INSPIRE-5Gplus will present its novel E2E slicing architecture at ICTON 2020

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At the 22nd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2020, INSPIRE-5Gplus partners CTTC and Thales will present the first architecture design aimed at developing a solution for managing end-to-end (E2E) network slices.

ICTON 2020 will be held as a virtual event from 19th to 23rd July. The invited paper by INSPIRE-5Gplus with the title “Transport network slices with security service level agreements” will be presented in the RONEXT session on Thursday, 23 July, 8:30-10:15 CEST. Authors of the INSPIRE-5Gplus paper are P. Alemany, D. Ayed, R. Vilalta, R. Muñoz, P. Bisson, R. Casellas, and R. Martínez.

INSPIRE-5Gplus E2E slicing architecture

Novel E2E slicing architecture by INSPIRE-5Gplus

The paper explains how, once the E2E network slicing solution is deployed, it will be associated with one or more  Security Service Level Agreements (SSLAs). This increases the security of the deployed virtual resources, and it enables creating E2E secure network slices. In addition to the architecture, the paper presents a simple network slicing deployment use case. It shows and describes the steps, in which each of the multiple modules in the architecture is involved: from the network slice request with the SSLA association to the complete deployment of the desired service and the related elements to monitor it.

Management of E2E network slices across multiple domains in a way to meet security requirements is one of the major 5G network security aspects explored by the INSPIRE-5Gplus project. The use of SSLAs in the management of network slices aims to ensure that the services composing the E2E network slice behave as required. The use of associated SSLAs will allow identifying broken security situations that need to be resolved.

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