Securing Virtual Network Function (VNF) in Telco Cloud

  • Bharathkumar Ravichandran Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Puducherry, India
Keywords: VNF, orchestrator, virtualization, integrity, authenticity, confidentiality, virtualized infrastructure manager


In the fifth generation mobile communication architecture (5G), network functions which traditionally existed as discrete hardware entities based on custom architectures, are replaced with dynamic, scalable Virtual Network Functions (VNF) that run on general purpose (x86) cloud computing platforms, under the paradigm Network Function Virtualization (NFV). The shift towards a virtualized infrastructure poses its own set of security challenges that need to be addressed. One such challenge that we seek to address in this paper is providing integrity, authenticity and confidentiality protection for VNFs.


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Author Biography

Bharathkumar Ravichandran, Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Puducherry, India

Bharathkumar Ravichandran received B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Puducherry in 2019. He was an intern working on NFV Security at NEC India for 1.5 years. His areas of interest include NFV, 5G and container security.


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