SDN Will Revolutionize IT Security
The greater granularity in network flow control could stand to completely change the IT security model.
"SDN leverages the flow-based paradigm, allowing for user-level policies to be enforced no matter where users physically access the network," said Cohn of Ciena. "Suspicious flows can be rapidly redirected for further security processing, while these processing demands can be relaxed by alleviating the need for all flows in the network to be examined."
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