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Challenge Solve Rate (CSR)

The Challenge Solve Rate (CSR) is the percentage of issued challenges — Interactive Challenge, JS Challenge, or Managed Challenge actions — that were solved.

CSR = number of challenges solved / number of challenges issued

This metric helps you evaluate your rule’s effectiveness, as well as whether you need to make any adjustments to the rule’s criteria or action.

You can find the CSR of a rule by going to its corresponding dashboard page:

  • For firewall rules, go to Security > WAF > Firewall rules.
  • For custom rules, go to Security > WAF > Custom rules.
  • For rate limiting rules, go to Security > WAF > Rate limiting rules.

​​ Common scenarios

When measuring automated traffic, the percentage of the CSR shows how effective your rule is:

  • If you see a high CSR (above 3%), you might want to reevaluate the criteria of your rule to prevent human visitors from receiving challenges.
  • If you see a low CSR (below 3%), you likely do not need to adjust your rule but may still want to review its CSR periodically.
  • If the rate is close to 0%, your rule is only acting on automated traffic. Consider changing the rule action to Block.