Detect & Block Bots and Prevent Account Takeover
At Netacea we focus on preventing malicious bot attacks by harnessing the power of Intent Analytics™ with machine learning. Netacea provides a sophisticated multi-tiered approach to identifying and mitigating bot traffic.
Rise of data breaches and compromised credentials
With up to 87% of your customers reusing their password’s across the internet and the ease of access to tools, data breaches has lead to a rise in account takeover attacks.
Bots are growing in volume and sophistication, now able to mimic mouse trails, bypass CAPTCHA, rotate IP addresses and evade rate-limiting, leaving traditional mitigation such as WAFs and basic bot fingerprinting unable to cope.
Behavioural Analysis & Machine Learning Bot Detection
Our Machine learning utilises algorithms that learn from your traffic data and visitor patterns in combination with Historical I.P Analysis, Browser Finger Printing and Source Verification.
Transparent Threat Intelligence
Because every business traffic and threats are different Netacea offers a radically different approach to traditional “black Box” suppliers. Providing customers with the granular level of data and control needed to make informed business decisions.
Each layer of the behavioural threat intelligence is presented as a probability per threat type, so you see granular threat activity and implement the threat feeds to the critical areas of your enterprise.
Dedicated Data Science Service
The Netacea Data Science Service allows you to leverage our in-house expertise to manage the Netacea settings, create custom algorithms, mitigations, detect bots and provide reporting feedback and support.
Flexible Integration Options
Netacea is a cloud-hosted service and can be implemented in different ways depending on your architecture and requirements. Options include reverse proxy, pre-configured CDN integrations and customisable API integration to your network via WAF, SIEM, etc
The cloud infrastructure is highly available and distributed with complete failover protection. It has maintained 100% availability since inception in 2014 and has been load-tested to over 1 million concurrent users per instance with no performance degradation.
How it works
Netacea’s Intent Analytics™ uses machine learning to manage bot reconnaissance and attacks in real-time while allowing real humans and search engine, partner & affiliate bots access to your website.
Our adaptive architecture automatically pre-empts potential bad bot traffic and kicks in-line only when critical conversion or login paths are under threat, due to abnormal behaviour. The reputational analysis identifies malicious bots by using the shared intelligence database to check the digital provenance of the request.
Unlike other solutions, with Netacea any suspicious visitor from the reputational analysis is then loaded into the Behavioural Analysis Engine where upon further investigation a Threat Score is given. Pre-define what happens to the visitor depending on the threat score, such as permit; mitigate; enforce CAPTCHA; blackhole or hard block. The Feedback Loop can then add this rule back into the Reputational Analysis.
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?