How Intelligent Challenge-Response Works
The Arkose Bot Manager platform analyzes traffic based on its risk profile, allowing the large majority of good users to proceed unchallenged. But when it encounters suspicious traffic, it presents challenges that gradually increase in difficulty, depending on the associated risk of the suspect session. Most good users do not see challenges, but those who do only have to solve a simple and fun puzzle that takes mere seconds.
Attackers, on the other hand, must invest significant time and effort to overcome challenges at scale. As costs rise, they abandon their attempts. This approach effectively bankrupts the business model of bots.
MatchKey challenges are an innovative security measure that provides a user-friendly and effective way to verify human presence. Unlike traditional CAPTCHAs, Arkose MatchKey presents users with a set of images or objects and requires users to select matching pairs within a given time frame. This state-of-the-art series of challenges with industry-leading security may produce more than 1,250 variations of a problem – effortlessly solved by legitimate users but incredibly tricky for automation.
Key Arkose MatchKey Features
- An extraordinary range of 3D imagery
- Large, captivating images that scale and are easy to see
- Dynamic challenges (users must do something different each time)
- Support for 109 languages
- Certified WCAG 2.1 compliant
In addition to MatchKey challenges, Arkose Labs has the industry’s largest variety of audio challenges and an arsenal of tailor-made tile challenges. These WCAG-certified formats allow for enforcement challenges that are compatible with a wide range of devices and enable better accessibility for motor-impaired users.
The Arkose MatchKey Advantage
User experience is front and center
with challenge completion rates for first-time good users 95% or above.
see increasingly complex puzzles, which wastes their resources when trying to clear challenges at scale.
It integrates seamlessly
with the Arkose Bot Manager platform, which aggregates 150+ real-time signals to spot hidden signs of attacks.
increase in difficulty, depending on the associated risk of the user.
ML-vulnerability analysis and testing
ensures that challenges cannot be solved or circumvented en masse through automation.
Customized and brand-integrated challenges
have been proven to increase good customer throughput by 5-10%.
Multiple Challenge Levels, All User-Friendly
A simple challenge with legitimate user completion rates as high as 99%
Puzzles that are easy for humans to solve – but not bots
These provide alternative challenges for those with visual impairments
At Arkose Labs, we are dedicated to finding the perfect balance between providing a great user experience and protecting against all types of attacks and abuse. Our advanced bot detection and mitigation platform intelligently analyzes user behavior, allowing the majority of legitimate users to proceed smoothly while identifying and challenging high-risk traffic. This targeted friction approach not only thwarts attackers but also diminishes their financial motivation by wasting their time, money, and resources – and marks a fundamental shift in cybercrime prevention.
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