Today’s internet is flexible and low cost, but lacks protection against cyber risks such as denial of service (DoS) attacks and BGP hijacking. While private, leased-line connections are secure, they are expensive and inflexible – precluding open, community-based communication.
SCION, a protocol developed at ETH Zurich, addresses these issues by enabling telecom providers, and realizes the vision of a global, public, and highly secure Internet.
SCION is the most secure and reliable open inter-domain routing protocol.
SCION offers three unique properties critical for business communication in the form of control, reliability and security.
What is the SCION-Internet?
The SCION-Internet is an international ecosystem of Internet, telecom and cloud service providers that collaborate to create a new B2B-oriented Internet, enabling businesses to connect their users, partners and customers to their applications and resources, wherever they are hosted(datacenter or cloud) using the SCIONway : a path-aware, more available, performant and secure way.
Accessing and using the SCION-Internet helps organizations increase their business continuity, their global performance, and reliably access and use the network with virtually no risk of noticeable connection drops or security problems.
To benefit from the SCION-Internet’s properties, End-Customers install Anapaya EDGE on their premises and connect to the nearest SCION-connectivity provider.
SCION is control
SCION is designed to provide path-control, failure isolation, and explicit trust information for end to end communcation. It offers end-users strong control over their traffic, providing meaningful and enforceable trust, and enabling high path-awareness
Policy-based path selection
Select how your information is transmitted based on policies you select that optimise for location, speed, cost and quality.
Set-up path selection policies to avoid certain jurisdictions or regions to boost security and reliability.
SCION is reliability
The SCION protocol enables multi-path communication, which is essential for high availability, rapid failover in case of network failures, reserved global bandwidth, dynamic traffic optimization, and resilience to attacks.
The SCION protocol gives you multiple path options so that there is always a suitable path, and never down-time.
With access to multiple paths, the SCION protocol enables users to switch paths in sub-second in the case of a pathing failure.
SCION is security
The SCION architecture provides strong resilience and security properties as an intrinsic consequence of its design preventing many attacks by design.
Routing attack immunity
By its very nature, SCION is immune to a large array of routing attacks (e.g. prefix hijacking).
Through hidden paths, source authentication and global bandwidth reservation, SCION offers reliable protection from DDoS attacks.
IOTCUBE is Anapaya’s Asia-Pacific Sole Partner.