Edward Roberts

Edward Roberts leads Product Marketing and has over twenty years experience in technology marketing. Previously he worked for Juniper Networks, heading up Product Marketing for the Counter Security team. Before that he ran marketing for Mykonos Software, a web security company.

  • How Bots Affect Ticketing

    How Bots Affect Ticketing

    Distil’s Research Lab released its latest threat research called “How Bots Affect Ticketing”. The report is the first in-depth study into the impact of bots on the ticketing industry.

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  • Airline Bots: How Bots Affect Airlines

    Airline Bots: How Bots Affect Airlines

    Distil’s Research Lab recently released a new threat research report titled, “How Bots Affect Airlines.” This is the first industry-specific report into airline bots and analyzed 7.4 billion requests.

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  • What you need to know about Modern Bot Management: It could help your business

    What you need to know about Modern Bot Management: It could help your business

    Download the Forrester New Wave Report on Bot Management for an overview of their evaluation of technology vendors to help cope with bad bot threats.

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  • Mobile Bots: The Next Evolution of Bad Bots

    Mobile Bots: The Next Evolution of Bad Bots

    The Distil Research Lab released their latest threat research report called Mobile Bots: The Next Evolution of Bad Bots revealing that sophisticated bot operators now implement a new technique.

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  • Airlines Have a Major Bad Bot Problem

    Airlines Have a Major Bad Bot Problem

    Airlines suffer from automated abuse from bad bots in a major way. 43.9% of all traffic on airlines websites came from bad bots. Humans accounted for only 55.2% of traffic.

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  • Gambling and Gaming Sites See the Most Bad Bot Traffic

    Gambling and Gaming Sites See the Most Bad Bot Traffic

    Over half (53.1%) the traffic on gambling and gaming websites comes from bad bots. Only 46.8% of traffic on these websites was human. What are these bad bots doing on gambling sites?

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  • Russia is the Most Blocked Country

    Russia is the Most Blocked Country

    With most bad bot traffic emanating from data centers, it’s no surprise that the US remains the bad bot superpower. But Russia became the most blocked country by Distil customers in 2017.

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  • Volumetric vs. Low and Slow Account Takeover Attacks

    Volumetric vs. Low and Slow Account Takeover Attacks

    WIthin our new Threat Research report on The Anatomy of Account Takeover Attacks, we see bad bot traffic on 100% of all monitored login pages.

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  • Ecommerce Websites are a Major Target for Bad Bots

    Ecommerce Websites are a Major Target for Bad Bots

    Bad bots makeup 21.4% of traffic on ecommerce sites. When you consider the goals of any bot operator it is easy to understand why ecommerce websites suffer from bot problems.

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  • 9 Recommendations to Prevent Bad Bots on Your Website

    9 Recommendations to Prevent Bad Bots on Your Website

    Bots are on your website every day. Every site is targeted for different reasons, and usually by different methods, so there is no one-size-fits-all bot defense solution. Here are some recommendations

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  • Distil’s Bad Bot Report 2018: The Year Bad Bots Went Mainstream

    Distil’s Bad Bot Report 2018: The Year Bad Bots Went Mainstream

    This report is the bot mitigation industry’s leading study and analyzes hundreds of billions of bad bot requests to provide insight into the impact of bad bots on business today.

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  • Full Transcript and Video: GiftGhostBot Explained

    Full Transcript and Video: GiftGhostBot Explained

    Distil's Edward Roberts, Director of Product Marketing and Anna Westilius, Senior Director of Security explain GiftGhostBot, a sophisticated bot attack on gift card balances.

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  • It’s Time for Marketers to Start Caring About Website Security

    It’s Time for Marketers to Start Caring About Website Security

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  •  The Dark Side of Vulnerability Scanning

    The Dark Side of Vulnerability Scanning

    Vulnerability scanners are used by security teams to find holes. But there’s a flip side - they can be used just as effectively (or even more so) by the “bad guys.”

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  • Find Out If Bad Bots Are Gaming Your Websites And Apps

    Find Out If Bad Bots Are Gaming Your Websites And Apps

    Gaming websites are one of the prime targets for bad bot attacks, so we recently took a closer look at the particular risks faced by these and other vulnerable businesses in an interactive webinar.

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  • 10 Ways Bad Bots Hurt Your Website

    10 Ways Bad Bots Hurt Your Website

    Bad bots that scrape your website can hurt your business. Knowing how to stop web scraping, content theft, data mining and price scraping is important for website security.

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  • Re-thinking the Access Control List

    Re-thinking the Access Control List

    Distil launched web application security’s first Universal Access Control List - an update to outdated ACLs. Find out how Distil improved ACL to fight modern bots here.

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  • Structure Security and Distil: Are Bot Operators Eating Your Lunch?

    Structure Security and Distil: Are Bot Operators Eating Your Lunch?

    We recently presented a talk on top automated threats at the Structure Security Conference. View the video here and change the way you think about Web Security.

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  • Why You Need To Prevent Web Scraping For Your Online Business

    Why You Need To Prevent Web Scraping For Your Online Business

    Why You Need To Prevent Web Scraping For Your Online Business By Edward Roberts, Distil Networks Imagine you are responsible for product pricing on an Ecommerce web site.

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  • The Evolution of Hi-Def Fingerprinting in Bot Mitigation

    The Evolution of Hi-Def Fingerprinting in Bot Mitigation

    We've improved the device fingerprinting capabilities of our Bot Mitigation product. View how it detects more than just IP addresses and stops bad bots here!

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