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 information. 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.
Coordination and cooperation based on our relationships of mutual trust are the key elements to run the Internet, and we have shared responsibilities to improve the Internet operation. As part of the Internet operation community, IIJ is committed to the MANRS actions.Director CTO, Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
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
Comcast is committed to helping drive improvements to the reliability of the Internet ecosystem. We are thrilled to be engaged with other infrastructure participants across the spectrum and around the globe in pursuit of these goals.Vice President, Internet Services, Comcast
Connecticut Education Network originated as a research & education network and now functions as a Tier 2 ISP for multiple industry verticals. Responsible safeguards on the signaling plane ensure we're not contributing to the spoofing/hijacking problem, and membership in MANRS reflect our commitment to making the Internet a better place for our members and their constituents.
GOLINE firmly believes in initiatives to protect networks, improve security and resilience of the global routing system. Therefore we decided to support the MANRS project and join as participants.Managing Director
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
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 at Brphonia understand and contribute to the dissemination of good practices, which makes the internet safer for us and our customers. Given this importance, we join the MANRS partners.Network Analyst
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
Good network routing practice is the fundamental requirement for trust between providers, and ultimately creates a safer and stronger internet for customers. KPN is committed to providing secure and trustworthy communications, and by joining partners in MANRS, we continue to improve security and resiliency for all.Chief Information Security Officer, KPN
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.
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.