NetFlow provides network administrators with a method of letting the administrator determines what passes through the network. The ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana) stack is a set of tools for ingesting, storing and visualizing massive amounts of data.
Putting the NetFlow into ELK, can provide engineers with detailed information on the origin and destination of network packets via visualization tools, costing and usage patterns, and can generate automated alerts on security anomalies.
Routing security is vital to the future and stability of the Internet, but it’s under constant threat. In 2018, more than 12,000 routing outages or attacks – such as hijacking, leaks, and spoofing – led to stolen data, lost revenue, reputational damage and more. Last year, a routing leak by a Nigerian ISP caused some of Google’s traffic to be mis-routed through China, resulting in outages in many parts of the world; and in June of this year, a massive route leak knocked out large parts of the Internet offline for several hours.
Network attacks, including Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS), continuously increase in terms of bandwidth along with damage (recent attacks exceed 1.7 Tbps) and have a devastating impact on the targeted companies/governments. Over the years, mitigation techniques, ranging from blackholing to ACL filtering at routers, and on to traffic scrubbing, have been added to our toolboxes.
In search for the lost CE (RFC8585). What are the requirements for IPv6-on and IPv4-as-a-Service CE's (CPE's)?
Jordi Palet Martinez, The IPv6 Company
Thomas will describe, in detail, the structure inside optical transceivers. A Transmitter/Receiver Optical Sub Assembly (TOSA/ROSA) is no longer just a diode in a housing handling the light path to and from to the fiber. The performance increases from 10G to 100G and onward to 400G - are not only giant steps in bandwidth, they are also matching leaps in manufacturing. How did the optical industry players around the globe make it possible to squeeze everything into the tiny form factors we see today?
The recent announcement of two major submarine cable initiatives by Facebook and Google - titled Simba and Equiano - have plunged Africa into a crisis with deep divisions on how to react to the OTT's attempts at encircling the entire African continent with their very high fiber-count fiber, which has the potential to destroy the local and regional initiatives in that space. The keynote speech I will deliver will try to dive deep into the real problems facing the African carriers and how to deal with the OTT's from a strategic and economic perspective.
INX-ZA operates 100% community-run IXP's, and have done so, since 1996. In this presentation, Nishal will walk us through some of the changes that they’ve gone through over the past few years to improve and scale their peering fabric.
A brief update on the continued growth at the NAPAfrica Internet Exchange Points, including an introduction to new tools available to members. We will also highlight a few operational findings, and cover the adoption of the Africa Cloud Exchange product.