Cloud-based Website Protection

Not all users of your website are human. Software bots, both good and bad, drove nearly 40% of internet traffic last year. BotGuard provides a service to protect your website against malicious bots, crawlers, scrapers, and hacker attacks. We selectively block bad bot traffic in real time, while granting unrestricted access to the website to human users, search engines, and affiliate bots.

To help you protect your business from hackers, spammers, content thieves, and competitors, we offer 3 levels of defense: firewall, bots blocking, and content copy prevention:


Web Application Firewall (WAF) is your main line of defense against hacker attacks on web applications, including all the OWASP Top 10 threats like cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection (SQLI), cross-site request forgery (CSRF) and remote file inclusion (RFI).

Malicious Bot Mitigation

We use state-of-art profiling techniques to manage website access. Our protection covers all the types of automated threats to web applications according to OAT.

Web Content Scraping Prevention

By integrating the BotGuard service into your web application, you get protection against website content leakage, even if content copying is conducted by advanced software tools or by humans.

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How BotGuard Protection Works

Each request to your website is sent to the BotGuard cloud for analysis. BotGuard's high-performance system determines in real time whether a site visitor is a human or a malicious bot, and decides whether to allow the request, reject it or conduct a transparent user check. The result is sent back to your web server. A human user or a legitimate search engine bot gets a website page, while a malicious bot or hacker receives an error message.

The BotGuard engine analyzes the behavior of your site visitors, forms their "digital fingerprints" and stores the results in a database. Our dynamically built database contains millions of browser fingerprints providing a fast and effective way to identify the majority of bots and hacker attacks. Our research team is constantly expanding the database by monitoring all the data that matters for the website security.

For most of your website users, this means that nothing will change with their service. In case of reasonable doubt, the site visitor is checked invisibly, with no delay. Neither user action like captcha or additional input required. BotGuard engine provides a variety of options to distinguish humans from software bots.

How It Works

Key Features

Our cloud service has significant advantages over homegrown and existing solutions:

  • Set and Forget
    No maintenance or service supervision required. BotGuard maintains software updates, bot signatures, and attack vector database. We provide 100% availability of service, without any interruptions.
  • Painless Integration
    No need to make changes to the website code, no additional installations or server capacities required. Unlike other cloud solutions, DNS redirection and proxying are not required. Integration with BotGuard at the web server level enables you to protect a site built on any platform.
  • High Performance and Availability
    Our servers are located close by to ensure high speed and minimal network latency. With the high-performance BotGuard engine the maximum request processing time is as low as 10 ms. Automatic horizontal scaling allows you to handle any number of requests. Backup nodes across the world protect your website against global disruptions.
  • Dashboard
    The BotGuard dashboard lets you modify system settings, maintain white- and blacklists, fine tune blocking rules, monitor statistics, and create reports in real time. If any identified threat requires your attention, you will get notified by email or Slack.

Integration Options

BotGuard provides a variety of options to integrate with your website. Choose the one that works best for you.

  • Web Server Plugin
    BotGuard provides an easy way to integrate with Apache and Nginx web server plugins. These plugins do not require any code changes at the web application level. This highly recommended option enables a system administrator or DevOps team to quickly integrate the BotGuard solution. More »
  • Web Panel Plugin
    BotGuard provides plugins for ISPManager, Plesk, Vesta, cPanel and some other website control panels. If your server is managed with one of these platforms, the plugin will help you make the necessary changes. More »
  • Content Management Systems (CMS) Plugins
    BotGuard provides plugins for Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, and other Content Management Systems including popular e-commerce platforms. If your website is built on any of these platforms, the plugin will help your development team quickly integrate BotGuard. More »
  • API Connectors
    BotGuard provides easy to integrate and highly available API connectors. The languages supported include Java, PHP, Python, Node.js and other popular programming languages. More »
  • Virtual Appliance
    Deploy a BotGuard node on a virtual machine co-located within your isolated IT infrastructure. For companies with extremely large amount of traffic or special performance and security requirements. More »


You can get started with BotGuard for free.

  • The first 100,000 monthly requests are always free.
  • For all requests above this amount you pay $0.01 per 1,000 requests.


Pay only for what you use:

  • No monthly subscription
  • No hidden fees
  • The cost is calculated based on the number of requests processed
  • Volume discounts


Your website generates 750,000 requests per month (approx. 5,000 unique visitors daily)

  • The first 100,000 requests are free
  • Requests from 100,001 to 750,000 cost $0.01 per 1,000 = $6.50
  • Your total cost = $6.50 per month
Pay per use

Robust Bot Protection Service

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