Why You Should Plan Now for SDN-Enabled Network Security


The key is to implement a network security solution that can take advantage of SDN's dynamic nature.



Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a hot topic for carriers and most service providers are somewhere in the process of figuring out how to take advantage of this technology. SDN’s design can help to overcome the network challenges that accompanied the explosive growth of video, mobility and cloud services. Major Tier 1 telecoms across the globe are already implementing capabilities to reduce costs and add more flexibly to their managed services.

Cyber attackers, however, want to exploit the growing attack surface presented by these new open services and legacy security approaches are becoming insufficient in dealing with the new types of attack techniques and targets. The good news is that when planning and deploying SDN, carriers have a great opportunity now to automate and improve attack detection and mitigation. The key is to implement a network security solution that can take advantage of SDN’s dynamic nature.

Radware is a global leader of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual, cloud and software defined data centers.