Spike Arrest

This interceptor protects the backend against traffic peaks. Unlike the Rate Limit interceptor, which counts the number of calls and blocks them if the configured limit is reached, Spike Arrest establishes the minimum time distance between two calls over a configured time interval.

It’s easy to confuse this interceptor with another one that controls traffic, Rate Limit. Because of this, we’ve included a more thorough description of each of them, their differences and configuration examples here.


The interceptor can be inserted only in the request flow and contains two data to be configured: Limit and Interval.

spike arrest

The settings in the example above establish a top traffic of 10 requisitions per minute. This scenario establishes that calls are accepted when the interval between requests is at least 6 seconds.

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