Easy to implement with good out-of-the-box features
June 13, 2022

Easy to implement with good out-of-the-box features

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Akamai Bot Manager

We helped one of our customers implement Akamai Bot Manager in their main website (including e-Commerce) to avoid scrapers and malicious internet traffic coming from all over the world. It also helped increase the website performance by serving cached content to bots that tried breaking standard caching rules.
  • Bot detection
  • Good selection of actions in case of bot detection
  • Easy implementation of its standard features
  • Bots are created all the time, so sometimes the heuristics used by the solution can detect false positives
  • For Mobile Apps, you need and external SDK (Akamai BMP)
  • Big Database of known bots
  • Action selection for each bot
  • Reduce overall infrastructure maintenance due to less incoming traffic and leverage of caching rules
  • Better user experience on the website due to better overall performance

Do you think Akamai Bot Manager delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with Akamai Bot Manager's feature set?


Did Akamai Bot Manager live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Akamai Bot Manager go as expected?


Would you buy Akamai Bot Manager again?


Akamai Bot Manager is perfect if you want a clear idea of how much real human traffic is on your website. Bots are rarely harmful but can overload your underlying hardware/cloud architecture, increasing maintenance costs. This is especially true if you are handling an eCommerce website since traffic spikes - due to marketing initiatives or promos - can kill your website when you need it most.