Welcome the bots you want and mitigate those you don't.
More than half of web traffic is generated by bots. Some bots, like search engine crawlers are good bots. Others, like those that steal data, generate spam, or repeatedly try login credentials, are bad bots. Both good and bad bots can impact your site's performance, so Bot Manager helps you handle bots. You can:
- Detect that bots are active on your site
- Categorize bots based on what they do and the impact they have
- Manage by applying different actions to different bot requests
- View your bot traffic and analyze how effective your management strategies are
Evaluate your website or API in terms of where bots could cause you problems and where you may want to tolerate them. For example, if you're an airline, you may want to make flight search off-limits to bots, but let bot traffic access flight schedule and status.
If any URLS are APIs or transactional pages that handle things like login, signup, or checkout, then you want to take it a step further and apply behavioral detection (Premier only) to specific endpoints you define as API resources. The same goes for native mobile app protection, which is a special add-on to Bot Manager Premier.
If your needs are simple, and you just want to see what bots are hitting your site, then mitigate or allow them, you can use the bot protections that come included with App & API Protector. Learn more (login required).
Updated over 1 year ago