Network operators have a collective responsibility to ensure a globally robust and secure routing infrastructure. Your network’s safety depends on a routing infrastructure that weeds out bad actors and accidental misconfigurations that wreak havoc on the Internet. The more network operators work together, the fewer incidents there will be, and the less damage they can do.
The MANRS Network Operators Program defines the minimum steps network operators like Internet Service Providers should take to ensure the security and resilience of the Internet’s global routing system.
- Filtering. Ensure the correctness of your own announcements and those from your customers to adjacent networks
- Anti-spoofing. Enable source address validation for at least single-homed stub customer networks, their own end-users, and infrastructure
- Coordination. Maintain globally accessible, up-to-date contact information in common routing databases.
- Global Validation. Publish your data so others can validate
An Implementation Guide documents deployment of MANRS Actions and is targeted at stub networks and small providers. The document also assists in checking if the network setup is compliant with MANRS.
Gigastream is firmly committed to the underlying principles of the MANRS initiative and supports the community's efforts to increase the security, stability and dependability of the Internet. Through our participation in the MANRS initiative we hope to promote these efforts and encourage others to join us in doing so.Director, Gigastream plc
DC1 is commited to be a good internet citizen, and strives to deploy responsible network routing practices as a foundation for a stable and secure internet for everyone.
Since its beginnings, [email protected] has endeavored to keep up a safe and strong system, sending the most refreshed prescribed procedures and, as a Transit provider, dispersing them to its clients with the end goal to get from them a dedication of conveying these accepted procedures in their systems also. Clinging to MANRS activity fortifies this position.
Internet security requires the collaboration and commitment from all the networks involved. Kemnet believes that with MANRS, Global cooperation will be a step in improved routing security and good Internet governance.Senior Network Engineer, KEMNET
We always try to keep our network safe for our customers. MANRS is a must for the internet. Hostmein Cloud is dedicated to providing the best possible and secure network to its customers.
Microsoft takes Internet security seriously and has decided to join the Internet Society's MANRS initiative to increase security for all of our customers on the Internet. Microsoft works extensively with the industry to assist our partners with improving their routing security to ensure the Internet is secure and safe to use.
Since its beginnings, RedIRIS has striven to maintain a secure and resilient network, deploying the most updated best practices and, as a National R&E Network, disseminating them to its customers in order to get from them a commitment of deploying these best practices in their networks as well. Adhering to MANRS initiative reinforces this position.
iWayAfrica Kenya believes that the MANRS project is critical in today's global Internet ecosystem, and want to play our part in making the Internet routing security landscape better for all.
URAN Association community is participating in MANRS because routing security is a growing area of concern for network operators around the globe. Whether from accidental misconfiguration or malicious hijack, the results are often more than just inconvenient. Joining MANRS and the Internet2 community’s efforts connect us with a community of security-minded professionals and organizations committed to making the global routing infrastructure more robust and secure.
We strongly support MANRS precisely because its aims are converging with those we have been pursuing for years. This means that no change to our policies was necessary with our joining MANRS. We are glad that MANRS has come to light and we will do our best to support MANRS and its goals.CEO FASTNET
We fully agree with the general guidelines of the MANRS initiative, since we have always ensured our state of the art network follows security best practices. Forthnet believes that improvement of routing security will happen through cooperation and being part of that effort is the right thing to do.
Having been introduced to MANRS through attendance at LINX 102 we could see that this was a great way for us to be able to benchmark ourselves against recognised best-practice. In addition we benefit from being part of a community of like-minded organisations looking to make the global Internet more resilient and secure.Kevin Herbert, Operations Director