FAUCET (https://github.com/faucetsdn/faucet), originally by REANNZ, is an open source SDN/OpenFlow controller for experimental and enterprise networks. FAUCET runs in production at multiple sites and supports multiple hardware vendors. This blog describes FAUCET itself and FAUCET use cases. The blog author works at Google and has contributed to FAUCET. Any opinions stated here are my own, not those of Google.
SCALABLE AND FLEXIBLE CYBER-SECURITY USING SDN AND WHITE-BOXES
Vijay Sivaraman, Professor, UNSW and Craig Russell, Principal Research Engineer, Data61-CSIRO
Custom middle-boxes for security have traditionally been difficult to scale cost-effectively to high data rates. Project Nozzle aims to build a cyber-security solution using white-box SDN switches and commodity servers. In this talk we will discuss why the SDN paradigm is well-suited to cyber-security; outline our cyber-security architecture that is modular, flexible, and scalable; and demonstrate it operational in two enterprise networks to reveal security vulnerabilities.
Vijay Sivaraman is a Professor in Telecommunications at UNSW, and has worked prior in a silicon-valley start-up building switch-routers.
Craig Russell is a Principal Research Engineer at Data61-CSIRO, and has worked prior in designing and building carrier networks.
They jointly founded the ANZ-SDN Alliance in 2013 to foster the uptake of SDN technology in the region, and have developed multiple SDN solutions that are in operation or trials in live networks.