Enhanced Proxy Detection

Enhanced Proxy Detection (EPD) lets you use the GeoGuard service provided by our data provider, GeoComply to apply proxy detection and location spoofing protection.

Add the Enhanced Proxy Detection with GeoGuard behavior to your property to identify requests for your content that have been redirected from an unwanted source via a proxy. You can then allow, deny, or redirect these requests.

Use Best Practices mode

This is the Configuration Mode ​Akamai​ recommends. Select it to automatically apply the primary categories GeoGuard identifies as essential for proxy detection, then set the desired Action.

Customize using "Advanced" mode

Set this as your Configuration Mode if you're looking to customize GeoGuard categories individually to meet your specific needs, and set a specific Action for each.


Make sure you have the "must have" categories applied

GeoGuard maintains a list of several "must have" and "optional" categories, and this behavior leverages from this list. In Advanced mode, the "must have" categories need to be set to "On" to ensure basic protection. If you deviate from this, Akamai can't promise proper proxy detection protection.

Detailed usage instructions

EPD is available for use with several ​Akamai​ products, and its configuration is the same for all of them. See the Property Manager documentation for full usage instructions.