Akamai continuously updates its directory of more than 1,400 known bots in 17 categories that commonly interact with Akamai customers, to help you apply more granular controls to a wide range of good bots operated by legitimate web and business services.
Manage bots by reputation
Automatically take action on malicious bots based on observed web scraping activity across all Akamai customers. Bot Manager employs machine learning to continuously identify bots based on recent behavior and provide you with the latest updated risk scores.
Bot Manager employs a variety of techniques, including user behavior analysis, browser fingerprinting, HTTP anomaly detection, high request rate, and workflow validation, to detect traffic from unknown bots ranging from simple scripts to automated and headless browsers.
Customize to your business
Create custom bot signatures to manage bots already known to you and assign a wide range of actions to different types of bots, based on their impacts on your business and IT infrastructure, in order to achieve your desired outcomes.
Advanced management actions
Apply a wide range of actions to your bot traffic, including the ability to slow bots down, serve alternate content, deliver to alternate origins, and serve cached content—all in the Akamai cloud. In addition, actions can be further refined based on the URL, time of day, or by percentage of traffic.
Bot-centric reporting and analysis
Go beyond typical high-level traffic statistics and better understand your bot traffic. Apply filters across up to 12 different dimensions to zoom into different areas of your bot traffic, and analyze sample events to learn how different bots interact with your website.