Bot Manager Bot Manager relies on the simple premise that not all bots are created equal. Many bots play a legitimate role in an organizationís online business strategy. Others harm the business by reducing competitive advantage, getting between an organization and its customers, or committing fraud. Traditional bot mitigation tools typically only block bot traffic, impacting beneficial and harmful bots alike while prompting bots to evolve and return better hidden from detection. Bot Manager provides organizations with a flexible framework to better manage the wide array of bots accessing their websites every day. It offers the abilities to identify bots as they first arrive, categorize different types of bots, and apply the most appropriate management policy for each category. This allows greater control over how each organization interacts with different types of bots, maximizing business benefits while minimizing any negative business or IT impacts. How It Works Bot Manager combines the visibility and scale of the globally-distributed Akamai Intelligent Platformô with bot-specific capabilities to identify, categorize, manage, and report on bot traffic. Bot Manager identifies bots as they connect to websites through the closest Akamai Edge server, using a combination of Akamaiís visibility into worldwide bot activity, custom bot signatures, and the real-time detection of unknown bots. Organizations have the flexibility to manage identified bots individually or create categories of bots, assigning different management policies based on the desired interaction with each bot or bot category. Bot Manager helps organizations better understand their bot traffic through the Security Center dashboard and built-in Bot Activity and Bot Analysis reports.