How to Combat Bots in Today’s Digital Age

Alibaba Cloud
2 min readJun 4, 2020


To discover how to protect your businesses from the ever-changing and growing number of cyberattacks present in our digital world, download the Combatting Bots and Fraud whitepaper now.

Bots are the scourge of the online world. Used by cyber criminals, they emulate web browsers to harvest large amounts of data from websites. They can also massively disrupt online platforms in other ways by, for example, mass-posting adverts or malicious links in online forums or comment sections.

Whether infiltrating an airline’s online booking service, flooding the system with reservations and preventing legitimate customers from making a booking, scalping e-commerce platforms with hundreds of requests to buy discounted items, frustrating loyal customers or flooding websites and applications with DDoS attacks at busy periods, bots have the potential to cause significant and lasting damage to your business. However, only 38 percent of global organizations claim they are prepared to handle a sophisticated cyberattack.

Alibaba Cloud’s Anti-Bot Service is a web application security service that protects your business against this prevalent form of online attack. It effectively detects and identifies web crawlers and provides comprehensive bot defense for web applications, HTML5 websites, mobile apps, and APIs.

Some of the advantages of the Anti-Bot Service include:

  • A Comprehensive Solution: Comprehensive anti-bot protection that covers a range of platforms, providing fast detection and processing massive amounts of data.
  • Easy to Use: Protection with simple access configurations and no code change required on the server-side. One access operation can provide complete content moderation for videos, images, and texts, protecting them from risks including but not limited to violence, terrorism, pornography, and advertisements.
  • Mass Information Sharing: Provision of large amounts of security threat information on the cloud and timely updates against attacks.
  • Accurate Identification: Identification and filtering of malicious traffic without affecting the user experience.
  • High-Cost Efficiency: Saving more than 90 percent of labor costs, delivering returns request results within seconds, and increasing accuracy to higher than 99 percent.

At Alibaba Cloud, our expert team and an extensive suite of cloud-based products and services can protect your businesses from the ever-changing and growing number of cyberattacks present in our digital world.

To discover how to protect your business, download the Combatting Bots and Fraud whitepaper now.

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