The Barracuda Web Application Firewall Advanced Bot Protection (ABP) capabilities protect your web, mobile, and API-based applications against a variety of bot attacks. ABP uses a combination of on-box capabilities and cloud-based machine learning/artificial intelligence systems to detect advanced bots. This feature provides you with comprehensive insights into bot traffic over your web applications.
ABP 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. Other features 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 Block-list and New IP Reputation categories
|Bot Spam Mitigation||No|
|Credential Stuffing Protection and Reporting||Yes|
|Barracuda ABP Cloud Integration||Yes|
How to Enable Bot Mitigation
To configure ABP features, navigate to the Bot Mitigation tab in the web interface 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.