Radware: Crypto Challenge Mitigation For Radware Bot Manager

Published on
18/10/2022 02:40 PM

Over 50% of all internet traffic today comprises bots, out of which, according to Radware research, an estimated 25% are malicious bots. These bad bots attack an organization’s network in various ways, depending on the intention of the user. 

Organizations use several methods to block these automated programs, such as rate limiting and rule-based IP blacklisting to block known bad bot originators. The most widely used technique to block bots is the “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart” (CAPTCHA). Though CAPTCHAs were first developed as a way to mitigate bots and other malicious actors, CAPTCHAs are sometimes challenging for humans to correctly solve. 

Based on the principles of Blockchain’s 'Proof of Work,’ Radware Bot Manager enhances its bot mitigation capabilities with a new Cryptographic Challenge mitigation option that is immune to third-party tampering and makes for a seamless and CAPTCHA-free user experience. This mitigation method requires bots or automated programs to keep solving cryptographic puzzles until they stop their attacks. 

This white paper describes why CAPTCHAs are not as effective at mitigating malicious bots and Radware Bot Manager’s Crypto Challenge mitigation capability.