With the onslaught of unrelenting cyber attacks continuing to make headlines around the world, we spoke with cybersecurity expert and ffVC portfolio company founder, Distil Networks’ Rami Essaid, to get a sense of the landscape of what Rami refers to as the “centerpiece” of a hacker’s toolkit — the “bad bot.”
First off, can you tell us what Distil Networks does and how your technology mitigates threats from bots?
Distil Networks provides some of the most accurate measures to protect web applications from bad bots, API abuse, and fraud. We automatically block 99.9% of malicious traffic without impacting legitimate users.
We offer two core products: Distil Web Security and Distil API Security. Distil Web Security defends websites against web scraping, competitive data mining, account takeovers, transaction fraud, unauthorized vulnerability scans, spam, man-in-the-middle attacks, digital ad fraud, and downtime.
Our Distil API Security protects public and partner-facing APIs against developer errors, integration bugs, automated scraping, and web and mobile hijacking.