How ShieldSquare Real-Time Bot Protection Works


ShieldSquare automates bot protection on your website or mobile app without impacting genuine users and the performance. Your website or mobile app is protected proactively by building signatures for each unique visitor to your site and by using cutting edge bot detection technologies. This ensures best in class protection for your web/mobile application, and a worry free Infrastructure / Operations team.

How it works

Integrate ShieldSquare via our cloud connectors, web server plugins or virtual-appliance. Here’s how ShieldSquare proactively acts behind the scenes when a visitor visits a page on your website or mobile app.

As and when a page visit happens, ShieldSquare API call and JavaScript embedded on the page collects and sends various parameters about the visitor to the backend ShieldSquare Engine. Using proprietary technologies and smart algorithms, ShieldSquare engine builds a unique fingerprint for each visitor.

Based on the exhaustive bot detection tests done on the previous activity of this visitor, our cloud engine classifies the visitor as a human, search engine crawler, or a bad bot. Based on the classification, if the visitor is a friendly entity (human or search engine crawler), then ShieldSquare transparently allows the user to pass by sending API response code as Allow. All of this is achieved in a few milliseconds without impacting user experience.

In the event of a bad bot, ShieldSquare sends the corresponding response code back to the application. Based on the response codes, you can implement actions like blocking the bot, challenging with a CAPTCHA, feeding fake data, etc. ShieldSquare, thus covers all routes and provides you the flexibility to choose a desired response to act against bots as per your business needs.

KEY FEATURES

  • Battle-tested for zero false positives
  • No DNS traffic rerouting
  • High performance
  • Secured user privacy
  • Exhaustive out-of-the-box reporting

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