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Machine Learning Settings

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You can configure machine learning protection settings, including threshold and responsive actions. They’re located on the Content Protection settings page in the Distil Portal.

Accessing Machine Learning Settings

Follow these steps to access machine learning settings:

  1. Log in to the Distil Portal to access the Domains dashboard.
  2. Select a domain.

  3. Click Settings on the banner menu.

  4. Click Content Protection in the Protect your content section.

The machine learning controls are located at the bottom-right of the Content Protection page.

Configure Machine Learning Settings

The machine learning graph displays a predictive estimate of the number of blocked requests based on your account’s machine learning threshold. It shows how users are blocked as you increase or decrease the machine learning scale. 
NOTE: The graph is based off of historical data, covering the past 7 days. If you increase the scale to the highest setting for 7 or more days, the graph will not show any predictive data. This is because machine learning is taking action on all suspicious requests.

Use the Action dropdown list to set the responsive action taken when Distil’s machine learning suspects a malicious bot is attempting access.

The machine learning scale sets the threshold’s aggressiveness.
NOTE: This scale only affects requests identified by machine learning. Distil’s primary web security protection identifies malicious bots no matter how aggressive your machine learning is set.

  • Less Protection – Slide the control left to decrease the machine learning threshold.
    Caution: Doing so potentially lets through bots with human-like behavior.
  • More Protection – Slide the control right to increase the machine learning threshold.
    Caution: Doing so potentially blocks human requests that show bot-like behavior.
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