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The Internet Society Deploy360 Programme provides real-world deployment information for key Internet technologies. We aim to bridge the gap between the IETF standards process and final adoption of those standards by the global operations community. We find, create, and promote resources that are easy to understand and quickly actionable by the IT professionals responsible for the implementation of new technologies and standards. Learn more.

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ION Belgrade

ION Belgrade will take place on Thursday, 23 November 2017, alongside the Republic of Serbia Network Operators’ Group (RSNOG). The full-day program covers topics including IPv6DNSSECSecuring BGP, and TLS for Applications.

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The First Albanian Network Operators Forum
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Deploy360 4 December 2017

The First Albanian Network Operators Forum

On Tuesday, 14 November 2017, Albanian Internet Service Providers gathered in central Tirana for the first Albanian Network Operators...

ION Belgrade: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, doviđenja!
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Deploy360 30 November 2017

ION Belgrade: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, doviđenja!

Deploy360 organised its fifth ION Conference of the year on 23 November 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Belgrade,...

Deploy360 at IETF 100, Day 5: Zaìjiàn from the Lion City
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Deploy360 16 November 2017

Deploy360 at IETF 100, Day 5: Zaìjiàn from the Lion City

There’s a couple of sessions of interest on the last day of IETF 100 before we wrap up for the...

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IPv6 is the next generation Internet Protocol (IP) address standard intended to supplement and eventually replace IPv4, the protocol most Internet services use today. Every computer, mobile phone, and any other device connected to the Internet needs a numerical IP address in order to communicate with other devices. The original IP address scheme, called IPv4, is running out of numbers.


Few technologies are more critical to the operation of the Internet than the Domain Name System (DNS). DNS Security (DNSSEC) is designed to authenticate DNS response data. It verifies responses to ensure a DNS server’s response is what the zone administrator intended. It does not address all threats (nothing does), but it provides a building block for providing additional data security, and not just within the DNS but also within the applications and services that are built on it.


How do we help prevent the massive Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks we continue to see on the Internet?  What can be done by network operators, enterprises, and others to help reduce DDoS attacks and other similar threats?

Securing BGP

The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the protocol used throughout the Internet to exchange routing information between networks. It is the language spoken by routers on the Internet to determine how packets can be sent from one router to another to reach their final destination. BGP has worked extremely well and continues to the be protocol that makes the Internet work.

TLS for Applications

To make the Internet more secure, Transport Layer Security (TLS), the successor to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), needs to be widely deployed by all kinds of applications across the Internet. People are generally familiar with TLS from the “https” and lock icons seen in web browsers, but TLS can be used in so many other applications.

ION Conferences

ION Conferences bring network engineers and leading industry experts together to discuss emerging technologies and hot technology topics. Early adopters provide valuable insight into their own deployment experiences and bring participants up to speed on new standards emerging from the IETF.

ION Malta

ION Durban

Previous ION Conferences

This first ION Conference was held in December 2010. The meetings are held globally several times per year.

The Deploy360 Team

Kevin Meynell

Content and Resource Manager

Megan Kruse

Manager, Technology Outreach and Strategic Planning

Jan Žorž

Operational Engagement Programme Manager

Aftab Siddiqui

Technical Engagement Manager for Asia-Pacific

Dan York

Senior Manager, Content and Web Strategy