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Chris Janz

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The Question Has Been Answered. SDN Is Secure Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is one of the most interesting developments in networking to emerge in the last decade. The potential to establish a simplified infrastructure and leverage software to dynamically modify existing flow characteristics has the potential to address many concerns around hardware costs, faster service provisioning, and greater configuration control across diverse networks. However, concern for or lack of information about security is a key inhibitor to SDN adoption in today's rapidly-evolving data centers and connected wide area network environments. With good reason: there is news of another global data breach almost daily. More than 1,500 data breaches led to 1billion data records compromised in 2014 alone, a 49% increase in data breaches and a 78% increase in data records stolen or lost co... (more)