Security Classification Transmission Method Based on SDN in Industrial Networks

  • Jianming ZhaoEmail author
  • Wenli Shang
  • Zhoubin Liu
  • Zixiang Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11068)


Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a new type of network architecture, which provides an important way to implement automated network deployment and flexible management. However, security problems in SDN are also inevitable in industrial networks. In the research area of SDN security and traditional network security, feasibility and influence of defense in depth in industrial networks should thus be explored. In this paper, a security classification transmission method based on SDN in industrial networks is proposed, which provides a better security level of transmission paths. In the proposed method, the security classification transmission system is first presented. By designing five service mechanisms, including request, strategy generation, distribution/maintenance, updating/loading and execution, the security classification transmission service model is defined. In an experimental study, the proposed method is shown to be feasible in industrial heterogeneous networks and provide better security paths without affecting availability in the multi-domain and multi-nodes case of industrial networks.


SDN Security classification transmission Service mechanisms Industrial network 



This work is supported by State Grid Science and Technology Project (Grant No. 52110118001H), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61501447), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61773368). The authors are grateful to the anonymous referees for their insightful comments and suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianming Zhao
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Wenli Shang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhoubin Liu
    • 3
  • Zixiang Wang
    • 3
  1. 1.Shenyang Institute of AutomationChinese Academy of SciencesShenyangChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Networked Control SystemsChinese Academy of SciencesShenyangChina
  3. 3.State Grid Zhejiang Electric Power Research InstituteHangzhouChina

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