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BGP Keep Alive Message Detection (Client Initiation)

Info

Synopsis

This event signifies that a BGP speaking system is trying to maintain connectivity with other BGP systems.

Description

This event signifies that a BGP speaking system is trying to maintain connectivity with other BGP systems. The traffic is benign in nature, however it does reveal who is currently speaking BGP on your network.

Solution

Ensure BGP traffic is intended to be deployed on this network. Block port 179 if necessary.