Don’t Let Account Takeovers Take Your Business Down

February 15, 2017 Peter Zavlaris

Almost half the traffic on today’s commercial websites is not human but automated, and a big chunk of that non-human (bot) traffic is more interested in taking over the accounts on your site than contributing to your bottom line.

Understand how you can protect your business from account takeovers by downloading The Ultimate Guide to Preventing Account Takeover. Here’s what you’ll learn:

How account takeovers can damage your business. The bad guys have all sorts of reasons to want access to accounts on your site. They use bad bots to test stolen credentials on login pages (credential stuffing), perform brute-force account takeovers (credential cracking), and create new accounts with stolen personally identifiable information (PII). Those are just a few of the bad bot threats identified by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).

The result? Financial loss, reputation loss, skewed metrics, site brownouts – the list goes on.

What you can do to stop account takeovers. In an ideal world, your customers would all be using strong passwords and changing them frequently. But we all know that’s never going to happen. The best way to address this problem is to block the automated programs bad guys use to perform account base attacks.

This targeted detection and mitigation approach is Distil’s answer to dealing with bots. 88% of bots can now mimic human behavior, so first we tell you which of your site visitors are human and which are not. Then we separate out the good bots, like search engine crawlers, from the bad in real time, using techniques like behavioral analysis and digital fingerprinting. Once you know what you’re dealing with, you can choose to allow that bot, limit what it can access on your site, or block it altogether.

And our machine learning technology shares that knowledge across our customer base so everyone’s protection —  including household names like StubHub and Whitepages — is continuously improving.

To find out more about protecting your business from the robot crackers, download the complete guide today.

To help businesses better understand the range of threats posed by non-human traffic, Distil has partnered with research firm Quocirca to produce a series of executive guides covering Account Takeovers, Web Scraping, Payment Card Transaction Fraud, and more.

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