IBM and Cloudflare Expand Collaboration to Mitigate Bot-Based Security Threats

IBM announced its expanded offering in collaboration with Cloudflare, the Internet security, performance, and reliability company, is now available to Enterprise Premier Plan users.

In 2018, IBM first introduced IBM Cloud Internet Services’ (CIS), powered by Cloudflare. This offering allows IBM Cloud customers to configure mission-critical web and application performance and security solutions to help them combat critical security challenges such as with Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) mitigation and data theft protection.

Both IBM and Cloudflare continue to have a mission of delivering solutions that will address these potentially costly security threats, without hindering Internet speed or business innovation, according to the companies.

IBM and Cloudflare are also releasing Cloudflare Bot Management on IBM CIS to help protect enterprises from bot attacks, which have the potential to damage brands, steal sensitive information, take over accounts, and negatively impact the bottom line.

The offering is designed to help Enterprise Premier Plan users to better manage bots by applying the following detection methods:

  • Enhanced Behavioral Analysis: This advanced analysis offering helps organizations monitor and respond to abnormal traffic patterns across critical Internet applications to mitigate potential bot threats in near real-time.
  • Bot Identification through Machine Learning: Using a Bot Score provides a single, simplified value to represent the likelihood of a request being human or a bot. It is designed to simplify the configuration and tuning process appreciably.
  • Mitigating Risk through Fingerprinting: Cloudflare leverages fingerprinting from millions of diversified Internet properties to accurately classify bots but does not generate or store device fingerprints, which can help to reduce risk to user privacy.

The Bot Management feature is available now for any IBM CIS clients using the CIS Enterprise Premier plans.

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