The overall goal of X-CHECK is to provide improved security for ICT-systems by leveraging data from Internet Exchange Points.
The three main objectives of X-CHECK are:
- Threat analysis for public network access points,
- Scalable real-time analysis of network incidents at IXPs, and
- Development of open-source tools for the detection of IT security incidents.
DE-CIX's Research & Development team especially works on understanding and mitigating threats to the route server infrastructure as well as improving inter domain routing security by integrating technologies such as RPKI, BGPSEC and SEND into existing infrastructures.