Request Control use cases
The Request Control Cloudlet supports these use cases:
|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:
|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.
|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.|