Distil Merges with ScrapeSentry Implements 24/7 Security Operations with Expert Analysts

By CIOReview | Monday, January 18, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Distil Networks, a mitigation and bot detection company announces its acquisition of ScrapeSentry, a managed security services provider and a subsidiary of IT security firm Sentor. ScrapeSentry, with an experienced team of security analysts will contribute in investigation, analysis, responses and real-time threat monitoring. It will provide practices for brisk response to malicious bot attacks. The 24/7 managed security service of Distil is now available to enterprise customers in the market that is based on response plan and unique security policy of each customer.

"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," said Rami Essaid, co-founder and CEO, Distil Networks.

Bots are new generation of threats that accommodates up to 60 percent of the web traffic. Hackers and fraudsters use bots as a platform for doing online attacks. Bots are used for spam, online fraud, web scraping, account hijacking, brute force attacks, digital ad fraud, competitive data mining, man-in-the-middle attacks and downtime attacks.

Distil provides an accurate and easy way to protect websites from the malicious bots without affecting the genuine users. Distil monitors each page request and subsequently builds a fingerprint of every incoming connection. It provides customers a service for accurate detection of bots in real time and options to assuage those attacks.

"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," Said Martin Zetterlund, CEO, ScrapeSentry.