Bot Management Solutions

Protect your apps and APIs from bots and malicious automation while maintaining engagement that drives your business.

What Is Bot Management?

Bots make the Internet work—from search engine crawlers that bring the world to your fingertips to chatbots that engage and influence your customers early in their buying journey.

But bots also scale automated attacks like credential stuffing, which can result in account takeover (ATO) and fraud. 

Don’t settle for bot management that fails to deter cybercriminals or frustrates customers with friction that leads to transaction abandonment, lost revenue, or hot leads for your competitors. Bot management should automatically mitigate the following types of bot attacks to make your apps run securely.

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What Bot Management Helps You Prevent

Account Takeover Protection

Fake Accounts

Bad actors use fake accounts to commit financially motivated attacks, including reward abuse on retail sites, money laundering via online banking, and even disguises for credential stuffing.

Protects Loyalty Programs

Gift Card Cracking

In this type of brute force attack, attackers check millions of variations on gift card numbers against a gift card application to identify card numbers that hold value.

Account Takeover Protection

Credential Stuffing / Account Takeover

Attackers may test large numbers of compromised credentials (e.g., usernames and passwords stolen from another site) against your login application to compromise those accounts for monetary gain.

Stops Scraping

Content Scraping

Automated tools can collect large amounts of data from a target application for reuse or sale elsewhere.

Prevents Inventory Hoarding

Inventory Hoarding

Applications that prevent customer transactions may be abused to block sales or to fraudulently acquire goods or services.

Stops Scraping

Aggregator Abuse

Attacks through third-party aggregators and integrations can lead to PII exfiltration, ATO, and fraud.

Why Bot Management Matters

Fraud is increasing in sophistication and often driven by organized crime rings that employ bots to carry out automated attacks. These groups are known to quickly retool to overcome basic bot management, which puts security teams on the defensive and strains highly-skilled resources. Failure to effectively mitigate bots will create adverse impacts on your application performance, your customer experience, and your business.

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How F5 Can Help

Without frustrating users, bot management solutions must adapt as attackers retool (and they will) to bypass countermeasures.

Accurate detection and resilient protections can dramatically improve business outcomes by slashing fraud losses, providing better customer experiences, and maximizing operational efficiencies and business intelligence.

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By managing bots and mitigating automated attacks on their applications, organizations can reduce losses from fraud, serve customers better, and improve business outcomes.

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Stop Automated Attacks

The economics are in the attackers’ favor


Apps are the business in the new digital economy. Automation enables organizations to be first to market, first to profit, and first to cool with apps that literally change the world.

Conversely, favorable economics drive attackers to embrace bots and automation to carry out attacks on web apps and APIs, leading to abuse, account takeover, fraud, lost customer trust, and damaged brands.

F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense

Stay ahead of cybercriminals by deploying the most effective bot management solution on the planet.

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F5 Distributed Cloud Aggregator Management

Gain granular control of data aggregators to mitigate unforeseen risk of attacks through your third-party integrations.

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Ecosystem Integrations

How do F5 solutions integrate with security ecosystems?


F5 collaborates with the world’s leading tech companies to create joint solutions that protect your valuable brands from bots, abuse, and fraud.

Protect Login and Digital Touchpoints

Accelerating easy, highly secure access with F5 and Okta

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Fast and Secure e-Commerce

Rapidly protect your e-commerce footprint in Salesforce Commerce Cloud (SFCC)

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Resources

REPORT

Forrester Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) Study

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eBook

EBOOK

Attacker Economics: Understanding the Economics Behind Cyberattacks

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OWASP Automated Threats 21 Fraud Street On-Demand Webinar

WEBINAR

OWASP Automated Threats: 21 Fraud Street On-Demand Webinar

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Labs article

REPORT

Top 10 Bot Detection Vendors to Mitigate Fraud and Abuse

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eBook

EBOOK

The New Era of Fraud: An Automated Threat

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blog

BLOG

Ten (More) Questions to Ask a Bot-Mitigation Vendor

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VIDEO

Q2 Blocks 97% of Malicious Traffic with F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense

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How Attacks Evolve from Bots to Fraud

ARTICLE

How Attacks Evolve from Bots to Fraud

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ARTICLE

I Was a Human CAPTCHA Solver

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Next Steps

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