Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) are a collaborative focal point to discuss and promote the importance of routing security and are important partners in the MANRS community. IXPs represent active communities with common operational objectives and contribute to a more resilient and secure Internet infrastructure.
The MANRS IXP Program outlines the key steps IXPs can take to demonstrate their commitment to routing security and bring significant improvement to the resilience and security of their peering relationships.
Participation in the program provides an opportunity for IXPs to work together for the responsible stewardship and sustainability of the Internet.
- Filtering. Implement filtering of route announcements at the Route Server based on routing information data (IRR and/or RPKI).
- Promotion. Provide encouragement or assistance for IXP members to implement MANRS actions.
- Protect the peering platform. Have a published policy of traffic not allowed on the peering fabric and perform filtering of such traffic.
- Coordination. Facilitate communication among members by providing necessary mailing lists and member directories.
- Tools. Provide monitoring and debugging tools to IXP members
Maintaining routing security hygiene is one of the most important aspects for a resilient Critical Internet Infrastructure implementation. Being a community IX, joining the MANRS program and implementing best practices will go a long way in propagating the change within the community. Joining MANRS and also working with our peers advocating the best practices are one of the key agendas towards a more secured Internet experience in the region.CTO, India Internet Foundation
We, at NIX.CZ, believe internet security is very important. For this reason we do our best to secure internet exchange in Prague with best in class security policies. Our aim is to deliver stable, reliable and secure platform for data exchange.CTO, NIX.CZ, z.s.p.o.
The reliability and security of the internet is a big concern for us! Belgium is only a small country, having a trustworthy connection to other national and international operators should be of key strategic importance for everyone. We hope with doing our small part that we can help the internet forward.Founder
IXSal, the first IXP in operation for El Salvador, has come a long way in order to get the early adopters together, interconnected, and exchanging traffic. We are aiming at getting more local operators connected, and one of the key added values we offer is our adhesion to world security and stability standards and good practices. For sure, MANRS is one of those practices and guidelines that help us make the Internet traffic more secure in El Salvador, and thus we are confident that, by complying with MANRS, we contribute to a better Internet for all.Executive Director
For Internet Exchange Services Yucatan (IXSY) the adoption of standards and best practices for routing security has big importance, because IXPs are key infrastructure and play an important role in the Internet ecosystem. The adoption of MANRS in IXSY helps in strengthening the routing security on the Internet.Director, Internet Exchange Services Yucatan
The MANRS IXP Initiative brings together in one place, in an easy to access form, all of the relevant information on routing security best practice for our members. We incorporate the MANRS material into our training courses and guidance, to provide our members with a consistent approach to routing security and BGP policy best practice.Senior Network Engineer, LONAP
PIT Bolivia’s vision is to be a point of reference in the digital environment that contributes to the improvement of the Internet in Bolivia. For this it is vital to implement good international practices to ensure routing between the different Internet agents in Bolivia that exchange traffic.General manager, PIT Bolivia
Making the Internet a safer place than it is today is a goal shared by many participants of the industry. We at LU-CIX try to help wherever we can, and certainly would like to add our own homework to the goal. Therefore we think that MANRS is a very worthwhile initiative that brings together in one set of guidance rules many of the industry best practices, and also allows us to publicly show our support for a safer Internet.CIO, LU-CIX Management G.I.E.
SAIX believes internet routing security is important and needs the contribution of all entities and We hope to do our part. Joining MANRS is a step forward in implementing more internet reliability and security.Network Consulting Engineer / Saudi Arabia Internet Exchange
Our community is in the middle of a major change that aims to strengthen the Internet ecosystem in Panamá, and it is important to get it right. MANRS is one of the mechanisms for implementing routing security best practices and an opportunity to strengthen the community through trust among all local members and international stakeholders.Executive Director | InteRed Panama