Distil Networks Buys ScrapeSentry

ScrapeSentry_DistilDistil Networks, Inc., a global provider of bot detection and mitigation solutions, acquired Stockholm, Sweden-based managed security services provider ScrapeSentry.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

ScrapeSentry’s team of security analysts, led by Martin Zetterlund, CEO, provides real-time threat monitoring, analysis, investigation, and response, as well as post-incident reports and best practices to ensure a rapid response to malicious bot attacks.
With the acquisition, Distil will add this human element to its managed security service, which is available to mid-market and enterprise customers.

Led by Rami Essaid, co-founder and CEO of Distil Networks provides a bot detection and mitigation platform that identifies and polices malicious website traffic, blocking 99.9% of bad bots without impacting legitimate users. The company’s solution protects against web scraping, brute force attacks, competitive data mining, online fraud, account hijacking, unauthorized vulnerability scans, spam, man-in-the-middle attacks, digital ad fraud, and downtime.
Based in San Francisco and Arlington, VA, Distil is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners Foundry Group, TechStars, ff Venture Capital, Idea Fund and Correlation Ventures, etc.

Founded in 2006 as a spin-off of managed security firm Sentor, ScrapeSentry provides an anti-scraping solution that protects sites from the loss of Intellectual Property and from data theft working with global businesses, such as easyJet, Ladbrokes, and Autotrader.com. The company has offices in Stockholm, London, UK and Boston, USA.



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