Account Security / Bot Detection

Considering an Under Attack-as-a-Service Model? Hold Your Horses

April 11, 20244 min Read

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In the ever-evolving digital landscape, the sophistication of cyber threats is not just increasing; it's transforming. One of the most pervasive threats that businesses across all sectors face today comes from automated software attacks, commonly known as bots. 

These bots are not the benign crawlers that help index the web for search engines. Instead, they’re designed by scammers with malicious intent, ranging from credential stuffing and account takeover to scraping sensitive data. At Arkose Labs, our mission is to protect our clients from these threats through cutting-edge bot management and mitigation strategies supported by a comprehensive Managed Services approach, including a global, customer-facing SOC.

As other vendors move toward an Under Attack-as-a-Service (UAaaS) model centered around blocking traffic, Arkose Labs has decided to take a different and more effective approach. We focus on proactive monitoring and alerting, instead of reacting and blocking. Proactive monitoring and alerting are invaluable components of an effective cybersecurity strategy, especially when dealing with automated, volumetric bot attacks. 

Proactive Alerts for Enhanced Security

These proactive measures serve as an early warning system, enabling enterprises to detect and respond to threats before they escalate into full-blown attacks. Here's a breakdown of the key values proactive monitoring and alerting offer.

Understanding the Threat

Before diving into our strategies, it's crucial to understand why bots are a significant threat. Bots can automate attacks at scale, attempting thousands, and oftentimes millions, of actions on a website or application in a short period. This deluge can lead to financial losses, erosion of consumer trust, and significant damage to brand reputation.

The Arkose Labs Difference

Our approach at Arkose Labs is not just about responding to attacks but also proactively preventing them. We blend advanced technology, comprehensive threat intelligence, and an unwavering commitment to customer success into a robust defense mechanism against bots. Here's an overview of how we do it:

    • Detection and Analysis: The first line of defense against bots is accurate detection. We employ machine learning algorithms and behavioral analytics to distinguish with precision and accuracy between human and non-human traffic. By analyzing patterns and behaviors, we can identify malicious bots even when they've been developed by scammers to mimic human actions. Additionally, we share data with customers to buoy their internal risk models to minimize future risks and reduce the impact of breaches.
    • Challenge-Response Authentication: Upon detecting suspicious activity, our system deploys challenge-response tests that are difficult for bots but easy for humans. This step is crucial in filtering out automated threats without impacting the user experience for legitimate users. Because of our “network effect,” genuine consumers rarely experience one of these tests.
    • Adaptive Threat Response: Our system doesn't just stop at detection and challenges. We continuously analyze the evolving threat landscape and adapt our defenses in real-time. This means that as attackers evolve their tactics, so do our mitigation strategies, ensuring that our clients' defenses are always a step ahead.
    • Incident Response and Forensic Analysis: In the event of a bot attack, our Incident Response team swings into action, providing immediate support to mitigate the attack. Post-incident, we conduct a forensic analysis to understand the attack vectors, strengthen the defenses, and prevent future incidents.
    • 24/7 Monitoring and Support: Our Managed Services include global, round-the-clock monitoring and support. Our team of experts keeps an eye on traffic and alerts, ensuring that any potential threat is addressed promptly.
    • Client Education and Empowerment: We empower our clients with the knowledge and tools they need to defend against bots. Through regular workshops, training, and updates, we ensure our clients are aware of the latest threats and best practices in bot mitigation.
    • Data Transparency: Through data sharing and standardizing device/network behavior attributes, Arkose Bot Manager facilitates seamless collaboration, enhancing customer security models in real time by sharing all attributes collected by the Arkose Labs detection engine.

In today's cybersecurity landscape, bots represent a significant threat to businesses, but they are not an insurmountable challenge. With Arkose Labs, you have a partner who not only understands the intricacies of bot attacks but also has the technology, expertise, and commitment to protect your digital assets that are also revenue-generating assets. Our bot management and mitigation Managed Services are designed specifically to provide you peace of mind, ensuring that your business can thrive in the digital ecosystem without the constant threat of bot attacks.

At Arkose Labs, we're more than just a service provider; we're your partner in navigating the digital frontier. Together, we can ensure that your business is protected against the evolving threats of the digital age. Want to learn more? Please reach out to begin a conversation.