SCION stands for, Scalability, Control and Isolation On next-generation Networks. SCION is a new, state of the art technology developed in Switzerland‘s ETH Zurich, in collaboration with Anapaya Systems. The SCION protocol enables a fundamentally secure multi-site connectivity option, offering path control, fault isolation and explicit trust information for end-to-end communication.
 

SCION is a new, state of the art technology developed at ETH Zurich, in collaboration with Anapaya Systems. SCION provides a high-quality, secure and reliable networking solution based on Internet connections.

SCION organizes existing Autonomous Systems* (AS) into groups of independent routing planes called Isolation Domains (ISD), allowing for trusted communication between its members in a more efficient way. These ISDs can exist across multiple network providers.

*An Autonomous System is a collection of connected Internet Protocol (IP) routing prefixes under the control of one or more carriers on behalf of a single administrative entity or domain that presents a common, clearly defined routing policy to the Internet.

Businesses that need secure, reliable and controlled transport of data among different locations via Internet links.

Your advantages

By its very nature, SCION offers three unique properties critical for business communication: control, reliability and security

  • Control: SCION is designed to provide path-control, failure isolation, and explicit trust information for end-to-end communication. This gives end-users strong control over their traffic, providing meaningful and enforceable trust, and enabling high path-awareness.

  • 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 optimisation, and resilience to attacks.

  • Security: The SCION architecture provides strong resilience and security properties as an intrinsic consequence of its design preventing many attacks by design.

What is the added value of SCION?

Central access control and governance provide additional security measures.

Each user can communicate in a closed network efficiently with every other user with a flexible any-to-any architecture.

It provides additional protection against cyber risks such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and BGP (traffic) hijacking in comparison to internet connections.

Connections have instant failover measures to keep application sessions going, even if a physical supply line or central resource fails.

Benefits of SCION

  • Each user can communicate efficiently with every other user in a closed network with a flexible any-to-any architecture

  • It provides additional protection against cyber risks, such as DDoS attacks and hijacking, when compared to conventional Internet connections.

  • The connections have instant failover measures to keep application sessions going, even if a physical supply line or central resource fails.

  • SCION-based networks enable changes and rapid integrations. They use real-time, end-to-end path awareness, finding the most secure and reliable networking routes

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