Andrew Stein

Andrew Stein is Distil's Co-Founder and Chief Scientist. Getting his start running a large online kids’ game, Andrew took his passion for web development to NC State where he became the Senior Web Developer for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Working on everything from identity management programs to digital signage systems, Andrew has run into a little bit of everything and is always eager for new challenges.

  • CDN Alternatives: Why Distil Networks is the Best

    CDN Alternatives: Why Distil Networks is the Best

    Distil Networks' CDN (content delivery network) offers a unique balance between affordability, quality and power, so you get the most effective, budget-friendly content delivery solution possible.

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  • Wgetting How People Scrape

    Wgetting How People Scrape

    Web scraping is often defined as an accretive process. The idea is that the value of the data only comes from the volume of collected data and not the importance of each individual piece of data.

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  • Getting the Most Out of the Distil Networks CDN

    Getting the Most Out of the Distil Networks CDN

    In addition to bot blocking technology, Distil Networks' other big draw is its built-in Content Delivery Network.

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  • Are We Still Using CAPTCHAs to Stop Form Spam?

    Are We Still Using CAPTCHAs to Stop Form Spam?

    CAPTCHAs don't work, and pretty much never worked. Website owners need to turn to more evolved systems to deal with more evolved bots.

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  • Blocking an IP Doesn’t Really Block a Bot

    Blocking an IP Doesn’t Really Block a Bot

    We talk with customers a lot about bot security, detection & IP address blockers. For every IP you block, there are other IPs someone could use to scrape your data.

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  • The Dirty Secret About Robots.txt

    The Dirty Secret About Robots.txt

    Since 1994, webmasters having been creating “robots.txt” files and using them as that proverbial “please don’t steal” note. Bad bots that will never even look at those robots.txt rules & steal content

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