Published: 21/04/2020


An anti-bot system is a technology or process put in place to stop bad bots.

It detects bad bots by using machine learning algorithms that are constantly updating data about what bad bots do and trying new ways to detect them. With these updates, it becomes harder for hackers to get into your system.

Bad or “malicious” bots are targeting businesses in all industries including financial services, retail, travel and gaming using a variety of automated techniques. Amongst the most common automated bot attack strategies are credential stuffingcard crackingweb scraping and product scalping.

Implementing anti-bot technology and anti-bot verification as a part of a comprehensive anti-bot system is crucial to detecting bots and identifying those with good vs. bad intent.

Anti-bot technology use cases

Bot traffic

Bots are often used to generate fake traffic on your website, or as part of an attack. With bot-detection technology like Netacea’s Intent Analytics™, you can identify bots from bad actors who might be trying to steal information and block them before they cause damage.

Botnet attacks

Attackers will create a network of compromised devices (also known as “zombies”) and use it to launch brute force attacks against websites with the intent of compromising sensitive data stored there. By detecting and blocking these malicious robots with an anti-bot system, you can protect your data from being stolen.

Bots in IoT

Bots are also used to exploit vulnerabilities in Internet of Things (IoT) devices and spread malware, which will then – if not stopped – infect other connected systems on the network.

Bot-based email phishing attacks

A type of bot attack where a bad actor sends out emails from a spoofed address with a harmful attachment or link disguised as legitimate content in order to steal data.

Spam & abuse management

Spammers use unethical methods such as sending out millions of emails with the sole purpose of getting someone else’s email address so they can sell it on the dark web or just send unwanted messages—sometimes even malware—to people who never asked for anything. By identifying spam from bad bots with anti-bot technology, you’re able to stop spams before your customers or employees see them.

Anti-bot system protection

Malicious bots are a growing threat to any business with an online presence and securing your organisation against cyber-attacks must be a priority.

Effective anti-bot protection systems, powered by machine learning, accurately verify bots, identify bad bot vs. good bot or human activity and put actionable intelligence at your fingertips. Access to fast and accurate data enables you to confidently stop malicious bots from attacking your web-facing applications, while ensuring frictionless access for genuine users and preventing non-human traffic from compromising your business.

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Netacea Bot Management offers industry leading bot detection and an always on anti bot playbook that offers up to 6x stronger threat detection and a greater breadth of security across your websites, applications and APIs. Discover how Netacea can help your business block bots at scale, Book a Demo today.

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