Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) is a global initiative, supported by the Internet Society, that provides crucial fixes to reduce the most common routing threats.
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The MANRS Observatory is a new online tool to monitor the state of Internet routing security. It aggregates data from trusted sources into a user-friendly dashboard to help network operators improve the security of their networks.
Routing security is vital to the future and stability of the Internet
The Internet’s routing foundation has cracks, and they’re growing. Not a single day goes by without dozens of incidents affecting the routing system. Route hijacking, route leaks, IP address spoofing, and other harmful activities can lead to DDoS attacks, traffic inspection, lost revenue, reputational damage, and more. These incidents are global in scale, with one operator’s routing problems cascading to impact others.
How MANRS helps Network Operators
MANRS outlines four simple but concrete actions that ISPs should take:
Why join MANRS?
MANRS requires collaboration among participants and shared responsibility for the global Internet routing system. Joining MANRS means joining a community of security-minded organizations committed to making the global routing infrastructure more robust and secure.
Two case studies further outline the benefits of MANRS participation
Better MANRS for Service Providers
The Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) project can provide a mark of security proficiency and community involvement for those providers that are able to participate. That distinction can add competitive value to a provider and can also enhance operational effectiveness. A new study from 451 Research has detailed what that value is and how service providers can put it to work.
Improved MANRS for Enterprises
Enterprises face many challenges in running their IT infrastructure, and one of the most significant is the selection of service providers. In working with a service provider that is part of the MANRS project, enterprises can establish themselves within the vanguard of those with a security-forward position and join the larger Internet community that is working to improve security and reliability.