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What (if any) anti-bot techniques are you putting in place? How effective are they?

Bot protection heavily relies on the infrastructure your website/web app uses. For example, the anti-bot solution will look very difficult on NGinx Web server, as opposed to Microsoft IIS. Further, you might find yourself with tied hands if you’re using a kind of SaaS solution (for example, a Shopify store will be able to use only anti-bot protection offered by Shopify itself).

I would list 3 main types of bot protection:
Web / App Server plugin
External solutions (DNS-based, JavaScript-based, or combined)
In-app solutions

Do you use any of those solutions? How effectively did they prove to be?

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