Network infrastructure solutions provider, Heficed announced the launch of RPKI repository under LACNIC, the regional Internet registry for the Latin American and Caribbean regions. The launch makes the company the only company with RPKI repositories under ARIN, RIPE NCC, and APNIC registries. It also makes it easier for the company to launch RPKI as a service, manage IP resources via the Heficed interface, instead of doing it via each registry separately.
Resource Public Key Infrastructure
The Resource Public Key Infrastructure is a system aimed at making Internet routing more secure. It also enables the creation of the aforementioned ROA, and acts as a safeguard against IP hijacking when hackers aim to exploit network connections, as well as traffic misdirection caused by the configuration mistakes. To be able to create and publish ROAs, IP holders have to access each Internet registry and their RPKI repositories separately. Having its own repositories under each of the four Regional Internet Registries limits the hassle of back-and-forths as all of the resources can be directly managed via Heficed. Aistis Zenkevičius, Director of R&D, Heficed, said,
“This presents a single plain of glass opportunity to cut down the time spent managing resources, as well as streamline the overall process. Having all of the information conveniently accessible limits room for error, as well as confusion, as IP holders do not have to delve into the intricacies of each registrar’s system to set up ROAs.”