Distil Networks, inc., the worldwide leader in bot detection and mitigation, today announced a partnership with Property Portal Accelerators to provide the global property portal industry with best of breed data security to protect property portals from web scrapers, bot traffic, and fraud.
The real estate industry has initiated plans and solutions dedicated to preventing web scraping. Bots steal listing data and distribute it elsewhere on the web, while additionally drive up bandwidth and server costs. Property Portal Accelerators conducted an extensive search to find the best service provider to address bot traffic on real estate portals and Distil was the obvious technology choice with the most experience in real estate.
“Through our extensive experience in the real estate industry we’ve come to realize the need for innovative data security solutions like Distil to help maintain the quality of service our customers require,” said Simon Baker, founder of Property Portal Accelerators. “We believe Distil Networks has a range of solutions that will cater to all of our customers’ needs and will not only protect revenues but also mitigate competitive and security threats for their portals.”
“In the past year, Distil has seen a dramatic uptick in real estate websites using our platform,” said Rami Essaid, CEO and co-founder of Distil Networks.. “By partnering with Distil, Property Portal Accelerators extends their comprehensive portfolio of services to address the widespread scraping problem by including our easy to implement and highly effective solution to protect the primary asset of a portal, their content - their real estate listing data.”
Onthehouse.com, Australia’s only free property research portal with property data on over 98% of Australian properties, found Distil Networks while researching bot blocking solutions. Since implementing Distil Networks, Onthehouse has benefitted from having a more effective solution than their initial manual efforts to deal with bot traffic. “The Distil Networks service already had established a set of rules to ensure we are blocking the bots that are dangerous to our organization. We’re also benefitting from Distil’s known bots signature database,” said Arun Thenabadu, CTO of Onthehouse.com.au.
Distil Networks offers the first ever cloud-based bot detection and mitigation solution, incorporating the world’s largest bot-tracking database with technology to identify, track and mitigate bots in real time. Distil uniquely tracks each bot via a fingerprinting algorithm with more than 40 variables, resulting in bot detection with 99.99% accuracy. By combining proprietary fingerprinting technology to detect website visitor connections and machine learning algorithms used to detect online behavioral anomalies, Distil helps businesses stop bots before they inflict real business damage.