Date Publishedmar
ISBN Number978-1-5386-7700-1
Keywordsanomaly detection, behavior monitoring unit, communication links, composability, computer network security, computer networking, computer networks, control systems, data streams, information technology, Internet, Internet connectivity, Market research, misbehaving traffic flows, misconfigured devices, Monitoring, monitoring points, network devices, network links, network monitoring, network traffic, ongoing attacks, OpenFlow, process control, pubcrawl, Real-time Systems, Routing, Scalability, SDN controller, SDN design, software defined networking, software-defined networking, Software-defined networking (SDN), telecommunication traffic, traffic anomalies, traffic behavior monitoring, traffic information, traffic monitoring, traffic streams, Trust Routing, trusted communication links, Trusted Computing

The growing trend toward information technology increases the amount of data travelling over the network links. The problem of detecting anomalies in data streams has increased with the growth of internet connectivity. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a new concept of computer networking that can adapt and support these growing trends. However, the centralized nature of the SDN design is challenged by the need for an efficient method for traffic monitoring against traffic anomalies caused by misconfigured devices or ongoing attacks. In this paper, we propose a new model for traffic behavior monitoring that aims to ensure trusted communication links between the network devices. The main objective of this model is to confirm that the behavior of the traffic streams matches the instructions provided by the SDN controller, which can help to increase the trust between the SDN controller and its covered infrastructure components. According to our preliminary implementation, the behavior monitoring unit is able to read all traffic information and perform a validation process that reports any mismatching traffic to the controller.

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