Cyber SecurityNews

Akamai Announces Content Protector to Stop Scraping Attacks

Akamai
Rupesh Chokshi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Security at Akamai

Enabling detection and mitigation of evasive scrapers that steal content for malicious purposes, Akamai Content Protector is designed to help businesses protect their intellectual property, reputation, and revenue potential

Akamai Technologies has announced the availability of Content Protector, a product that stops scraping attacks without blocking the good traffic that companies need to enhance their business.

Scraper bots are a critical and often productive part of the commerce ecosystem. These bots search for new content, highlight products in comparison sites, and gather updated product information to share with customers. Unfortunately, scrapers also get used for harmful purposes such as competitive undercutting, surveillance before inventory hoarding attacks, and counterfeiting goods and websites. Scrapers also ping sites 24/7 unless stopped — so they can degrade site performance, which in turn frustrates consumers and causes them to abandon their visits. In addition, scrapers have become much more evasive and sophisticated over the past few years.

“Content Protector helps demonstrate the direct business value of security while enabling business leaders to grow their digital businesses.”

Rupesh Chokshi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Security, at Akamai

Akamai Content Protector helps detect and mitigate evasive scrapers that steal content for malicious purposes. It facilitates significantly better detections and fewer false negatives without increasing the rate of false positives. The product is designed for companies that need to protect their intellectual property, reputation, and revenue potential.

“Content scraping brings serious harm to businesses,” explained Rupesh Chokshi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Security, at Akamai. “This includes competitors undercutting your offers, slower sites that lead customers to get frustrated and leave, and brand damage from counterfeiters passing off subpar goods as your legitimate merchandise. Content Protector helps demonstrate the direct business value of security while enabling business leaders to grow their digital businesses.”

Related posts

LogMeIn Extends Support to the Community with Free Emergency Remote Work Kits

adminsmec

New Relic Deepens Partnership with AWS to Provide AI Monitoring

adminsmec

UiPath Unveils Winners of the 2019 Automation Excellence Awards in India

adminsmec

Leave a Comment