Leading Job Site Blocks Bots with Distil Appliance | Case Study

September 24, 2015

At a Glance

  • Leading Job Site
  • Online Directory

Challenges

  • Unwanted bots were crawling the site and muddying web metrics
  • Advertising platform traffic lacked integrity, impacting customers
  • Home grown solution could not proactively block bad bots 
  • Malicious traffic consumed resources, drove up infrastructure costs and hurt performance
  • Engineering lacked control over the data set

Results

  • Bad bots are blocked from crawling, and web metrics are accurate
  • Advertising platform traffic is 99.9% real human traffic
  • Bad bots are blocked proactively, not after-the-fact
  • Infrastructure costs are not driven up artificially by bots
  • Engineering has restored confidence and control over the data set 

Applicable OWASP Automated Threats

  • OAT-011 Scraping
  • OAT-015 Denial of Service
  • OAT-016 Skewing
  • OAT-003 Ad Fraud
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“None of the other solutions was able to block bots as well as Distil does. Distil leverages a strong network effect, which is really powerful.” 

-- SVP, Engineering and CTO, Leading Job Site

Overview

This leading jobs website is an innovator in the way it helps people find jobs and the way it helps companies recruit talent., and allows visitors to research which employers are hiring and gain a deeper understanding about the culture of the company. Thousands of employers also advertise open positions on this platform.

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