APN Security and Privacy Considerations

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Authors Shuping Peng  , Zhenbin Li  , Dan Voyer  , Cong Li  , Peng Liu  , Chang Cao 
Last updated 2021-04-02 (latest revision 2020-09-29)
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APN (Application-aware Networking) architecture aims to convey Application-aware Information including application/user/flow identifiers and SLA/service requirements along with the data packets into the network and make the network aware of applications and their requirements in order to provide corresponding application-aware network services and guarantee their SLA requirements. There have been challenges of the privacy and security issues that could potentially be introduced by conveying the application-aware information into the network. This document describes the security and privacy considerations of APN in various possible scenarios wherein APN will be deployed.


Shuping Peng (pengshuping@huawei.com)
Zhenbin Li (lizhenbin@huawei.com)
Dan Voyer (daniel.voyer@bell.ca)
Cong Li (licong@chinatelecom.cn)
Peng Liu (liupengyjy@chinamobile.com)
Chang Cao (caoc15@chinaunicom.cn)

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