Overview of Software Defined Networking (SDN) Risks

Abstract: Software Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging technology, defined by the Open Network Foundation (ONF) as "the physical separation of the network control plane from the forwarding plane, and where the control plane controls several devices." While SDN offers new capabilities, it also introduces new risks. This document provides technical background, an overview of risks, and guidance for decision makers regarding SDN. For some networks, it may be impossible to mitigate critical risks due to architectural or implementation challenges.

Date Published:

Last Reviewed: 23 February 2017

Identifier: CFS-U-OO-802704-16

Creator: Vulnerability Solutions

Dissemination Control: N/A

Length: 2 page(s)

Format: pdf

Type: Reference/Overview; Factsheet

Tags: Architecture; Capability