Request Control use cases

The Request Control Cloudlet supports these use cases:

Use Case Description
Blocking Requests
Illegitimate Requests If there is a set of IP addresses that are from illegitimate sources, you can set up a simple IP blacklist to prevent requests from these IP addresses.
Support for Business Objectives You may want to block certain geographies for the following reasons:
  • you have a site that is for a specific country with offerings and pricing tailored to that country.
  • a geographic location is not important to your current business objectives.
Malicious Traffic You may want to block geographic locations known to have a higher percentage of malicious traffic.

To temporarily block a geography with suspected malicious traffic, set up a rule with a custom date range.

If a geography is consistently the source of malicious traffic, select Always On when configuring the rule.

Allowing Requests
Test/Staging Environments If you have a test or staging environment, you want to set up rules that allow access only to the customers or vendors that should have access to these non-production environments.

You can also set up a whitelist for IP addresses that are part of your local network before a site/property is made public. This will ensure privacy before the site is officially launched.

Monitoring Tools If you use monitoring tools (like Keynote), you will want to allow access to the IP addresses provided by the monitoring service.
Sites targeted to a specific geographic region If you have a site that’s specific to a certain geographic region, you may want to set up a whitelist to avoid incurring the cost of delivering traffic from regions outside the target audience.