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Options for Schengen Net architectures

There was an interesting panel on „Alternatıve routes protectıng human rıghts on the Internet“ at the IGF 2014. Olexandr Pastukhov, Bogdan Manolea and Patrick Curry presented their views on creating a safe zone in the Internet by segregating a part of it, also dubbed Shengen Net and parallel universe. One of the viewpoints claims that a Shengen Net can be envisioned as a protected corporate intranet. In this article I am arguing, as an information security engineer, why protection at the network layer is infeasible and that alternatives on other layers promise more effectiveness.