Though Internet routing has worked well over the years, there have been instances of errors that caused routing stability issues. There is also opportunity for malicious activities that could damage the routing infrastructure in the future. To prevent future errors and malicious activity, it is important to increase the resiliency and security of the Internet???s routing infrastructure through the adoption of best current operational practices for routing resiliency and the deployment of secure routing protocols.
As noted in our blog post announcing this new topic area, when we speak of ???resiliency??? we mean:
the ability of the network to provide and maintain an acceptable level of service in the face of various faults and challenges to normal operation.
In the months ahead we will be engaging with network operators around the world to help understand how we can best help them and the larger operator community make the Internet more secure and resilient.
Juniper Networks this week said it is making the source code of its OpenFlow application accessible to developers of applications for its Junos networking operating system software.
OpenFlow is an interface that enables software-defined networks (SDN), in which multivendor switches and routers are programmable through software. OpenFlow provides a layer of abstraction from the physical network to the control element, allowing that network to be configured or manipulated through software, which then opens it up to further customization, proponents say