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.
Web Scraping Detection Using Machine Learning
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 Scraping 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 Scraper 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 can't 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.
Why is IP address blocking an ineffective approach?
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.
Will your solution impact website performance?
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
How quick and easy is it to implement?
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.
What flexible integration options do you offer?
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.
How does Netacea protect the user experience & support accessibility for all visitors?
Protect your business and your customers from credential stuffing attacks and other cyber threats.