Distil Networks Acquires Sentor ScrapeSentry to Add 24/7 Security Operations Center and Expert Team of Analysts

January 13, 2016

New Managed Security Service Evaluates and Responds to Bot Threats in Real-Time Based on Each Customer’s Unique Security Policy and Response Plan

San Francisco, CA – January 13, 2016 – Distil Networks, the global leader in bot detection and mitigation, today announced its acquisition of managed security services provider ScrapeSentry, a spin-off of leading managed security firm Sentor. ScrapeSentry’s team of experienced security analysts will provide real-time threat monitoring, analysis, investigation, and response, as well as post-incident reports and best practices to ensure a rapid response to malicious bot attacks. With today’s news, Distil’s 24/7 managed security service is available to mid-market and enterprise customers and is based on each customer’s unique security policy and response plan.

Bots represent a new generation of threats, making up nearly 60 percent of all web traffic. Bots are a platform used by hackers and fraudsters alike and are the key culprits behind web scraping, brute force attacks, competitive data mining, online fraud, account hijacking, unauthorized vulnerability scans, spam, man-in-the-middle attacks, digital ad fraud, and downtime.

Distil offers the first easy and accurate way to defend websites against these malicious bots -- without impacting legitimate users. By monitoring each page request and building a fingerprint of each incoming connection, Distil allows customers to accurately detect bots in real time and then provides options to mitigate the attack.

Supporting Quotes

“Distil’s technology is built on machine learning and catches 99.9 percent of the bad guys. By adding ScrapeSentry’s experts to our team, and a human element to our solution, we are getting closer to closing that point one percent gap. With ScrapeSentry’s strong security pedigree and background in managed services, the team’s hands-on, granular approach will provide our customers with dedicated SOC resources along with even faster response times.”

-- Rami Essaid, co-founder and CEO of Distil Networks  

“Bots and scraper programs continue to cause serious problems for online business models. Together with Distil we will have a platform that we can use to provide protection for a broader audience and all customers will benefit from the unmatched strength of the joint development and research teams. ScrapeSentry’s experience in managed security services is a natural extension for Distil and we are thrilled to join the company’s team and mission to make the web more secure.”

-- Martin Zetterlund, CEO for ScrapeSentry

“The most costly attacks against businesses take advantage of legitimate website access. While WAFs and scanners can help detect cross-site scripting and SQL injection issues that are properly fixed in the code, Distil Networks' ability to analyze behavior provides the best chance of detecting and blocking bot-driven attacks that take over accounts, scrape sensitive data and drive up fraudulent transactions.”

-- Eric Ogren, senior analyst at 451 Research

 

About ScrapeSentry

ScrapeSentry was founded in 2006, and was the world's first anti-scraping solution to be developed to protect sites from the loss of Intellectual Property and from data theft. As pioneers in the field, ScrapeSentry has worked with many global businesses, such as easyJet, Ladbrokes, and Autotrader.com to protect them from scraping and all the costs, losses of data, customers and IP as well as the potential losses in the reputational damage, that scraping involves. ScrapeSentry has offices in Stockholm, Sweden, London, UK and Boston, USA. For more information please see http://www.scrapesentry.com.

About Distil Networks

Distil Networks, the global leader in bot detection and mitigation, is the first easy and accurate way to identify and police malicious website traffic, blocking 99.9% of bad bots without impacting legitimate users. Distil protects against web scraping, brute force attacks, competitive data mining, online fraud, account hijacking, unauthorized vulnerability scans, spam, man-in-the-middle attacks, digital ad fraud, and downtime. Slash the high tax that bots place on your internal teams and web infrastructure and make your online applications more secure with API security, real-time threat intelligence, a 24/7 security operations center, and complete visibility and control over human, good bot, and bad bot traffic. For more information on Distil Networks, visit us at http://www.distilnetworks.com or follow @DISTIL on twitter.

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