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7 Ways Bots Hurt Your Website

Building an attractive, efficient, and popular website is no easy task and the build isn’t over when the website goes live. Webmasters need to be aware that bots lurk around every corner, looking to infiltrate a website, alter their stats, change their metrics, and garner important information for another website or company’s gain. Bad bots are a common problem, and there are several that can legitimately ruin your website.
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Online Retailers: Get Specific When Defending Against Price-Scraping Bots

Learn how to protect your websites from attacks that can damage your business and leads to lost customers

Online retailers are threatened by the Internet underbelly of nefarious online actors, including big industry competitors. These threat constituencies are leveraging bad bots in numerous ways that hurt many online retailers. These include bad bots that scrape prices and product data, perform click fraud and endanger the overall security of e-commerce websites, your loyal consumers, and your brands.
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13 Questions You Must Ask Your Bot Mitigation Vendor

Use these 13 questions to help differentiate between solutions and make an informed decision

Today, bots are a hot topic, one that affects all web applications. As a result, many vendors are trying to latch onto this trend by claiming to have the ability to identify and mitigate bots. It’s only natural that you’ll want to evaluate the claims of these vendors. Use these 13 questions to help differentiate between solutions from bot mitigation vendors and make an informed decision.
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2016 Bad Bot Landscape Report

Learn How Automation is the Largest Cyber Security Threat Facing Your Websites and APIs This Year

Now in its third year, the 2016 Distil Networks Bad Bot Report is the IT security industry's most in-depth analysis about the sources, types, and sophistication levels of last year's bot attacks. There are serious implications for anyone responsible for securing websites and APIs.

Bots enable high-speed abuse, misuse, and attacks on websites and APIs. They enable attackers, unsavory competitors, and fraudsters to perform a wide array of malicious activities. This includes web scraping, competitive data mining, personal and financial data harvesting, brute force login and man-in-the-middle attacks, digital ad fraud, spam, transaction fraud, and more.
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IT Security Vendor Analysis by Bizety

IT Security Vendor Analysis: Casting Akamai, CloudFlare, Imperva, F5 and Distil Networks in Their Starring Roles

This report examines five major vendors – Akamai, Imperva, CloudFlare, F5 and DistilNetworks - and outlines how their products can coordinate to successfully secure web infrastructure and online data. Each company’s ‘Corporate DNA’ leads to a degree of specialization, and attendant limitations.

The potential threat of sophisticated new online attacks has vastly increased the burden on every category of security vendor. In this challenging new environment, CDNs struggle with dynamic content and enormous DDoS attacks, while WAFs contend with undocumented access requests. Many security appliances can’t assess and adapt to threats in real time, and potentially block legitimate traffic. Recent website breaches also demonstrate that traditional WAFs, CDNs, and DDoS mitigation solutions have failed to keep pace with the variety, volume and sophistication of today’s bot and botnet attacks. To address this security threat, bot detection and mitigation services must evolve beyond absorbing rare volumetric attacks into scrubbing centers, or simplistic IP – and user agent-based detection.

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