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Known Bots

Known Bots protects your websites, mobile applications, and APIs from malicious bots such as DoS, Spam, and Crawler, etc. You can also configure to allow known good bots such as known search engines without affecting the flow of critical traffic.

This feature identifies and manages a wide range of attacks from automated tools no matter where these applications or APIs are deployed.

To configure Known Bots rule

  1. Go to BOT MITIGATION > Known Bots.
    You must have already enabled this module in Add Modules. See How to add or remove a module.
  2. Configure these settings.
  3. Known Bad Bots

    Enable to block bad bots using predefined signatures. Click the Edit icon to add exceptions. The signatures moved to the "Disabled list" will not be screened against.

    Allow Known Search Engines

    Enable to accept the traffic from known search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.

  4. Select the action that FortiWeb Cloud takes when it detects a violation of the rule from the top right corner.
    To configure the actions, you must first enable the Advanced Configuration in Global > Settings.

    Alert

    Accept the request and generate an alert email and/or log message.

    Alert & Deny

    Block the request (or reset the connection) and generate an alert email and/or log message.

    Deny(no log)

    Block the request (or reset the connection).

    Period Block

    Block subsequent requests from the client for 10 minutes.

  5. Click SAVE.

Known Bots

Known Bots protects your websites, mobile applications, and APIs from malicious bots such as DoS, Spam, and Crawler, etc. You can also configure to allow known good bots such as known search engines without affecting the flow of critical traffic.

This feature identifies and manages a wide range of attacks from automated tools no matter where these applications or APIs are deployed.

To configure Known Bots rule

  1. Go to BOT MITIGATION > Known Bots.
    You must have already enabled this module in Add Modules. See How to add or remove a module.
  2. Configure these settings.
  3. Known Bad Bots

    Enable to block bad bots using predefined signatures. Click the Edit icon to add exceptions. The signatures moved to the "Disabled list" will not be screened against.

    Allow Known Search Engines

    Enable to accept the traffic from known search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.

  4. Select the action that FortiWeb Cloud takes when it detects a violation of the rule from the top right corner.
    To configure the actions, you must first enable the Advanced Configuration in Global > Settings.

    Alert

    Accept the request and generate an alert email and/or log message.

    Alert & Deny

    Block the request (or reset the connection) and generate an alert email and/or log message.

    Deny(no log)

    Block the request (or reset the connection).

    Period Block

    Block subsequent requests from the client for 10 minutes.

  5. Click SAVE.