The Internet is based on the interaction between autonomous systems (AS). AS constantly exchanges routing information through the BGP protocol that makes it possible to choose traffic routes between cities and countries all around the world.
However, the fragility of the Internet lies in the lack of security mechanisms and limitations within the specifications of the Border Gateway Protocol.
Therefore, different routing anomalies may occur during the exchange process caused by errors in the network equipment configuration or attacks by cybercriminals.
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It is almost impossible to detect BGP anomalies once inside the customer's network, so troubleshooting BGP incidents is a significant challenge for network engineers.
To monitor traffic and detect anomalies just in time, you need an external professional tool that functions at the cross-domain routing level.
Qrator.Radar from Qrator Labs is a unique platform designed to analyze routing information, detect incidents and changes in network connectivity in real-time.
BGP Route Leaks
BGP Route Leak is the redirection of traffic through an autonomous system that should not be on the route.
BGP Hijack is an illegitimate prefix announcement (traffic hijacking).
Bogon is an announcement of prefixes and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs) that should not occur in routing tables.
Qrator.Radar captures several thousand routing incidents worldwide every day.
Feedback on anomalies is sent to customers in real-time;
This helps to respond to network incidents immediately, mitigating possible adverse effects on the business and ensuring better network performance.