Edgio's Advanced Bot Management Leverages Platform’s Extensive Threat Intelligence, Enhances Multi-layer Security Portfolio
Low-latency edge solution accurately detects and mitigates evolving bot threats using machine learning
Leading analyst firm Forrester says about the bot problem, “Bad bots continue to consume resources and overwhelm organizations, accounting for at least a quarter of all internet traffic.” That said, proper bot management is critical to any online business or organization with internet-facing applications. Edgio’s threat research and data science teams built the solution to mitigate a wide range of prevalent bot attacks, including account takeover (ATO), credential stuffing, fake account creation, gift card fraud, inventory scalping, scraping, application DDoS and more.
Key Features include:
- Machine-learning bot detection - Through its patent-pending machine-learning decision engine, Edgio’s Advanced Bot Management uses signature and behavioral models to distinguish between good bots – SEO or monitoring bot, etc. – and bad bots. By applying scores to bad bots, Advanced Bot Manager enables security teams to create advanced policies and set various mitigating actions based on different bot score thresholds.
- Supports granular policy controls – Highly configurable, Edgio Advanced Bot Manager supports multiple actions including alert (log only), block, browser challenge, CAPTCHA, redirect and custom responses to respond to bot traffic. The solution also offers users the ability to create allowlists based on URL, user-agent, TLS fingerprints, cookie and more, as well as customized bot signatures for sophisticated attacks.
- Integrated component of multi-layered security - Built natively as part of Edgio Web Application and API Protection (WAAP), it detects and mitigates attacks at the edge with higher performance and efficacy. Being part of the WAAP protection layers, the Advanced Bot Manager provides great synergies on top of existing Access Control, Rate Limiting, Custom Virtual Patching and Managed Rule Set to provide holistic protection against all web security vulnerabilities. The entire solution can be set up and deployed in less than five minutes.
Advanced Bot Management provides a simple and predictable pricing model based on the number of bot management policies, not on request volume or traffic. Therefore, the cost does not increase as a customer is getting attacked. The solution is an integral component of Edgio’s multi-layered security portfolio, which includes Web Application & API Protection (WAAP), DDoS Protection, Origin Shield, Authoritative DNS, and TLS Encryption for comprehensive web security.
“The new capabilities we are announcing today build on our acquisition of Edgecast and the 3X growth of our security engineering team to provide best-in-class bot management capabilities with minimal complexity and maximum cost-effectiveness,” said