These are Not the Droids You’re Looking for

DIG-INSIGHTS_Bot-mitigation-w-DistilToday’s internet is permeated with bots. By some measures, bots account for up to 46 percent of web traffic. That means that nearly half of the bandwidth that you’re paying for could be taken up by automated programs instead of actual users. Malicious bots are designed by hackers, fraudsters or other unsavory internet users to exploit businesses in many ways, including generating false ad impressions, abusing account credentials, stealing information, serving spam and malware, and causing application denial of service. However, not all bots are bad. Legitimate bots actually help websites by optimizing search engine results and ensuring that everything runs smoothly. So, how do you keep out the bad bots while keeping your website available to the good bots and your human users?

Unless you know jedi mind tricks, the solution to this problem is finding a good bot mitigation provider who can accurately identify and protect your web applications from these automated threats. That’s why Verizon Digital Media Services is teaming up with Distil Networks, the global leader in bot mitigation and detection, to provide customers with the most superior bot mitigation solution available.

As bots grow exponentially in number and increasingly more human-like in behavior, they are becoming more and more difficult to detect and defend against. Traditional Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) and Intrusion Detection Systems were not built to handle the variety, volume and sophistication of today’s bots. Distil brings the most advanced technology in the industry to proactively and precisely detect and police malicious website traffic, blocking 99.9 percent of bad bots without impacting legitimate users. They leverage machine-learning algorithms, hi-def device fingerprinting, and the world’s largest known Violators Database to ensure the most precise and up-to-date protection. They also provide complete visibility and control over human, good bot and bad bot web traffic. This secures your website and applications against abuse while maintaining accurate web analytics and fast loading speeds.

With the addition of advanced bot mitigation to our suite of security features, Verizon Digital Media Services offers the most comprehensive and robust protection for your website and web applications.

Check out this press release to learn more about the Verizon Digital Media Services and Distil Networks partnership.