Software defined networking for internet of things: review, techniques, challenges, and future directions

Mahmood A. Al-Shareeda, Abeer Abdullah Alsadhan, Hamzah H. Qasim, Selvakumar Manickam


Security networks as one of the biggest issue for network managers with the exponential growth of devices connected to the internet. Keeping a big and diverse network running smoothly and securely is no easy feat. With this in mind, emerging technologies like software defined networking (SDN) and internet of things (IoT) hold considerable promise for information service innovation in the cloud and big data era. Therefore, this paper describes the model of SDN and the architecture of IoT. Then this review does not only review the research studies in SDN-IoT but also provides an explanation of the SDN-IoT solution in terms of architecture, main consideration, model, and the implementation of SDN controllers for IoT. Finally, this review discusses the challenges and future directions. This paper can be used as a starting point for thinking about how to improve SDN-IoT security and privacy.


Internet of things; Software defined networking; Software defined networking-internet of things; Software defined networking review; Techniques

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