RPKI as additional protection.
Unfortunately, IP addresses (so-called prefixes) are repeatedly leaked due to misconfiguration or intentionally hijacked.
Mostly it is a matter of faulty router/filter configuration, but also of targeted attacks with the purpose of disrupting the availability of a service or the attempt to redirect traffic in order to intercept it. In order to counteract this problem, our prefixes as well as those of our customers and the valid AS path have been protected by RIPE with a digital signature for some time now.
Furthermore, NTS no longer accepts prefixes that have an invalid signature. The corresponding internal infrastructure was implemented redundantly and fault-tolerant. The more providers implement this system consistently, the more secure the Internet becomes with regard to the above-mentioned errors or attempted misuse when it comes to global BGP routing.
Further and extensive (technical) information can be found in the blog article of Cloudflare.
SwissIX Core extended to Bern
For more than 15 years, the Colobern has been home to a SwissIX node. In the course of the migration to the new building, the Bern site has now been expanded to a core site.
NTS Workspace AG has been actively committed to the SwissIX for many years. Due to the constantly increasing bandwidth requirements of the peers, the next logical step followed: Together with the move to the new location, the connection to SwissIX was also expanded and designed redundantly (2x 100GE). Thus, 10GE and 100GE links can now also be ordered at the Berne location. Happy peering!
Information about the new building
Media release on the new building/datacenter
After we moved into our new home in April, some servers are already located here in the meantime. Further details were announced today by Media Release (DE).
Bye bye Neubrückstrasse, hello Wölflistrasse!
Important Info: On Friday, April 12th 2019 it is moving day and we are relocating our offices to Wölflistrasse 1d, 3006 Bern.
The reachability by email and telephone is guaranteed during office hours - however less urgent requests will only be processed again from Monday, April 15th.
We would also like to welcome you personally in our new premises!.
NTS continues to invest in sustainability
Two solar power plants were connected to the grid today both at the Colobern South site and at our new location.
Not only the waste heat from our computer centres, which is reused for heating buildings, but also the electrical primary energy is partly produced by ourselves since today. Two photovoltaic systems with a total output of more than 75 kWp were put into operation today at the two sites in Bern (Colobern South and the new building on Wölflistrasse). The systems work parallel to the grid - however, the electricity produced is consumed directly in our computer centres and thus covers part of the required electrical energy through renewable energy produced in-house. It is worth mentioning once again that NTS has been using only electricity from renewable sources (primarily hydropower) on a voluntary basis for many years.