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:
|Feature||ABP 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.