With many businesses transitioning to software-defined networks and using APIs to make network changes, the importance of securing the network is a prominent concern. Security implementations need to evolve too, as the network is virtualized and modern protocols are used to build Leaf-Spine architectures to scale out multi-tenant cloud environments.
In this chapter, the following topics will be covered:
The evolution of network security and debunking myths
Securing a software-defined network
Network security and Continuous Delivery