How to Check if an IP Address is a Bot Client Threat using Python

Year in and year out, the task of monitoring bot-client IP addresses becomes more difficult as strategies to evade detection continue to evolve. Intelligent threats require intelligent solutions, and that’s why our IP Bot-Client Threat Detection API uses real-time signals to actively check against known high-probability bots. This API will provide a Boolean indicating whether any given IP address is a known bot, allowing you time to take next steps in protecting your system against a potentially threatening entity.

Below, I’ll demonstrate how to structure your API call using Python code examples. To use this API, you’ll need to register at least a free-tier account on our website (which will provide you with your API key & a limit of 800 API calls per month).

To begin, let’s install the Python SDK using the following command:

pip install cloudmersive-security-api-client

After that, include the imports and copy in the API key authorization snippet:

from __future__ import print_function
import time
import cloudmersive_security_api_client
from cloudmersive_security_api_client.rest import ApiException
from pprint import pprint
# Configure API key authorization: Apikey
configuration = cloudmersive_security_api_client.Configuration()
configuration.api_key['Apikey'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY'

Lastly, let’s call the function and get our response:

# create an instance of the API class
api_instance = cloudmersive_security_api_client.NetworkThreatDetectionApi(cloudmersive_security_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))
value = 'value_example' # str | IP address to check, e.g. \"55.55.55.55\". The input is a string so be sure to enclose it in double-quotes.
try:
# Check if IP address is a Bot client threat
api_response = api_instance.network_threat_detection_is_bot(value)
pprint(api_response)
except ApiException as e:
print("Exception when calling NetworkThreatDetectionApi->network_threat_detection_is_bot: %s\n" % e)

No more code required after that — easy as pie.

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