Information technology services management company Edgio Inc. today announced the availability of a new bot management solution that mitigates a wide range of evolving malicious bots while providing observability into good bots.
Edgio’s Advanced Bot Manager works by leveraging massive amounts of data drawn from the company’s global deployment and then applies machine learning to detect bots based on both signature and behavioral fingerprinting. The solution runs natively on every server across the entire Edgio global network to inspect all traffic for bots in real time. The company says the edge-enabled service minimizes latency, improving reliability and reducing risk.
Key features include the use of machine learning to monitor signature and behavioral models to distinguish between good bots and bad bots. The service applies scores to bad bots to enable security teams to create advanced policies and set various mitigating actions based on different bot score thresholds.
Advanced Bot Manager supports granular policy controls, including support for multiple actions such as log-only alert, block, browser challenges, CAPTCHA, redirect and custom responses to respond to bot traffic. Users can create allow lists based on URL, user-agent, TLS fingerprints, cookies and customized bot signatures.
Built on top of Edgio Web Application and API Protection, the service detects and mitigates attacks at the edge with high performance and efficacy. It connects existing access control, rate limiting, custom virtual patching and managed rule set to provide holistic protection against all web security vulnerabilities.
“The new capabilities we are announcing today build on our acquisition of Edgecast and the three times growth of our security engineering team to provide best-in-class bot management capabilities with minimal complexity and maximum cost-effectiveness,” Ajay Kapur, chief technology officer and general manager of applications at Edgio, said in a statement. “By building these innovative new features directly into the platform, instead of routing traffic out of the network or leveraging third-party solutions, we help ensure that our customers’ applications achieve maximum performance while still remaining secure.”
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