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In this paper we investigate synergies between Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architectures and Software-Defined Networks (SDN). We identify value adding capabilities such technologies may offer to telecom providers regarding agile management and deployment of network functions across their infrastructures. Specifically, we propose a modular NFV(More)
In this paper, we investigate the applicability of Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and specifically the use of the OpenFlow protocol as a means to enhance the legacy Remote Triggered Black-Hole (RTBH) routing approach, towards Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack mitigation. More specifically, we exploit the network programmability of OpenFlow to(More)
In this paper, we focused on two prevailing architectural approaches for control-plane virtualization in multi-tenant OpenFlow-ready SDN domains: The first permits the delegation of a specific, non-overlapping part of the overall flowspace to each tenant OpenFlow controller, exposing him/her the entire substrate topology; the second conceals the substrate(More)
In this paper, we investigate collaborative schemes to mitigate Distributed Denial of Service attacks in multi-domain Software Defined Networks (SDNs). The mitigation process itself is distributed, initiated by the domain of the victim, and involving all domains in the path of an attack (transit domains). We emphasize on filtering malicious flows as close(More)
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