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MidWest-IX/FD-IX announces our newest member DiviNetworks

We are please to announce the newest member of our Indianapolis fabric. The following is a little about DiviNetworks from them.


DiviNetworks is now offering a new and interesting way for any ISP to generate additional revenue from its existing infrastructure without any investment. This is achieved by securely sharing your IPv4 address space and some minimal bandwidth with the company enterprise customers. The income you can expect mainly depends on the amount of IPs you will be sharing, but a rough estimation would be around $2.5 per year per each IP shared. So if you have for example around 4096 IPs, you can expect around $10,000 per year.

Some commonly asked questions:

What is a Shared IP?

DiviNetworks has developed a method that allows making use of the user IPs in your system in parallel, without latency. Principally, it is similar to the way NAT is working, but on all the IPs in your network. Technically, if you are using Mikrotik router, deploying a simple configuration in the router achieve this. The configuration includes two main definitions. First, it creates a GRE tunnel between the router and the company cloud servers. Then, it marks all the connections that come from the tunnel, and apply a rule on your WAN interface, so all the returned traffic from the internet which belongs to these marked connections will be routed back through this GRE. Using this method, there is no need to allocate dedicated IPs for this service. You can continue to serve your customers and enjoy additional revenue from the same IPs.

So, this sounds too good to be true… where is the catch?  Well, actually there isn’t one.  Divi’s customers are enterprises who need IPs to simulate real users’ traffic from all over the world (currently they have over 100 ISPs in their network), so there is need for more ISP’s for this reason. Each ISP by itself is not able to provide enough coverage, since it does not have the geographical distribution required for the service.

What are the potential hazards, or in other words, how we can be sure that the IPs are not used for illegal activity, and how can we make sure they are not blacklisted?

Divi’s customers are well known corporations (no individual is allowed to use the system). DiviNetworks conducts a strict KYC process with each potential enterprise customer who wishes to use the system, including personal identification of the representative. In addition, only web traffic toward ports 80 and 443 is allowed, with DiviNetworks keeping full logs of all the requests being made through all the servers, including the customer’s real source IP.

All the logs of the traffic passed through the ISP partners are available to the ISP for download and it is kept for 12 months. Each of our partners receive a login to a real time monitoring system where they can see various information about the traffic passed through their router by the DiviNetwork’s customers, including domain names, total bandwidth etc.

In addition, all the traffic, which is sent or received through your router, is passed through one of the company main Pops where it is being monitored using anti-DDoS and anti-malware systems to ensure that no abnormal traffic is generated. The DiviNetworks system also ensures that the traffic pattern is similar to a normal user, to provide another layer of safety.

DiviNetworks is happy to discuss additional monetization products for WISPS as well as their flagship enterprise product and how it assists their clients who make use of it for competitive market research, QoE for large companies, and ad verification. DiviNetworks is excited about expanding its reach in North America as they have done globally.

If you would like more information on DiviNetwork please visit http://www.divinetworks.com/

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