How it works
We’ve built a database containing millions of browser and bot signature variants. Using advanced profiling techniques and transparent challenges, our bot classification engine eliminates threats that can overwhelm servers and steal content, while allowing legitimate traffic to pass through
Our extensive database allows us to accurately identify hacker activity, classify good vs. bad bots, and fast-track legitimate users.
The Imperva database powers both our WAF gateways and cloud WAF and is constantly expanding through preemptive research by our security team.
When a new bot variant is encountered, we profile it according to:
- HTTP/S header content
- IP and ASN information
- Reputation, behavioral patterns and technology fingerprints
Putting you in control
With the Imperva Cloud WAF, you can create custom security rules and propagate them worldwide in a matter of minutes. This allows effortless whitelisting and blacklisting of specific bots or visitors displaying distinct characteristics.
Real-time view of bot traffic
Real-time dashboards offer a live view of all incoming traffic right down to the request level. Coupled with the ability to shape security rules on-the-go, this gives you complete control over who, or what, accesses your domain.
Consistenly updated signature pool
A dedicated security team collects traffic signals from across our global network to discover new bot variants and quickly update bot signatures.
Integrated with WAF policies
Policies apply classification results to stop traffic originating from malicious bots. Bot identification results can be incorporated into custom policies to provide an additional level of context and control to any WAF policy.
“We now spend less time on issues such as software changes and can direct more energy on protecting our members’ data and company information.“
Sr. Manager of Information Security,
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
“Increasing the visibility into threats allows us to make informed decisions into securing our environment.”
IT Security and Risk Manager,