How to Enable Bot IP Shield

How to Setup and Enable Bot IP Shield in the Webscale Control Panel

Bot IP Shield is an add-on feature from Webscale that allows you to protect your application from known attack sources. Webscale has partnered with Webroot’s BrightCloud® IP Reputation Service to maintain IP reputation data that is updated every 5 minutes to reflect the latest attack sources. When this feature is purchased and enabled, you can create Web Controls to handle traffic from these sources that are considered a threat (i.e., if a request IP is a threat, deny the request).

Setup Bot IP Shield

Edit Web Control Box
First, from the Web Controls page, click the Add a Web Control button.
  1. Enter a name for the new Web Control
  2. Enter a description for the new Web Control
  3. Click Add condition.
  4. From the dropdown, select IP address is a Threat
  5. Click the Save button to save the condition selection
Edit Web Control Box
Then, configure the Action for the Web Control settings:
  1. Click Add action.
  2. From the Type dropdown, select Deny Request. You can also edit the HTTP status code and response body.
  3. Click Add Action
  4. Click Done to finish creating the Action, then click Done once more on the Web Control creation page to finish creating the Web Control.
Enable Bot IP Shield Web Control
Now that you have created the Web Control, enable it by clicking the toggle button on the right side, then confirm by clicking Apply in the box that shows on the upper right.
Any request from an IP flagged as a threat will now be denied.
Traffic Viewer Column Selection
You can view threat requests from the Webscale Traffic Viewer. To add the threat column, click Columns, then select the checkbox for Threat. You can now see the Threat label in the traffic data.
Traffic Viewer Graph
To filter traffic for only requests tagged Threat, enter the filter threat=y. This filters the traffic results to only show those requests labeled as a threat.

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Last modified April 21, 2020