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Ovum On The Radar Report: Distil Networks

November 12, 2015

Why put Distil Networks on your radar?                            

As online activity such as e-commerce, e-government, and e-health expands and grows more complex, there is a need for technology like Distil’s that can identify good and bad bots and provide protection, particularly now that it has extended that capability to APIs. Its threat intelligence service will also help with protection provided by other security infrastructure components such as next- generation firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems.                     

Key messages                   

  • Distil delivers bot identification and protection from web scraping, web application security breaches, and fraudulent activities.
  • It can be on-premises as a physical or virtual appliance or reside in Distil’s cloud.
  • It is always charged for as software-as-a-service (SaaS), with the price varying by the amount of traffic inspected.
  • Distil has just added threat intelligence and API security services.

 

 


About Rik Turner


Rik is a senior analyst on the Infrastructure Solutions team, focusing primarily IT Security. Rik joined Ovum in January 2005 as European Bureau Chief of its ComputerWire daily IT news service. He covered fixed, wireless, and mobile networking and security. In February 2007 he moved across to become an analyst on the Financial Services Technology team, initially covering retail banking and writing reports on online and branch banking. More recently, however, he has developed a specialization in capital markets infrastructure. In mid-2008 his team was grouped under the Ovum brand as part of its IT analyst arm.

Prior to joining Ovum, Rik spent six years as an IT journalist and, before that, was a foreign correspondent for 16 years in Latin America, writing regularly for publications such as the Financial Times, The Economist, The Independent, and Business Week.

Rik holds a BA in Spanish and Portuguese from Newcastle University and an MA in Spanish from King’s College, London.

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