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IRP 4.2 is here, featuring advanced BGP FlowSpec Geo-blocking Capability

Noction Intelligent Routing Platform (IRP) v4.2 has just been released. This update introduces an array of exciting new features and enhancements, including the advanced BGP FlowSpec geo-blocking capability. With IRP v4.2, network administrators now possess powerful tools to elevate network security and maximize performance like never before.

As the landscape of network security threats continues to evolve, we understand the importance of staying ahead of the curve. The newly added “Policies by Country” feature empowers network administrators to manipulate routing decisions and restrict internet traffic based on specific geographic regions. You have the flexibility to establish packet filtering rules based on protocols, port numbers, and destination prefixes, allowing for a highly nuanced and customized approach to network security. Furthermore, specific prefixes or ASNs can be exempted from these rules, ensuring that unaffected traffic associated with those entries flows seamlessly. To facilitate informed routing decisions, the platform provides detailed lists of prefixes and ASNs associated with each specific country’s policy, putting comprehensive information at your fingertips.

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Policies by Country View
Each policy created within the “Policies by Country” feature provides vital statistics on the number of affected prefixes. This allows network administrators to gain specific insights into the actual list of prefixes and the corresponding ASNs they belong to. What’s more, the platform maintains a comprehensive history of changes made to each policy, enabling you to track and analyze alterations over time.
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Policy by Country | Affected Prefixes view
Organizations can ensure compliance with specific laws and regulations while mitigating potential risks associated with particular geographic regions. This capability serves as an effective safeguard, fortifying networks against malicious activities and unauthorized access.

In addition to the geo-blocking capability mentioned above, IRP v4.2 brings forth other improvements designed to elevate your network performance and management:

  • Support for RFC8955: Noction IRP now fully supports RFC8955, enabling efficient dissemination and enforcement of Flow Specification Rules. Network administrators can seamlessly distribute and enforce complex traffic filtering rules across their entire network infrastructure.
  • Streamlined Distribution of Geolocation Data: Noction IRP has revamped its mechanism for distributing geolocation data. Fresh and up-to-date data can now be directly downloaded from Noction servers, ensuring accurate geolocation information for precise and effective geo-blocking measures.
  • Improved Reporting and Analysis: We’ve bolstered Noction IRP’s reporting capabilities with enhanced graphs and metrics. The “Total Bandwidth Usage” and “Total & Improved Traffic” graphs now provide even deeper insights into network performance, enabling you to make data-driven decisions with confidence. Additionally, the Inbound Traffic Distribution report now offers a comprehensive one-year history, facilitating a broader timeframe for analysis and identification of trends.

For more information on the complete set of features and improvements available with IRP 4.2, get in touch with Noction account representatives at or review product documentation.

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