Distil Networks Acquires Sentor ScrapeSentry to Add 24/7 Security Operations Center and Expert Team of Analysts

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.

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“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

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“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

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“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

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