Towards automatic deployment of virtual firewalls to support secure mMTC in 5G networks

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Abstract

Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as the main enabler to deal with challenging use cases that require massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC), and mMTC has been recognized as one of three use case types for the Fifth Generation (5G) and beyond networks. In IoT networks, it is prohibitive to rely on just one firewall where hundreds of thousands of rules need to be installed in order to provide security countermeasures to each of the IoT devices. To fill this gap, this paper proposes an automatic deployment of virtual firewalls by leveraging Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) Management and Orchestration (MANO) to protect NB-IoT mMTC communications. The main idea underneath is to use NFV to deal with efficient rule distribution across VNFs-based firewalls to achieve scalability in the number of managed IoT devices. Empirical results have validated the design and implementation of the proposed scheme and demonstrating its advantageous performance and scalability. In particular, the deployment time for this VNF-based firewall service is highlighted to meet the requirement of a 5G Key Performance Indicator (KPI).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE INFOCOM 2019 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS)
PublisherIEEE
Pages385-390
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728118789
ISBN (Print)9781728117796
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2019
Event IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops - Paris, France
Duration: 29 Apr 20192 May 2019
https://infocom2019.ieee-infocom.org/

Conference

Conference IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops
Abbreviated titleIEEE INFOCOM
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period29/04/192/05/19
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Keywords

  • 5G mobile communication
  • Security
  • Firewall
  • Automatic deployment
  • VNF
  • MANO
  • NFV

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    Salva-Garcia, P., Chirivella-Perez, E., Bernal Bernabe, J., Alcaraz-Calero, J. M., & Wang, Q. (2019). Towards automatic deployment of virtual firewalls to support secure mMTC in 5G networks. In IEEE INFOCOM 2019 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS) (pp. 385-390). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOMW.2019.8845183