From spamming, credential stuffing, and CAPTCHA defeat, to fraudulent account creation and denial of service, malicious web automation attacks can cause significant monetary and brand damage. Key industry standards exist to guide organizations in setting security controls to detect and mitigate threats, but tools are critical.

Technologies recognized in this category may be web application firewalls, helping to monitor and filter application traffic to include only legitimate requests, or bot mitigation technologies and services that prevent malicious traffic from invading the network. In all cases, they help companies ensure their own offerings remain secure for internal and external users.