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Web Application Firewall – New bot protection rule now in preview

Published date: 09 December, 2019

A new bot protection ruleset (Microsoft_BotManagerRuleSet_1.0) is now in preview for Azure Web Application Firewall with Azure Front Door service. Adding to this updated ruleset are three bot categories – good, bad and unknown. There are multiple bot groups within each category. Bot signatures are managed and dynamically updated by Web Application Firewall service. The default action for bad bot groups is set to Block, for the verified search engine crawlers group, it’s set to Allow and for the unknown bot category, it’s set to Log. Customers may overwrite the default action with Allow, Block, Log or Redirect for any type of bot groups. 

For more details, see bot protection overview

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