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Barracuda Web Application Firewall

Advanced Bot Protection

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The Barracuda WAF product line’s Advanced Bot Protection capabilities protect your web, mobile and API-based applications against a variety of bot attacks. Advanced Bot Protection uses a combination of on-box capabilities and cloud-based Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence systems to detect advanced bots. ABP provides you with comprehensive insights into bot traffic of your web applications.

Advanced Bot Protection provides multiple features that can be used to detect and block specific bot attacks. Some of these features are available on-box without the purchase of an additional license. Others require the purchase of an Advanced Bot Protection license. The feature-license matrix below shows which features require an additional license:

FeatureABP License Required
Google reCAPTCHA   
(customer should have a Google account with relevant features) 

Bot Widget and Reporting

(except Credential Stuffing)  

Bot Blacklist and New IP Reputation categories  

Bot Spam Mitigation No
Credential Stuffing Protection and Reporting  Yes
Barracuda ABP Cloud Integration  Yes

Enabling Bot Mitigation

 To configure Advanced Bot Protection features, please navigate to the Bot Mitigation tab on the UI and select the Bot Mitigation page. Here you can configure service level configurations to detect and block Bot attacks including Credential Stuffing, Brute Force attacks, Web Scraping and more.

The Advanced Security and Session Tracking modules from the Websites > Advanced Security page have been moved to the Bot Mitigation > Bot Mitigation page. In addition to this, the Web Scraping module from the Advanced Security page has also been moved to the Bot Mitigation > Bot Mitigation page.

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