”Software Defined Networking” or SDN is an emerging technology that allows for greater control over a network’s data traffic. Given its inherent benefits to corporate IT functions, increased spending to incorporate this technology is anticipated . As well, in recognition of this networking paradigm shift, new startups, as well as existing firms will enter this market to provide products and associated services to implement and manage SDN. Understanding SDN, its associated benefits and risks is consequently increasingly important. OneBeacon’s Technology Insurance group is pleased to provide you with our dedicated whitepaper on this topic, titled “Software Defined Networking – the Evolution of the Network” authored by risk control manager Tushar Nandwana.