SCION’s architecture gives you a high degree of reliability with various features and new concepts. As a result, some attacks can be prevented from the very outset: SCION is immune to prefix hijacking. What is more, the technology reduces the risk of exposure to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks through hidden paths and source authentication. The protection provided against address spoofing even prevents susceptibility to DDoS reflection attacks.
Multi-pathing allows the SCION protocol to open up multiple potential paths that can be used simultaneously. This increases the usable capacity in the network and enables faster switching in the event of path failures, provided that the application supports this function.
In this instance, the granularity of the path selection is restricted to the transfer points between networks (autonomous systems). The path within a network is not subject to the control of SCION, meaning alternative paths cannot be used there.
SCION gives you path control over your end-to-end communication, allowing you to avoid certain network sections such as networks in unstable regions. Control over path choice also allows you to make selections regarding available bandwidths and latencies. This increases the security of your data in terms of how it is handled. You get more control over the transport route of your sensitive data.
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Anapaya Systems is a spin-off of ETH Zurich. The company has made it its mission to develop the next generation of inter-network architecture. Anapaya combines high security (prefix hijacking prevention, proven secure protocol and implementation), high availability (DDoS defence at network level) and flexibility (path control and multi-pathing, SD-WAN) within SCION’s network architecture. This was developed at ETH Zurich and is considered ground-breaking. The architecture ensures state-of-the-art, secure inter-domain routing, QoS, DDoS defence, secure PKI and an unprecedented level of availability.