MANRS notes more than 100 network operators

The Internet Society, a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, use and evolution of the Internet, has announced that the number of network operators that have agreed to Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) has surpassed 100, with each participating operator representing dozens, hundreds or even thousands of autonomous system numbers (ASNs), the company said.

On 17 October, the 100th participant, Magticom agreed to take the four actions specified by the MANRS initiative to improve the resilience and security of the Internet´s routing infrastructure. Launched four years ago with a group of nine operators, MANRS membership doubled in 2018.

This year the initiative expanded to include Internet Exchange Providers (IXPs) and now the total number of participants stands at 109 with 25 IXPs committed to the MANRS IXP Programme.

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).