ShieldPRO 11.3 Upgrade Guide
ShieldPRO 11.3 is a release designed to bring improvements to the Bot Scoring logic changes introduced in Shield 11.2. This release makes Shield smarter at distinguishing bots vs people.
You can get more information in the release blog post here.
This ShieldPRO 11.3 Upgrade Guide outlines what have been added/removed, changed, or improved and what fixes we've made.
Firstly, we're going to explain what major changes are made and which options you'd need to review.
Change 1: Probing Bots - 404 Bot Signal
It won't trigger an offense, it'll just log them (audit trail).
You can read more about this here.
New added features
- High IP Reputation Bypass
This option is a part of the AntiBot Detection Engine (ADE). It prevents visitors with a high reputation scores from being blocked by Shield.
The setting can be found under the Block Bad IPs/Visitors module:
You can think of it like: Shield will see everything your IP does, and it’ll mark offenses against it. Once the IP has accumulated enough offenses and it’s about to block your IP address, it’ll lookup your Bot Reputation Score and if it’s high enough, you wont be blocked.
- Bot Scoring Logic is provisioned from ShieldNET API
To allow for easier and faster updates and improvements to the bot scoring logic, they are served from our ShieldNET API. If, for whatever reason, the API is unavailable the plugin will use its built-in scoring logic.
For more information on Shield 11.3 release, read the blog article here.