Design and Prototyping of a Software Defined Network Architecture to Detect and Prevent Real-Time BOTNET Attacks

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):

National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU), Islamabad

Principal Investigator (PI):

Dr. Affan A. Syed, Dr. Syed Ali Khayam


A prototype solution has been built for a current and critical problem faced by ISPs in Pakistan i.e. botnet infections that degrade their quality-of-service and simultaneously over-load their network infrastructure. Furthermore the project could be a model of joint industry-academia research to solve an authentic real-world problem. The project gave the opportunity to graduate and undergraduate students to work on the state-of-the-art networking technology (SDN) and employ it to solve an aching problem (botnets) in the internet community.