BGP Security in RENATA’s Infrastructure

Organizacion: Red Nacional Académica de Tecnología Avanzada
Tipo de Organización: Private Sector
Año: 2016
Tipo de proyecto: Grant
Países: Colombia

The project involves the implementation of origin validation for BGP routes in RENATA’s network backbone, which provides interconnection services to SNCTI in Colombia and the rest of the world. Specifically, the project will focus on the major exchange points in Bogotá (which provides connectivity to the Clara Network) and in Barranquilla (which provides Internet connectivity). Initially, approximately 50% of the institutions connected to RENATA will participate. From a technical point of view, public key infrastructure for Internet resources (RPKI) will be implemented for all participating organizations, using the model for cryptographic validation (Route Origin Authorization) hosted by LACNIC. The project will cover both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. Working towards the university of the future, RENATA is embarking on this project –the only one of its kind worldwide– in order to increase the region’s leadership in BGP security.