Explore the Data

Data Retention

Portal Section

Maximum Data Retention

Page View Reports

24 hours

Investigation Page (when using Search filters)

14 days

Captcha Report

14 days

All "Tops" Tables

14 days (Investigation tab)
30 days (Dashboard tab)

Top Incidents (only)

14 months

All Graphs Over Time

14 months

The dashboard's default time range is the Last 1 hour or the last time range selected

Data Type

PerimeterX Bot Defender Portal data is Requests based. Using Requests in the Dashboard and Investigation tabs allows PerimeterX to:

  • Provide full visibility into the website's traffic and provide more accurate information
  • Enable end-to-end investigation capabilities across multiple tools and systems

Previously (in the legacy classic Portal) traffic was calculated based on an aggregation of Pageviews and Requests, bundled together to a single PX Pageview.

Pageviews (analytic and marketing tools)

A pageview is an instance of a website page being loaded (or reloaded) in a browser. Google Analytics and other marketing tools use this metric to track website traffic. Pageviews rely on running Javascript. When a website is accessed, the visitor's browser runs Javascript, and a request with the visitor’s information is sent to the website's servers.

PX Pageviews

A certain portion of websites’ traffic can originate from automated tools that don’t run Javascript. In order to take into account non-Javascript traffic, PerimeterX created PX Pageviews. This is an aggregation of Javascript pageviews and server requests bundled together as a single PX Pageview. This metric is different than the common pageview metric being used by analytics and marketing tools since they are based on Javascript only.

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Note

For some customers, the Account Usage History, in Platform Settings -> Usage, will show Page Views. This is aligned with the user’s agreed billing metric

Requests

Requests measure how much traffic a server handles, including traffic from bots not running Javascript. Calls to a server can include page downloads, comments on a thread, “likes”, graphic or image views, or any other action on a website. Therefore the number of Requests is not identical to the number of pageviews, but it correlates to it. The request metric cannot be used by Javascript-based services such as common analytics and marketing tools since they don’t have access to the server traffic (they rely on Javascript only).

Requests vs. Pageviews

  • Requests include visitors that don't execute Javascript, including bots and crawlers. This is unlike pageviews, that only count visitors who run Javascript.

  • Requests are used in industry web server metrics (e.g hits per second), calculating the load on the server. This is how developers, devOps and QA engineers can discover and analyze real-time daily usage, traffic spikes and potential attacks. This is unlike pageviews that only count indication of a page load, but not the number of actual requests to the website's server.

  • Requests provide full visibility and analysis capabilities on the traffic. This is unlike pageviews that don't count visitors that don't run Javascript and requests that don't require the loading of a new page.

For more information, contact PerimeterX Support


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