MANRS launches IXP programme for routing security

Following the Euro-IX Forum, April 15-17 in Galway, Ireland, the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative, supported by the Internet Society, announces the launch of a new IXP Programme, the company said.

The IXP Programme broadens support for the primary objective of MANRS, which is to implement crucial fixes needed to eliminate the most common threats to the Internet´s routing system.

The ten founding participants in the MANRS IXP Programme include: Asteroid (International), CABASE (Argentina), CRIX (Costa Rica), DE-CIX (Germany), INEX (Ireland), MSK-IX (Russia), Netnod (Sweden), RINEX (Rwanda), TorIX (Canada), and YYCIX (Canada). The founding participants include IXPs from Africa, Europe, Russia, North America, and South America.

Founded by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society (ISOC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet. Working through a global community of chapters and members, the Internet Society collaborates with a broad range of groups to promote the technologies that keep the Internet safe and secure, and advocates for policies that enable universal access. The Internet Society is also the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).