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Cloudflare Cloudflare Announced Super Bot Fight Mode

Discussion in 'Domains, DNS, Email & SSL Certificates' started by eva2000, Mar 27, 2021.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Cloudflare has announced Super Bot Fight Mode for Pro and Business plan users as part of Cloudflare Security Week 2021. Cloudflare Enterprise plans have more advanced Bot Management feature though. Details at Introducing Super Bot Fight Mode

    Difference is Enterprise Bot Management deeply integrates with Cloudflare Firewall rules so you can do custom rules targeting specific bot scores/patterns. While Super Bot Fight Mode doesn't have that deeper integration in Cloudflare Firewall rules and just has settings to group automated, likely automated and verified bot actions.

    Cloudflare Super Bot Fight Mode


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    Cloudflare Enterprise Bot Management Firewall Rule example

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    Just a review about this feature, Definitely automated still flagged down my legit visitors.
    So I set it to allow for now.
     
  4. eva2000

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    Yeah unfortunately, Super Bot Fight Mode isn't suited for use at all, there's no way to whitelist your good bots so it blocks good and bad bots unlike Cloudflare Enterprise Bot Management which you can use CF Firewall rules to whitelist good bots etc.

    @BamaStangGuy has been quite vocal about the flaws in current Super Bot Fight Mode too.

    FYI, Super Bot Fight Mode will block some Hetrixtool uptime bots
     
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    I just know that people less tech-savvy than me will see that feature and understand it to be a safe thing to enable. Going to hurt a lot of sites. If they are not willing to fix it for Pro and Business users then they should at the very least add a disclaimer stating its harmful to enable it.
     
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    +1 totally agree. Honestly, don't know what they were thinking releasing Super Bot Fight Mode in this limited state. I was hoping it to be more inline with Cloudflare's Enterprise Bot Management as that feature is bloody awesome in handling automated bots and malicious bots.
     
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