Security and Robustness in Backbone Design

Expo Theatre (Hall G) October 21, 2008 - Feedback     

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Raven Alder

This session will explore current issues in backbone design, from large-scale outages and disaster recovery to the logistics and ethics of application layer filtering on backbone networks. The talk will cover the trends and technology advances which have recently evolved in ISP engineering, from inline Layer 7 proxies cleaning up protocols real-time to increasingly challenging design specs. (Or, as one of Raven’s clients said, “we need this network to be resilient during undersea cable cuts, earthquake, tsunami, BGP updates, or military coups”.) This talk will be about how you build a network like that, and the tools which make it possible.