Cloudflare’s Bot Products
While Cloudflare offers several products that mitigate and identify bot traffic, this section reviews our bot-specific products, Bot Fight Mode and Bot Management for Enterprise.
Differences between Bot Fight Mode and Bot Management for Enterprise
|Bot Fight Mode||Bot Management for Enterprise|
|Availability||Free for all customers, regardless of plan*||Added to Enterprise plans by your account team|
|Enablement||Toggle in Firewall > Tools||Quick onboarding with help from our Solutions Engineering team|
|Type of bots detected||Simple bots identified by common heuristics||Simple and sophisticated bots, identified by rigorous detection engines|
|Actions||Cloudflare issues a computationally-expensive challenge||Customer chooses from several options, including block, CAPTCHA challenge, and JS challenge|
|Analytics||Limited analytics available in Firewall Events||Dedicated Bot Analytics tool, available in the Firewall|
|Additional control||Applied to all traffic across a domain||Ability to restrict by path, IP address, and more. Access to “bot score” field in Firewall, Workers, and Logs|
*When users purchase Bot Management for Enterprise, Cloudflare automatically replaces Bot Fight Mode to prevent configuration overlap.
Which bot solution do I need?
If you have a smaller site and have identified a bot problem, we recommend Bot Fight Mode which is free for all customers. You can enable Bot Fight Mode from your dashboard, but you cannot set specific bot rules or tune your configuration.
If you have a large, sophisticated site with a lot of traffic, we recommend Bot Management for Enterprise, especially for customers in ecommerce, banking and security. To enable Bot Management for Enterprise and write rules to customize your bot protection, contact the Solutions Engineering team.