[NRG] Notification: NRG Meeting: SIMPLE-fying Middlebox Policy Enforcement Us... @ Mon Mar 2, 2015 1pm - 2pm (NRG at BU)

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Title: NRG Meeting: SIMPLE-fying Middlebox Policy Enforcement Using SDN (  
Nabeel Akhtar)
Title: "SIMPLE-fying Middlebox Policy Enforcement Using SDN"

Presenter: Nabeel Akhtar

Authors: Zafar Ayyub Qazi, Cheng-Chun Tu, Luis Chiang, Rui Miao, Vyas  
Sekar, and

Minlan Yu.

Abstract:

Networks today rely on middleboxes to provide critical performance,  
security, and

policy compliance capabilities. Achieving these benefits and ensuring that  
the traffic

is directed through the desired sequence of middleboxes requires significant

manual effort and operator expertise. In this respect, Software-Defined  
Networking

(SDN) offers a promising alternative. Middleboxes, however, introduce new  
aspects

(e.g., policy composition, resource management, packet modifications) that  
fall

outside the purvey of traditional L2/L3 functions that SDN supports (e.g.,  
access

control or routing). This paper presents SIMPLE, a SDN-based policy  
enforcement

layer for efficient middlebox-specific "traffic steering". In designing  
SIMPLE, we take

an explicit stance to work within the constraints of legacy middleboxes and  
existing

SDN interfaces. To this end, we address algorithmic and system design  
challenges to

demonstrate the feasibility of using SDN to simplify middlebox traffic  
steering. In

doing so, we also take a significant step toward addressing industry  
concerns

surrounding the ability of SDN to integrate with existing infrastructure  
and support

L4-L7 capabilities.

Note: Paper is from SIGCOMM 2013 and can be found at

http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2013/papers/sigcomm/p27.pdf
When: Mon Mar 2, 2015 1pm - 2pm Eastern Time
Calendar: NRG at BU
Who:
     * Yuefeng Wang - creator

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