Distil Networks, Inc., the global leader in bot detection and mitigation, today announced its acquisition of managed security services provider ScrapeSentry, a spin-off of leading managed security firm Sentor.
ScrapeSentry’s team of experienced security analysts will provide real-time threat monitoring, analysis, investigation, and response, as well as post-incident reports and best practices to ensure a rapid response to malicious bot attacks. With today’s news, Distil’s 24/7 managed security service is available to mid-market and enterprise customers and is based on each customer’s unique security policy and response plan.
Bots represent a new generation of threats, making up nearly 60 percent of all web traffic. Bots are a platform used by hackers and fraudsters alike and are the key culprits behind web scraping, brute force attacks, competitive data mining, online fraud, account hijacking, unauthorized vulnerability scans, spam, man-in-the-middle attacks, digital ad fraud, and downtime.
Distil offers the first easy and accurate way to defend websites against these malicious bots — without impacting legitimate users. By monitoring each page request and building a fingerprint of each incoming connection, Distil allows customers to accurately detect bots in real time and then provides options to mitigate the attack.
“Distil’s technology is built on machine learning and catches 99.9 percent of the bad guys. By adding ScrapeSentry’s experts to our team, and a human element to our solution, we are getting closer to closing that point one percent gap. With ScrapeSentry’s strong security pedigree and background in managed services, the team’s hands-on, granular approach will provide our customers with dedicated SOC resources along with even faster response times.”
— Rami Essaid, co-founder and CEO of Distil Networks
“Bots and scraper programs continue to cause serious problems for online business models. Together with Distil we will have a platform that we can use to provide protection for a broader audience and all customers will benefit from the unmatched strength of the joint development and research teams. ScrapeSentry’s experience in managed security services is a natural extension for Distil and we are thrilled to join the company’s team and mission to make the web more secure.”
— Martin Zetterlund, CEO for ScrapeSentry
“The most costly attacks against businesses take advantage of legitimate website access. While WAFs and scanners can help detect cross-site scripting and SQL injection issues that are properly fixed in the code, Distil Networks’ ability to analyze behavior provides the best chance of detecting and blocking bot-driven attacks that take over accounts, scrape sensitive data and drive up fraudulent transactions.”
— Eric Ogren, senior analyst at 451 Research