# Delay Request

The Page Rules drop-down list contains a variety of classified actions. One of them is “Request Limiting Action”,

This action is used to control requests. Now select to delay the requests, i.e. Delay:

Delay is a very useful action. Some malicious client sides will send massive requests to the server side in a short time, possibly for brute force password cracking,

or traffic occupation, affecting normal requests.

Sometimes, directly adding the client-side ip into the blacklist may not be the best solution given possible reporting error or unwillingness to alert the attacker to being tracked.

Instead, Delay offers a way to intentionally delay the time of response to these requests from the attacker and reduce the attacker’s request speed.

Alongside setting the delay time on the interface, more prompt and flexible settings are allowed through SDK, and so are linked with other security protection systems.