No, you can’t hear them, but scrapers are visiting your site right now. If you have valuable content, like directories or classifieds, then chances are that bots are trying to “scrape” your intellectual property and your site’s advertising income.
Bots, by simply imitating the activity of human users, copy your entire database and re-use it for their own purposes. They may even build a parallel site and compete for your ad revenues!
Site owners that succeed in blocking bots benefit in a variety of ways:
- Secure, stable advertising revenues
- More visitors as you restore your exclusivity
- Reduced server & network expenditures as bot traffic is eliminated
- Reliable response times and protection from DoS attacks
- Monetization of your intellectual property as would-be scrapers purchase your content
But – bots have grown more sophisticated
While Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) and Port Monitoring Appliances were able to provide some elementary protection against bots, these solutions have been rendered obsolete. Why?
Most anti-bot systems scan IP addresses bearing hostile traffic, and then blacklist these addresses.
But, today, it’s a cinch for bots to change IPs, forge user-agents, and restart user sessions. An effective solution must block such sophisticated bots, and continue to heuristically learn as new scraping technologies appear.
The Solution – SiteBlackBox
SiteBlackBox offers an innovative Software-as-a-Service that employs a cloud-based risk assessment engine that is constantly amassing new intelligence.
As bots take steps to pass or to bypass a challenge – for example, by utilizing captcha farms, creating new sessions, or changing IP addresses – SiteBlackBox identifies their behavior and immediately blocks their access to the web site. It neutralizes traffic from hostile sources, while ensuring the highest quality-of-experience to legitimate users.
Only SiteBlackBox provides real-time protection from sophisticated bots:
- Recognition of bots that dynamically change IP addresses and user-agents
- Recognition of captcha farms and OCR software
- Selective blocking of specific sessions on IP addresses shared by multiple users
- Recognition and blocking of zero-day distributed attacks
- Global device reputation database
- Blocks malicious bots using white-listed organizations’ IP addresses and apps
Want to quiet the scraping noises?
Contact us now for a demo and a free trial!
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