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Soft MUD: Implementing Manufacturer Usage Descriptions on OpenFlow SDN Switches



Mudumbai Ranganathan, Douglas Montgomery, Omar Ilias El Mimouni


Manufacturer Usage Descriptions are generalized network Access Control Lists (ACL) that allow manufacturers to declare intended communication patterns for devices (Things). MUD-enabled Things are restricted to only communicate in the manner intended by the manufacturer – thus reducing their potential to launch network DDoS attacks. We present a scalable implementation of the MUD standard on OpenFlow SDN-enabled switches.
Proceedings Title
Conference Dates
March 25-29, 2019
Conference Location
Valencia, ES
Conference Title
International Conference on Networks (ICN)


Internet Of Things Security, IOT, MUD, Network Access Control


Ranganathan, M. , Montgomery, D. and El Mimouni, O. (2019), Soft MUD: Implementing Manufacturer Usage Descriptions on OpenFlow SDN Switches, ThinkMind, Valencia, ES, [online], (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created March 24, 2019, Updated April 14, 2022