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Bot Defense: Insights Into Basic and Advanced Techniques for Thwarting Automated Threats

October 20, 2016

This white paper written by David Monahan, Research Director covering security and risk management from industry analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates, describes the growing bot issue and examines the significant problems that businesses face from what OWASP has classified as automated threats.

Furthermore, it examines basic and advanced techniques for bot mitigation, and discusses the latest thinking about how companies should protect websites in today’s increasingly challenging environment where bots account for almost half of all web traffic.

What you will learn from reading this white paper:

  • Why bad bots are a significant threat
  • The security risks of JavaScript-only protection methods
  • Why web application firewalls struggle to solve the bot problem
  • The difference between basic and advanced fingerprinting and why it matters to your web applications security
  • An understanding of basic and advanced techniques for detecting bot fraud
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