SOLUTION BRIEF

API Abuse

Protect APIs from bots impersonating legitimate traffic

Arkose Labs Solution for API Abuse

Arkose Labs provides powerful protection of web- and mobile-facing APIs through a combination of real-time analysis, dynamic tokens, and interactive challenges.

Protection of APIs using traditional bot detection solutions is becoming obsolete, as perpetrators can mimic genuine traffic and fly under the radar of velocity rules. Just as one can no longer rely on static identity data and passwords to authenticate users, static API keys are hard to secure and need additional verification to confirm that traffic is coming from a genuine source.

Arkose Labs uses a multi-pronged approach to protect APIs from large-scale attacks which emulate remote clients and impersonate true users.

To eliminate traffic targeting the API directly, the solution embeds an Arkose Labs token into the web application or mobile SDK, and each request dynamically verifies that the token has passed from the client to the server. Arkose Labs monitors all traffic for known signals of abuse, using behavioral fingerprints, velocity and rate monitoring, and a proprietary user IP database.

Additionally, Arkose Labs provides secondary screening of all suspicious traffic, using 3D visual challenges which are rendered in real-time and resilient to automated solvers. Bot attacks fail spontaneously when met with these interactive puzzles.

Technology Highlights

Dynamic Tokens

Dynamic Tokens

Dynamic tokens embedded in the web and mobile applications verify the legitimacy of the traffic source.

Real-Time Analytics

Real-Time Analytics

Real-time analytics provide insight into device, network, location and velocity.

Risk Classification of Traffic

Risk Classification of Traffic

Risk classification of traffic based on known telltale signals of fraud learned across a global network.

Secondary Screening

Secondary Screening

Secondary screening of high-risk traffic provides deterministic detection of bots.

Interactive Challenges

Interactive Challenges

Interactive challenges cause all malicious automated traffic to fail.

Unified Platform and Dashboard

Unified Platform and Dashboard

Unified platform and dashboard provide actionable insights and clear visibility into threats.

Arkose Labs prevents downstream fraud from API Abuse:

Credential Stuffing

Credential Stuffing

New Account Fraud

New Account Fraud

Bonus Abuse

Bonus Abuse

In-Game Abuse

In-Game Abuse

Scraping

Scraping

The Arkose Advantage

100% SLA Guarantee

Arkose Labs is the only vendor to provide commercial assurance of elimination of automated attacks.

Next-Generation Technology

Arkose Labs goes beyond traditional bot solutions to provide multi-pronged detection and mitigation of attack.

Intent-Based Analysis of Traffic

Classification of traffic using a rich variety of real-time signals and behavioral indicators.

Future-Proof Solution

Protection that is resilient to the evolving sophistication of bots and automated scripts.

Renders Attacks on APIs Unprofitable

Arkose Labs’ ethos is to ensure attacks are too difficult and costly for perpetrators, compelling them to move on to easier targets.

Conclusion

Arkose Labs combines a passive and interactive approach to eliminate illegitimate sources of traffic to APIs and prevent bots from impersonating users. A major step forward from traditional bot detection technologies, this provides long-term protection against fraud and abuse in its many forms. Guaranteed by a 100% SLA against automated attacks, businesses can have an entirely new level of confidence that the traffic they are seeing on their APIs is legitimate, addressing a major risk to the business.

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