“Our entire team is extremely proud that we have received this award and recognition. It is extremely humbling to be considered alongside such a terrific group of companies,” said Rami Essaid, CEO and Co-Founder for Distil Networks. Since receiving its Series A funding of $10 million in March of this year, Distil has been growing its team as well as building out its infrastructure and product offerings.
“Many companies with an online presence are starting to realize that bots pose just as much of a threat to their business as other more traditionally recognized hacking methods. This has been a good indicator for us to step up our presence in this space and further educate the masses on the technology and solutions that Distil provides,” said Courtney Cleaves, Director of Marketing for Distil. “We have a lot of exciting announcements coming up so it’s a real pleasure to be able to add this award to our list of accomplishments in 2014.”
Distil Networks provides comprehensive bot detection and mitigation services that allow users to see their web traffic in real-time as well as identify and block any unwanted bot traffic that is stealing information from the client site. The company has been able to block over 12 billion bots from its clients’ sites while also amassing a huge amount of data on current bot related IP addresses and user agents. All clients in Distil’s network are able to benefit from access to this huge database of bot related information because of their community-shared network. This means that when any one particular website is attacked by a new bot, the entire network is then simultaneously protected from that same bot. The larger the client network gets, the better protected it is.
“Our 2014 award winners might be our best selection ever,” said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411. “It seems like there is no better time to be a tech entrepreneur. There are so many startups succeeding right now and it is reflected in these awards.”