Botnet detection using software defined networking

Udaya Wijesinghe, Udaya Tupakula, Vijay Varadharajan

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Software Defined Networking (SDN) is considered as a new approach promising simplified network management by providing a programmable interface. The idea of SDN is based on the separation of control plane from the data plane in networking devices. This is achieved by having the network intelligence centralised in what is called as SDN controller. In this paper we propose techniques for botnet detection in networks using SDN. The SDN controller makes use of generic templates for capturing the traffic flow information from the OpenFlow switches and makes use of this information for detecting bots. We will show that our model can detect a range of bots including IRC, HTTP and peer-to-peer bots.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 22nd International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2015
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479980789
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 22nd International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2015 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 27 Apr 201529 Apr 2015


Other2015 22nd International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2015


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