Safe and Secure European Routing

Project Key Information

Project Status: Finished

Start Date: 1 July 2012

End Date: 31 August 2015

Budget (total): 24599.41 K€

Effort: 191.33 PY

Project-ID: CPP2011/2-5b

Project Coordinator

Name: Marco Hoffmann

Company: Nokia, NSN Management International GmbH

Country: Germany


Project Consortium

Nokia, NSN Management International GmbH, Germany

Coriant R&D GmbH, Germany

Technical University München, Germany

Universität Kassel        Germany

Leibniz-Rechenzentrum der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Germany

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Heinrich Hertz Institut (HHI), Germany

Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany

Konrad-Zuse-Institut Berlin (ZIB), Germany

Universität Tübingen Germany

Universität Würzburg Germany

FH Potsdam, IDL-Interaction Design Lab Germany

Fraunhofer AISEC Germany

Technische Universität Dortmund Germany

Orange SA, France

Institut Mines Télécom, France

Keopsys, France

Ekinops, France

Photline Technologies SA, France

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

2NS – Second Nature Security Oy, Finland

Mikkelin Puhelin Oyi, Finland

EXFO, Finland

Stonesoft, A McAfee Group Company, Finland

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

Project News


The Internet has become an indispensable part of the infrastructure for most of the aspects of daily life and has developed to a fundamental infrastructure for Europe. The uninterrupted, reliable and secure access to the Internet is seen as a basic need for all citizens and a significant economical factor.

The current infrastructure lacks many of those features which are obviously associated with a trusted, safe and secure communication medium. The number of attacks on Internet-connected systems are growing and the attacks have become more serious and more technically complex than in the past. With the increasing number of sensitive applications, e.g. e-government or e-commerce, in particular the following critical issues and obstacles gain importance: security and privacy, service quality and reliability, instantaneous and protected access, and scalability.

Within the SASER-SIEGFRIED project all project partners together will design a network architecture and technologies for secure future networks in close collaboration. The target is to correct security vulnerabilities of today’s IP-layer networks in the 2020 time frame. The following activities will be accomplished to achieve this objective:

Firstly, data transmission will be downscaled as far as possible to lower network layers (physical layer and data layer), to reduce the need of IP routers, which have to be considered as critical to security. This can be realized by adopting technologies of network virtualization and efficient redundancy, based on flexible and highly available optical systems.

Secondly, mechanisms of security for future networks will be designed, based on an analysis of remaining security problems in the IP layer (for example: Backdoor and Anomaly detection).

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