Bot Management

Prevent Automated Attacks on Websites, Mobile Apps and APIs

Today’s hackers use bots to launch pre-attack scans, post comment spam, exploit vulnerabilities, and execute code injection attacks, denial of service attacks, and password guessing hacks against your web facing properties. These bots commit fraud by credential stuffing, repetitively making and cancelling purchases, holding and/or consuming inventory, scraping sites, stealing information, and a host of other unwanted activities.

Malicious bots also cause application and API outages that impact your customers’ experience, resulting in commercial losses. All business are susceptible to attack, but online retailers, travel operators and financial services organizations are prime targets. To effectively control the damages caused by the bot epidemic, organizations are faced with the challenge of staying ahead of threat actors and their malicious bots.

Conversely, legitimate bot traffic is a necessary part of the Internet. Organizations want to detect and allow good bot traffic, while managing the amount, the time-of-day, and the traffic priority. Having the ability to eliminate malicious bot traffic while managing legitimate bot traffic is critical to maintaining your uptime and your lines of business.

The Solution: Bot Manager

Bot Management GUI
Bot Manager Dashboard

The answer to the challenge is activereach’s Bot Manager, the industry’s most comprehensive protection for web applications, mobile applications and APIs from emerging generations of automated threats (bots) targeting applications and systems. This bot management solution allows precise bot management across all channels, combining behavioural modelling for granular intent analysis, collective bot intelligence and device fingerprinting.

What’s different about the activereach bot manager solution?

Intent-Based Deep Behavioural (IDBA)
Proprietary semi-supervised machine-learning models to identify the intent of bots with the highest precision.

Full Coverage of OWASP Automated Threats
Protect from all forms of account takeover, denial of inventory, DDoS card fraud, and web scraping.

Secure all Channels: Web & Mobile Apps, APIs
Bots target various digital assets and sophisticated ones are designed to hit multiple ones. activereach’s Bot Manager covers them all.

Non-Intrusive Approach
Detect and block highly sophisticated human-like bots in real time using APIs or an out-of-path mode, no impact to technology stack.

Fully Managed Service
Bot Manager is also available as a security service integrated with activereach’s Cloud WAF, for 360° application protection.

Key Features

Ability to Handle Bot Traffic in Multiple Ways
Actions are customized based on bot signatures/types, e.g., feeding false pricing and product information to competitors’ bots. We use CAPTCHA for suspected bots, leveraging responses in a closed-loop feedback system to minimize false positives.

Transparent Reporting and Comprehensive Analytics
Granular classification and reporting of different types of bots, such as search engine crawlers and malicious bots, enable efficient traffic management. activereach’s Bot Manager can be seamlessly integrated with leading analytics platforms, including Google and Adobe Analytics.

Easy Integration
Flexible deployment options include integration via our JavaScript tag, cloud connectors or web server plug-ins. Alternatively, a virtual appliance is available too, for the entire web app or selected sections. This allows for easy deployment of Bot Manager into your existing infrastructure.

No DNS Redirection
Using an API-based approach to protect web assets, the solution doesn’t require DNS redirection, thus allowing complete control over web applications, mobile apps and APIs.

Accuracy and Scalability
IDBA filters highly sophisticated human like bots without causing false positives. Website functionality and user experience remain intact. Bot Manager leverages cutting-edge technologies to maintain high scalability during peaks in network traffic.

Protection From a Wide Array of Threats

activereach Bot Manager protects from all forms of account takeover, denial of inventory, DDoS, card fraud, web scraping and other OWASP automated threats, and also helps organizations reduce expenses and increase revenue.

Account Takeover
Credential stuffing and Brute Force attacks are used to gain unauthorized access to customer accounts.

Gift Card Fraud
Carders use bots to crack gift cards and identify valid coupon numbers and voucher codes.

Application DoS
Application DoS attacks degrade web applications by exhausting system resources, third-party APIs, inventory databases and other critical resources.

Price Scraping
Competitors deploy bots on your website to steal price information and influence your customers’ buying decisions.

Content Scraping
Scammers and third-party aggregators use bots to scrape content and illegally reproduce the stolen content on ghost websites.

Digital Ad Fraud
Malicious bots create false impressions and generate illegitimate clicks on publishing sites and their mobile apps.

Skewed Analytics
Automated traffic on your web property skews metrics and misleads decision-making.

Form Spam
Malicious bots deluge online marketplaces and community forums with spam leads, comments and fake registrations.

Bots are responsible for 30% to 70% of website traffic. They range from good to middling to bad, and from simple to sophisticated. Many bot management vendors say they can solve your bot problem. But can they really? Please contact us or call 0845 625 9025 to discuss your bot ecosystem with an activereach Security Expert.