Jan 11, 2021

2 min read

How to Check if an IP Address is a Bot in Python

Due to the evolving nature of cyberattacks, keeping your business and clients free from threats has become a constant challenge. One recent avenue of attack is via IP addresses; since every computer we interact with has an IP address, it is a prime target for hackers. The following API will check if an IP address is a bot by scanning a database of known malware, allowing you to know right away if you’re dealing with a threat.

To use this API, run this command to install the SDK:

pip install cloudmersive-validate-api-client

Next, you can input the target IP address, and call the function using the following code:

from __future__ import print_function
import time
import cloudmersive_validate_api_client
from import ApiException
from pprint import pprint
# Configure API key authorization: Apikey
configuration = cloudmersive_validate_api_client.Configuration()
configuration.api_key['Apikey'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY'
# create an instance of the API class
api_instance = cloudmersive_validate_api_client.IPAddressApi(cloudmersive_validate_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))
value = 'value_example' # str | IP address to check, e.g. \"\". The input is a string so be sure to enclose it in double-quotes.
# Check if IP address is a Bot client
api_response = api_instance.i_p_address_is_bot(value)
except ApiException as e:
print("Exception when calling IPAddressApi->i_p_address_is_bot: %s\n" % e)

The result that is returned will tell you if the IP address is valid or if it’s a bot in disguise. Check out the Cloudmersive website to retrieve your free API key and gain access to a total of 800 monthly calls.