HAS YOUR ORGANIZATION’S DATA GONE ON A ROAD TRIP?

Dennis R. Gatens, Chief Commercial Officer

Back in the day a road trip was fun and a familiar weekend occurrence. However, an organization’s data can go on a road trip due to the vulnerabilities of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Not the kind of road trip a CISO wants to ever experience. BGP is a fundamental protocol found in routers used for domestic and global routing of traffic between networks. And it’s security vulnerabilities are well documented.

It was recently reported that user’s data took a road trip to China thanks to vulnerabilities in the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Here’s the link to the full story as recently published by WIRED: https://www.wired.com/story/google-internet-traffic-china-russia-rerouted/, and here are the highlights. ThousandEyes, a monitoring firm, saw Google traffic rerouting over the Russian ISP TransTelecom, to China Telecom, toward the Nigerian ISP Main One. “Russia, China, and Nigeria ISPs and 150-plus [IP address] prefixes—this is obviously very suspicious,” says Alex Henthorne-Iwane, vice-president of product marketing at ThousandEyes. “It doesn’t look like a mistake.” BGP hacking is how bad actors manipulate Internet routing to make traffic easier to intercept.

If an organization uses SpaceBelt™ DSaaS, this scenario cannot occur, as your data bypasses the terrestrial infrastructure and is therefore immune to the vulnerabilities of BGP and the other nearly infinite opportunities to access the terrestrial infrastructure for malicious intent.

The Evolution Of Managed Network Services In Space

In the not too distant future, Managed Networks Services in space will come into reality. Based on laser technology, the communications infrastructure in space will resemble the terrestrial infrastructure of today providing earth to space and space to space high speed communications.

NASA has taken the lead in driving the vision for a commercial market for laser-based, fully interoperable IP-based communications services in space. As the commercial demand for satellite-based applications and services evolves in LEO and GEO and along with anticipated deep space exploration, laser-based high speed communications services will be necessary. Resulting in an ecosystem of interoperable technology vendors and services.

At Cloud Constellation Corporation, as our vision for SpaceBelt™ cloud services in space becomes a reality we believe a robust market for laser-based commercial managed network services will replace today’s RF-based communications services…just as fiber has replaced the T1 on Earth.

Google’s SDN Concept Appealing To Cloud Constellation Corporation
Loon SDN To Enable The Extension of Enterprise Networks Into Low Earth Orbit

SpaceBelt™ Data Security as a Service (DSaaS) network resources will be managed as virtual enterprise network elements. SDN brings a number of advantages to the operation and management of an enterprise network infrastructure; namely dynamic resource allocation and a consolidated perspective of network topology, network monitoring and functions such as routing, WAN optimization, firewalls, etc. Integrating SDN technology into the SpaceBelt DSaaS network infrastructure will enable Cloud Constellation Corporation’s SpaceBelt global partners to provide their enterprise customers with a dynamic, responsive network infrastructure to meet their diverse and evolving network resource and utilization requirements for the secure transport and cloud storage of their high value, highly sensitive data assets.