The global leader in bot mitigation Distil Networks has released the industry’s first hi-def fingerprinting solution to intercept bots that it says can harm real estate portals.
The new technology actively pulls additional data from the browser to identify devices with precision. It also inspects traffic at the perimeter, identifies malicious devices, and intercepts bad bots before they can wreak havoc on a website
A recent report released by Distil Networks revealed real estate portals are the number one victim of malicious web scraping, with a 300 percent increase in bad bot activity from 2014-2015.
Edward Roberts, Director of Product Marketing at Distil Networks, told PPW bot attacks on property portals were particularly malevolent.
“In property portals, bots scrape the content from one site and post it on another. It costs time and money to establish partnerships, build out backend systems, and pull listing data," he said.
"Scrapers enable competitors to avoid these costs and out price legitimate sites by operating at lower margins."
CEO and co-founder of Distil Networks Rami Essaid, who was a recent speaker at PPW’s Madrid conference, said the company's new fingerprinting technology is the way forward in fighting bots.