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Network Threat Detection Using Machine/Deep Learning in SDN-Based Platforms: A Comprehensive Analysis of State-of-the-Art Solutions, Discussion, Challenges, and Future Research Direction

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submitted on 2023-12-25, 07:48 and posted on 2024-01-10, 10:20 authored by Naveed Ahmed, Asri bin Ngadi, Johan Mohamad Sharif, Saddam Hussain, Mueen Uddin, Muhammad Siraj Rathore, Jawaid Iqbal, Maha Abdelhaq, Raed Alsaqour, Syed Sajid Ullah, Fatima Tul Zuhra

A revolution in network technology has been ushered in by software defined networking (SDN), which makes it possible to control the network from a central location and provides an overview of the network’s security. Despite this, SDN has a single point of failure that increases the risk of potential threats. Network intrusion detection systems (NIDS) prevent intrusions into a network and preserve the network’s integrity, availability, and confidentiality. Much work has been done on NIDS but there are still improvements needed in reducing false alarms and increasing threat detection accuracy. Recently advanced approaches such as deep learning (DL) and machine learning (ML) have been implemented in SDN-based NIDS to overcome the security issues within a network. In the first part of this survey paper, we offer an introduction to the NIDS theory, as well as recent research that has been conducted on the topic. After that, we conduct a thorough analysis of the most recent ML- and DL-based NIDS approaches to ensure reliable identification of potential security risks. Finally, we focus on the opportunities and difficulties that lie ahead for future research on SDN-based ML and DL for NIDS.

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Published in: Sensors
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  • English



Publication Year

  • 2022

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  • University of Doha for Science and Technology
  • College of Computing and Information Technology - UDST
  • College of the North Atlantic Qatar (-2022)