29
Jun
2022

Internet2 Offers New Routing Integrity Assessment Service

As part of its Routing Integrity Initiative, Internet2 is launching a new service to assist network operators and engineers in assessing their network’s implementation of routing integrity controls.  The Internet2 Routing Integrity Assessment Service uses this questionnaire – developed by Internet2 and tailored to the…

31
May
2022

Take a Closer Look at the Internet2 Routing Integrity Initiative

The Internet2 Routing Integrity Initiative aims to improve the research and education (R&E) community’s adoption of best practices that strengthen the resilience and reliability of data movement across the R&E network ecosystem to support our shared missions. Routing integrity is an end-to-end challenge that requires the participation of the entire…

17
May
2021

Internet2, ARIN Discuss Actions That Could Protect US R&E Networks

Ninety-five percent of network routes originating from US research and education (R&E) institutions lack a form of hijack protection known as RPKI, or Resource Public Key Infrastructure. Adding this layer of security is something that the IP address owners, typically campuses in the US, will want to address. Internet2 is…

16
Apr
2021

MANRS Gaining Momentum, New Route Reports Published

MANRS, the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security global initiative, is gaining momentum across the research and education (R&E) community. Andrew Gallo, Principal IT Architect at The George Washington University, serves on the MANRS Advisory Group, and I represent Indiana University and Internet2 as a MANRS Ambassador. During MANRS #5…

28
Sep
2020

Internet2 Community Completes Network Routing Policy, Publishes Plan

We are pleased to announce that Internet2 has completed and published its routing policy as of July 29, 2020. The Internet2 community worked together to complete their routing policy records so that 99% of the routes fulfill the Internet2 Peer Exchange’s (I2PX) major peer requirements. This is a significant milestone…

27
Mar
2020

Optimizing Your Home Network for Working and Learning

When students reposition to home locations, traffic patterns change. In most cases, the network traffic from the student to the cloud-based learning management systems and video applications will use commercial networks (i.e., the broadband in their home or apartment) and will no longer traverse the research and education (R&E) networks. The…

13
Mar
2020

Using The Cloud to Surge VPN Capacity

If your campus has deployed a cloud-based VPN and you are willing to share your experiences with others, we’d like to hear from you! Campus network operators use VPNs to both provide network access control, through user and device authentication, and maintain the privacy of the data over the public…