Manual Chapter : About Bot Defense

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BIG-IP Distributed Cloud Services

  • 17.1.0
Manual Chapter

About Bot Defense

Overview of Bot Defense

The F5 XC Bot Defense protects web and mobile properties from automated attacks by identifying and mitigating malicious bots. The Bot Defense uses JavaScript and API calls to collect telemetry and mitigate malicious users.
The F5 XC Bot Defense is available in Standard and Advanced/Premium service levels. In both the service levels the Bot Defense is available for traffic from web, web scarping, and mobile. The web scrapping is only applicable to web endpoints.
Before configuring Bot Defense in Standard service level, you need to enable the Bot Defense using F5 Distributed Cloud Console. For more information, refer to F5 Distributed Cloud Services - Bot Defense.
For configuring Bot Defense in Advanced service level, you can contact F5 sales team, refer to F5 Support.
The following is an example screenshot from the BIG-IP for reference:
Creating a Bot Defense Profile