Distil Networks, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a bot detection and mitigation platform, acquired Are You A Human, a Detroit and NYC-based provider of web tools to analyze and understande how real humans interact with the internet.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
Founded in 2010 and backed by Detroit Venture Partners, Are You A Human uses a patented technology to analyze real time interaction data, such as mouse movements and scroll patterns, combined with longitudinal data and fingerprinting metrics, to determine whether a visitor to a website is a human or a bot.
As part of the acquisition, Distil will open a new office in Detroit and plans for additional hiring in the region. Following the deal, Are You A Human’s real time human detection technology and biometric interaction dataset will be integrated into the Distil Bot Defense Platform, adding biometric and longitudinal data from millions of new sites and users.
In addition, The acquiring company has released a new free product, called Distil Bot Discovery for Google Analytics, which leverages Are You A Human technology to let users filter bot data that Google misses from reports providing deeper insights into real users and better decision making.
Led by Rami Essaid, CEO and co-founder, Distil Networks offers tools to defend websites and APIs against malicious bots, against web scraping, competitive data mining, account takeovers, transaction fraud, unauthorized vulnerability scans, spam, digital ad fraud, and denial of service, without impacting legitimate users.