Huawei has become the founding member of the Equipment Vendor Program (EVP) of the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS), in an effort to improve Internet security.
MANRS, a global initiative fostered by the Internet Society (ISOC), aims to provide crucial fixes to reduce the most common routing threats, such as Internet route hijacking, route leakage, and address spoofing through cooperation among carriers, IXPs, CDN & cloud providers, equipment vendors, and policy decision makers.
The MANRS EVP is a new program for equipment vendors, following the Network Operator Program, IXP Program, and CDN and Cloud Program.
“Along with other founding participants in the program, Huawei’s involvement shows the importance network equipment vendors have in Internet routing security, and we hope it will motivate more members of the Internet infrastructure community to continue to make advancements to a more secure Internet for everyone,” Andrei Robachevsky, Senior Director, Technology Programs for the ISOC, said in a statement.
“Routing security is crucial to Internet security, and that includes network devices (e.g., routers and IXP switches), the foundation of the Internet,” said Hank Chen, President of Router Domain, Data Communication Product Line, Huawei. “Huawei has dedicated itself to building secure and reliable network devices and has extensive capabilities and experience in the field.”