Distil Networks Takes Aim at Bot Scraping

September 1, 2016

Every day, good and bad bots traverse the internet looking for content and access to web resources. After realizing that most organizations didn't know how to defend against bad bots and had little visibility into bot traffic overall, Rami Essaid saw an opportunity and started Distil Networks in 2011.

Distil Networks has raised $65 million in venture funding to date, including $21 million Series C financing announced Aug. 2. The company's investors include Silicon Valley Bank,Bessemer Venture Partners, Foundry, TechStars and ff Venture Capital.

In a video interview with eWEEK, Essaid talks about how he got the idea to start Distil and some of the company's early challenges. The company has positive growth this year and is now increasing its revenues at a pace of 250 percent a year, he said.

Distil Networks' technology is available as an appliance that can be either physical or virtual. The company also offers a cloud based software-as-a-service model.

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