Yes, it can absolutely coexist. However, ShieldSquare bot detection process depends on the following two factors:

  • The frequency at which your website pages are refreshed at CDN
  • The caching of all pages or section or a particular portion of the page

When you are using a CDN, we will be getting ShieldSquare API calls for the cache-missed page requests. From this API call information, the ShieldSquare back-end will detect the bots hitting your website. Once detected, you will be able to access Bot IP feed which will provide a real-time stream of bad bot IPs hitting your website. Then you can block these bad bot IPs at the firewall level itself.