Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)

Volume 12, Number 11, June 2022

A Novel Approach to Network Intrusion Detection System using Deep Learning for SDN: Futuristic Approach


Mhmood Radhi Hadi and Adnan Saher Mohammed, Karab√ľk University, Turkey


Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is the next generation to change the architecture of traditional networks. SDN is one of the promising solutions to change the architecture of internet networks. Attacks become more common due to the centralized nature of SDN architecture. It is vital to provide security for the SDN. In this study, we propose a Network Intrusion Detection System-Deep Learning module (NIDS-DL) approach in the context of SDN. Our suggested method combines Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS) with many types of deep learning algorithms. Our approach employs 12 features extracted from 41 features in the NSL-KDD dataset using a feature selection method. We employed classifiers (CNN, DNN, RNN, LSTM, and GRU). When we compare classifier scores, our technique produced accuracy results of (98.63%, 98.53%, 98.13%, 98.04%, and 97.78%) respectively. The novelty of our new approach (NIDS-DL) uses 5 deep learning classifiers and made pre-processing dataset to harvests the best results. Our proposed approach was successful in binary classification and detecting attacks, implying that our approach (NIDS-DL) might be used with great efficiency in the future.


Network Intrusion Detection System, Software Defined Networking, Deep Learning.