Distil Networks relies on technology for device and browser fingerprinting in its anti-bot firewall product. The architecture allows enterprises to differentiate between human users, authorized automated software users, and unauthorized software intruders. However, like any firewall product company, Distil needs a research team and market feedback to keep its algorithms up to date.
In addition to simplifying relationships and maintenance contracts with common customers, the company’s acquisition of the ScrapeSentry managed security services provider (MSSP) business expands the Distil research team with engineers qualified to analyze Web-application activity for automated threats. The customer-facing ScrapeSentry organization may become a key function as Distil evolves with securing API-oriented services, deepening antifraud protection, and enabling down-market growth to medium-sized enterprises.