Web Scraping Attacks

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How to Prevent Web Scraping Attacks with Netacea

  • Identify Behaviour Patterns

    Some web scraping, such as search engine indexing, is good for your site. We look at behavior to weed out bad actors. How could a web scraper bot access your site? What data are they collecting?

  • Block Bots Efficiently

    Once our Intent Analytics™ engine has established that the web scraping bot is harmful, we’ll block it and add it to our Active Threat Database, so we’ll know to block it instantly in the future.

  • Dissect the Attack

    Once a web scraper bot attack is blocked, you can review the incident in our Attack View portal. Here, you’ll be able to dissect and learn from the attack to improve future mitigation and prevent site scraping by malicious bots.

What is Web Scraping?

Web scraping is the process of extracting data of multiple formats – images, text, links and such – from a website. Web scraping is useful in some cases, though malicious web scrapers generally extract this data for financial gain, using it to target customer accounts or manipulate competitor prices.

Why Choose Netacea to Help you Stop Web Scraping Attacks

Web scraping costs your business on average 2% of online revenue. With Netacea’s web scraping protection, you’ll protect your revenue and save team resources while maximizing uptime.

  • Keep One Step Ahead of Attackers

  • Rapid implementation

  • Recognized by Leading Analysts

  • One Solutions for All Attack Surfaces

Keep One Step Ahead of Attackers

Our Active Threat Database and agentless approach to automated threats ensures you’re always ready to mitigate attacks and stop web scraping without expending unnecessary resource.

Rapid implementation

You can be up and running with our solution in as little as an hour, thanks to our raft of pre-configured integrations with leading content delivery networks, applications and platforms.

Recognized by Leading Analysts

Forrester recognized our technology in their latest Wave, giving us top marks in the bot detection category – ensuring you’ll always detect and stop even the most evasive of account takeover attacks.

One Solutions for All Attack Surfaces

Secure your APIs, websites, and mobile apps with a single web scraping protection product, offering zero-day protection from web scraping.

Why are Web Scraping Attacks Problematic?

Malicious web scraping can cost your business revenue. Whether this is because of website or app downtime, or because web scraping is a precursor to another attack such as scalping, incidents can be devastating. Every site owner should be taking steps to prevent site scraping attacks.

Content Theft Costs Money

Web scraper bots can extract gated content allowing attackers to circumvent paywalls and redistribute paid-for articles or data-sets, costing you revenue.

Content Theft Costs Money

Price Scraping Erodes Competitive Advantage

Price scraping bots can automatically keep your competitors' prices a step below yours, drawing away price-sensitive customers and harming your sales figures.

Price Scraping Erodes Competitive Advantage

Reputational Damage and Outages

Failing to stop web scraping not only damages your brand and its reputation, but it can also increase the likelihood of your mobile, website, and APIs becoming inoperable.

Reputational Damage and Outages

Learn How Much Bot Attacks Cost your Business

Use our bot calculator to quantify how much automated attacks are costing your business in revenue and infrastructure costs.

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Case Studies Of Netacea Stopping Web Scraping Attacks

Find Out More About Web Scraping

  • What is a Website Scraper?

    A website scraper is a software tool that automatically extracts data from websites by navigating through web pages, retrieving specific information, and saving it in a structured format. Website scrapers can collect data of all formats - text, images, links and more. Malicious web scraping is generally carried out by parties looking to use the data for personal or financial gain.

  • How do Web Scrapers Work?

    Search engine spiders illustrate the challenge associated with bots. Not all bot activity is bad; in fact, some is vital for business success. Good bot activity includes content aggregation for display on comparison sites or content scraping by affiliates to help them market your products and services.

    Malicious web scraping on the other hand can cause a business to suffer severe financial losses if the data is extracted without consent. Two frequently used methods of malicious web scraping are price scraping and content theft.

    Content theft – Bots gather content from your site, such as a piece of journalism or paid-for data, to be used elsewhere without your consent.

    Price scraping – Scraper bots target the pricing information of competing businesses to undercut rivals and increase their own sales.

  • How do you Detect Web Scraping?

    The complexity and range of web scrapers hitting every website means that we need to look at more than just the behavior that indicates a visitor is carrying out scraping activity, such as the frequency of requests, or whether they identify themselves as a Googlebot.

    Our Intent Analytics™ engine uses advanced machine learning techniques to detect scrapers and categorize them based on their activity. For instance, what information are they collecting and what patterns are emerging in their collection methods?

  • How Can we Prevent Site Scraping?

    Because bots are growing in sophistication, particularly in their use of reactive defense bypass techniques, static block lists based on geolocation or rate limiting alone are no longer effective.

    Netacea web scraping protection is built from the ground up to detect malicious activity by analyzing the intent of every visitor, comparing this with normal or expected behavior in real-time using specially developed machine learning models.

    Combined with our constantly updated Active Threat Database and always-on-hand web scraper bot experts, Netacea provides the most advanced and adaptive bot management solution available.

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