Quick, automated traffic routing is essential for internet communications and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) has become an industry standard enabling users to have a seamless experience.                        

By design, routers running BGP will accept advertised routes from other BGP routers by default. The automated nature of the system means that IP addresses with routing privileges are highly valued by cyber criminals but there is a way to block traffic at your network edge from the hijacked and malicious IPs used by criminals.