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David Senecal

David Senecal

March 23, 2016 12:56 PM

Managing bots 101 - Part 3: Response strategy for kn ...

In this article we'll review how to handle known bot traffic. As discussed in the first part, you may not be comfortable serving content to all legitimate bots for various reasons. But even when you're willing to serve content to known bots, several options are available. Just like for unknown bots, you'll have to decide on the response strategy that works best for you.

David Senecal

David Senecal

March 22, 2016 12:47 PM

Managing bots 101 - Part 2: Response strategies for ...

In part 1 of this series we've discussed the difficult problem of differentiating the good vs. the bad. In this article we'll review how to go about defining a response strategy to manage bots that you think are bad for your business. First thing you'll have to decide is whether you want to serve any content at all to these bots. We recommend you do to keep the bot at

David Senecal

David Senecal

March 21, 2016 9:35 AM

Managing bots 101 - Part 1: Stop playing the Whack-a ...

As you may have heard, Akamai recently introduced a new product, Bot Manager. I've been working at Akamai for close to 10 years and, in my past roles here (Technical Support Engineer, Enterprise Architect), I've had the opportunity to work closely with many customers who had issues with bots. Generally, this was about protecting the site against "bad bots" but also making sure that "good bots" were not impacted by

David Senecal

David Senecal

December 11, 2013 12:09 PM

Anomaly scoring is a better way to detect a real att ...

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David Senecal

David Senecal

September 12, 2013 7:57 AM

Slow DoS on the Rise

The following is a guest post from Senior Enterprise Architect David Senecal and Sr. Solutions Architect Aseem Ahmed Recent years have been very dramatic in security landscape with emerging threats; the application layer is now a more prominent target.  The new (and deadly) Layer 7 attacks called slow HTTP Denial of Service (DoS) attacks are on the rise.  Although they are not as new as they might sound, anything that

David Senecal

David Senecal

June 27, 2013 1:33 PM

Identifying and mitigating unwanted bot traffic

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