Imperva Advanced Bot Protection

Additional Info

Company size (employees)1,000 to 4,999
Headquarters RegionNorth America
Type of solutionSoftware


In 2021, 42.3% of all traffic on the internet wasn’t human. In fact, 27% of traffic came from bad bots, software applications that run automated tasks with malicious intent. Many consider these bots as only a benign nuisance, but in reality, they are used by bad actors to achieve nefarious goals and disrupt businesses around the clock. Fraudsters, hackers, and competitors use bots to commit online fraud, break into customer accounts, and gain an unfair competitive advantage by scraping prices and proprietary content. As the volume, sophistication, and damage caused by automated threats grows, bots add costly strain on a digital business’ staff and resources.

Imperva Advanced Bot Protection protects mission-critical websites, mobile apps, and APIs from every OWASP automated threat without impacting legitmate human customers or affecting the flow of business-critical traffic. Imperva delivers a holistic approach that provides the vigilant service, superior technology, and industry expertise needed for full visibility and control over human, good bot, and bad bot traffic.

How we are different

- Protects websites, mobile apps, and APIs from automated attacks: Imperva’s Advanced Bot Protection protects all access points used by bad bots including web, mobile and APIs. Deeper interrogation validates the browser and determines whether it’s human or a bot. As the automation crawls the site, Imperva collects and analyzes data about its behavior, pointing to anomalies based on your site's traffic patterns. Machine learning models identify bad bot behavior across all Imperva-protected sites.

- Mitigates all OWASP automated threats including account takeover, web scraping, and online fraud: Bad bots are deployed by bot operators resulting in genuine business problems. Because Advanced Bot Protection identifies all the OWASP Automated threats it provides genuine ROI to your business. From preventing fraud after credential stuffing attacks to reducing competitive scraping of prices, the business benefits financially and by removing unwanted bad bot traffic, organizations spend less on infrastructure.

- Smart controls to manage with precision: Imperva Advanced Bot Protection lets you manage your controls by path, domain or entire account—effectively protecting against malicious bots while ensuring that legitimate bots and human users have uninterrupted access to your site. Security teams can also choose their own bot responses including whitelist, monitor, challenge, unblock form, or hard block. In-depth reporting provides granular log-level analysis of over 100 data dimensions to reveal real-time answers to questions posed by bad bots within web traffic.