What is a Bad Bot?Bots run automated tasks on websites across the internet. In fact, bots represent over 50 percent of all website traffic. There are good bots and bad bots— good bots visit your site to perform tasks like search engine crawling, while bad bots are designed to cause harm, such as comment spam and targeted DDoS attacks. A WAF blocks bad bots while allowing legitimate traffic to pass through.
- The average website receives 2,400 bot visits each week.
- Bad bots represent over 35 percent of all bot traffic.