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NIX.CZ has joined the ranks of the MANRS initiative

As of August 30th, the NIX.CZ Association has been a member of the MANRS (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security) global initiative, which supports security and compliance with networking standards. The Czech Neutral Internet exchange now has the status of 'participating IXP', as it meets the five core areas to which MANRS assigns great importance (i.e.: coordination, protection, support, prevention and tools). The MANRS initiative, also supported by the Internet Society, focuses on anti-spoofing, coordination, filtering and so-called global validation.


The latest issue of the NIX.CZ Newsletter has been published

The July issue of NIX.CZ Newsletter provides information on the interconnection of the NIX.CZ and NIX.SK nodes and on changes in the price list. We are also pleased to announce the award for Ondřej Filip, Chairman of the Board of Directors of our association, who has recently been named a Board Member of RIPE NCC and has also become a member of the Cybersecurity Hall of Fame. We certainly do not want to forget to mention the new record in data transmission and the appointment of the new technical director of NIX.CZ, which is Marian Rychtecký. Our newsletter concludes with a report on the second meeting of the CSNOG community, where we were one of the main organizers.


NIX.CZ interconnects its nodes in Prague and Bratislava and updates its price list

Yesterday's working group of the Czech neutral internet exchange, NIX.CZ brought two novelties. The first is the interconnection of the Prague and Bratislava peering nodes, and thus the interconnection of networks operating there. The second news then is about the updates of the price list for 1 GE ports and higher capacities.

The NIX.CZ and NIX.SK interconnection means that the NIX.CZ peering VLAN can also be configured on ports of those networks which are connected in Slovakia. In practice, this change enables networks to access two VLANs (Czech and Slovak), and peer with companies connected in either of the countries.

“At NIX.CZ Association, which operates the Slovak NIX.SK node, we will now test this connection on one 100 GE route. Providing this project turns out to be viable and continues to develop, we shall start working on a second backup line. Following our survey, this interconnection was interesting for networks connected in Slovakia. Naturally, this also brings benefits to networks connected in the Czech Republic as new networks to peer with easily will appear at the NIX.CZ node in Prague,” says Adam Golecký, Director of the NIX.CZ Association. 

The updated price list, valid from July 1st, involves changes in all port capacities. In the case of 1GE ports, which have so far cost CZK 2,000 a month the port fee is reduced to CZK 1 for the first port in this capacity; next 1GE ports remain at CZK 2000 a month. 10 GE and 100 GE ports are reduced by CZK 1,500 per month. 40 GE ports will sell with a CZK 2,500 price reduction.

“With this change we aim to simplify connection for networks into NIX.CZ. Our goal is to make the starting conditions for new customers as easy as possible, especially for smaller ISPs and Internet content providers. Nevertheless, companies choosing to take advantage of this option must take into account some limitations, such as limited technical support, which will only be available during working hours, ” adds Adam Golecký.


Ondřej Filip from NIX.CZ entered the Cybersecurity Hall of Fame

On the occasion of the 20th annual Information Security Summit - IS2 conference, Ondřej Filip, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of NIX.CZ, was delivered an award for his contribution to cyber security in the Czech Republic and joined the Cybersecurity Hall of Fame. Ondřej Filip was awarded this prize by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of CETIN, Juraj Šedivý. The first laureate is Jaroslav Šmíd from NÚKIB, who won the award last year.

“It's an honour to become a member of the Cybersecurity Hall of Fame. I also take this award as a commendation for the projects we work on in NIX.CZ. Namely the FENIX project, which already has more than 20 members. These networks are not indifferent to their own safety, but more importantly, also about the safety of all their clients and customers,” said Ondřej Filip.

TATE International organizes the Information Secrity Summit - IS2 every year. This event is a ceremonial appointment to the Cybersecurity Hall of Fame. There is always one nominated personality who has influenced cyber security in the Czech Republic by a significant or long-term positive contribution.


Marian Rychtecký becomes CTO of NIX.CZ

Marian Rychtecký has become the new technical director of the Czech neutral peering node. He will be responsible for the operation, supervision, development, security and construction of the NIX.CZ and NIX.SK (neutral peering exchange in Slovakia operated by NIX.CZ) nodes. Marian Rychtecký's competencies will also include testing of new technologies and cooperation with foreign partners.

Marian Rychtecký started his professional career at CL-Net (later RIO MEDIA), where he worked as technical manager of backbone infrastructure. His next position was in an international pharmaceutical organization in which he was in charge of the European WAN network as well as the VoIP platform covering over 30 branches in 20 countries.

In 2017, Marian moved to Dublin in Ireland, where he started working for the cybersecurity team of his former employer helping to build a security infrastructure and run the global MPLS and SD-WAN network. He also has experience in designing and operating corporate datacenters.