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New Tech: Bot Management, Q3 2018

Forrester's Landscape Overview Of 19 Providers

September 6, 2018

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Authors

  • By Amy DeMartine
  • with Christopher McClean,
  • Kate Pesa,
  • Shayna Neuburg

Why Read This Report

Software programs make attacking applications easy. Malicious hackers use these programs — called "bots" — to quickly develop, launch, and evolve attacks. These can be simplistic or sophisticated, broad or targeted, and they're often difficult to distinguish from legitimate traffic. Bot management tools are emerging to combat this threat, determining which automated traffic is good or bad and thwarting the bad. Security pros should use this report to understand the capabilities in different bot management market segments and to inform their technology strategies.

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Table of Contents

  • Bot Management Is Necessary Protection Against Automated Attacks
  • Bot Management Is Going Global, With WAFs Leading The Way
  • Four Factors Determine Bot Management Maturity
  • Bot Management Vendors Fall Into Three Categories
  • What It Means

  • Bot Management Will Become The Predominant Application Defense
  • Supplemental Material
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