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Optical mitigation of DDoS attacks using silicon photonic switches
Author(s): Yiwen Shen; Ryan Goodfellow; Madeline Strom Glick; Genevieve Bartlett; Keren Bergman
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we demonstrate the integration of a SiP switching platform to improve real-world Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) defense systems. We demonstrate how DDoS mitigation in the optical domain can be transparent to network and application layers, allowing for reconfiguration and tuning. Additionally, we show how optical domain DoS mitigation provides significant cost reduction-with a 1/3 cost reduction-compared to traditional mitigation using electronic counterparts. Our approach is ideal for data-center deployments, and our testbed topology mirrors a standard data center set up.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2020
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11308, Metro and Data Center Optical Networks and Short-Reach Links III, 113080J (31 January 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2549080
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Yiwen Shen, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Ryan Goodfellow, Information Sciences Institute (United States)
Madeline Strom Glick, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Genevieve Bartlett, Information Sciences Institute (United States)
Keren Bergman, Columbia Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11308:
Metro and Data Center Optical Networks and Short-Reach Links III
Atul K. Srivastava; Madeleine Glick; Youichi Akasaka, Editor(s)

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