Detect & Prevent Content Scraping Attacks

Detect and Block Web Scraping, Web Harvesting, Web Data Extraction, Data scraping, Content Scraping and Price Scraping

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    Behavioural Machine Learning Detection

    Detect and block web scrapers and other malicious activity on your site by profiling visitor behaviour to distinguish real from the fictitious.

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    Real-Time Scraper Detection

    Netacea processes millions of data points per minute to deliver granular and insightful detail on automated traffic.

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    Block Scrapers, Allow Humans & Affiliates

    Ensure that only the right people make use of your site and content and mitigate any other malicious visitors.

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    Flexible Implementation Options

    Netacea customers choose from a range of implementation options to suit their needs and can be up and running within a matter of hours.

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Prevent Web Scraping Attacks Made to Compromise Your Website

Netacea focuses on identifying and blocking automated threats using behavioural machine learning techniques, allowing customers to mitigate even the most sophisticated web scraper bots.

Behavioural Machine Learning Detection

Relying on static rule and threshold-based technologies can be cumbersome and time-consuming to maintain. By profiling your visitors’ interactions with your web estate and comparing them to each other over time quickly and efficiently highlights the erroneous behaviours that don’t fit the wider visitor population.

Eradicate Harmful Polymorphic Scaping Activity

Netacea understands that scaping activity appears in many forms and isn’t always malicious, whether it’s a content or price scraper from a trusted affiliate, a search engine bot running an indexing job or potential competitor reconnaissance, we’re able to distinguish the harmful from the acceptable and empower our customers to make the choices on what protective action to take that’s right for them.

Automated Detection and Mitigation

Netacea looks specifically at all the visitors to your site, detecting behaviour that deviates from “normal” site behaviour.

By doing so, customers can create behavioural based detection & protection policies that automatically detect and respond to any threats without the need for human interaction.

Flexible Integration Options

Netacea’s architecture has been authored to meet even the most demanding requirements. Our options include:
- Ultra-low latency reverse proxy;
- Pre-configured CDN integrations;
- Custom API integrations into your network via the WAF, SIEM, etc.

How it works

With bots and automated traffic growing in sophistication, a smarter approach is required to identify and mitigate the latest changing threats.

Netacea uses a unique approach to identify and mitigate Web Scrapers, Account Takeover and other automated threats. The core of which is our machine learning and behavioural analysis engines.

Netacea learns from your visitors and the behaviour they exhibit, highlighting anomalous behaviours that doesn’t fit your sites behavioural profile. Behavioural analysis is then enriched with industry-leading threat intelligence to check the digital provenance of the visitor’s request.

Netacea’s engine then categorises suspicious visitors by type and attributes a risk score based on the threat to your site. Our collective intelligence & behavioural policies can be used to mitigate suspicious traffic, giving the ability to enforce RE CAPTCHA; Advanced CAPTCHA, blackhole or hard block and our customer feedback loop is used to add this rule back into the system.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why cant Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) detect and block sophisticated bots?

WAFs are effective tools as part of any secure web-based system, however WAFs are designed to look for and prevent requests that are targeted at exploiting security weaknesses. New and sophisticated bot attacks often look like legitimate human requests, which can often pass through a WAF unchallenged. Because of this, the multitude of security challenges caused by sophisticated Bot traffic require deeper analysis; making it necessary to look at the nature and patterns of requests that are being made and compare those to that being made by human users.

One way of dealing with bot traffic is by simply creating a blacklist of IP addresses however, it is a very limited solution and suffers from several key issues:• A reactive approach – A blacklist is created from known threats or retrospectively & only contains details of past attack IPs whereas automated threats will regularly rotate IP addresses and avoid any hard blocks on the IPs used previously• Blacklists require constant maintenance to ensure that new threats are added to the list as they are discovered and historically identified threats need to be revalidated periodically to ensure the authenticity of each entry.

At Netacea, we understand that your user experience and site performance are key when creating and maintaining web applications and our solution is no different. Our solution has been designed with performance in mind and with a number of implementation options that customers can choose from, we ensure there is minimal to no impact on the protected site’s performance.• In-line ultra-low latency reverse proxy - latency added is typically 1-3 milliseconds• Out of line zero latency integrations – CDN based integrations or API based architecture

Our solution is entirely cloud-based and we require no on-premise equipment in order for our solution to begin working. Customers can utilise our solution in one of three ways, through our reverse proxy, via an integration with a CDN or by using our API architecture. Regardless of the implementation choice, we’re able to implement our customer’s chosen architecture within hours (however typically we do ask for around one week to allow for testing and tuning the implementation) and are on hand to assist our customers every step of the way.

Our adaptive data model and micro-services API approach gives huge power and flexibility to ensure that even the most complex of visitor requirements can be elegantly and reliable handled at volume, using the existing infrastructure that enterprise customers already maintain and own. Using our rich set of API, you can send the threat alerts to your WAF, CDN provider, or firewall of choice.

Delivering a great user experience is critical when running an enterprise site & Netacea’s technology has been designed with accessibility in mind. We regard it as a duty to support all users who have accessibility issues and use readers. Our core behavioural learning does not change across platform types. Where we specific bot mitigations - for example when we display a Captcha, our configurable behavioural policies ensure that we only serve captcha to any suspect traffic. If captcha is served to any humans, we do have a range of accessibility options for visually or audio impaired users, or those users who lack the fine motor skills necessary to complete some difficult Captchas. All our Captcha’s have a text alternative, allowing them to be read by a reader, and audio alternatives for those with vision impairment.In addition, our fingerprinting does not require the use of JavaScript. Although providing a text-based Captcha does provide bot writers with a potential exploit to bypass the Captcha, we monitor the accessibility options very carefully to ensure that the small percentage of traffic accessing the text-based Captcha is legitimate and under normal thresholds.Summary of Accessibility options:• Does not require JavaScript so all assistive technology will work• Provides and Audio Alternative so login can be navigated with a screen reader• Settings & permissions• No complex or repetitive navigation links – so each page is placed in its natural order, so the flow is easy to use.

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