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EasyScale: Easy Mapping for Large-Scale Network Security Experiments

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Executive Summary

Network emulation enables network security evaluation using unmodified implementations. Experimental fidelity with emulation is higher than simulation through the integration of real hardware and systems, but the scalability of emulation testbeds is limited. Scaling techniques such as virtualization and real-time simulation enable larger scale experiments. Using scaling techniques for network security experiments can, however, require considerable expertise in order to avoid overloading resources. In this paper, the authors propose a new framework, EasyScale that aims to bridge the current gap between emulation testbed users and large-scale security experiments possibly using multiple scaling techniques.

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