New Solution Prevents Content and Data Loss From Web Scraping and Web Harvesting

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A suite of tools and services is now available to stop many types of malicious use of an organization's web content and data, such as reselling it, analyzing changes, and getting leads for sales and marketing purposes.

VelocIT, Inc. announced the release of a web scraping prevention solution called Spy Deny (http://www.spydeny.com). Spy Deny was developed as a solution to the increasing problem of content and data loss faced by businesses on the Web.

Spy Deny protects website content and data against web scraping. It starts with a Threat Analysis to determine the vulnerability of a site. If the team discovers that web scraping may be used against a company website they will configure the Spy Deny solution to fit client needs and to protect their data. Currently the solution provides a range of defense strategies capable of defeating automated robots and the solution is designed to be updated to defend against new types of vulnerabilities.

Currently there are few solutions other than custom development to prevent web scraping. In many cases companies may not be aware that their web content is being scraped. But companies usually provide many types of public or private subscription data to customers, clients, partners and investors. Web scrapers can take advantage of things such as store locators, inventory search, service provider look up, client lists, member lists and company news updates or job openings. In some cases the scrapers are not malicious. But in many cases the technique is used to automatically gather business intelligence about the competition or to get data for other purposes not in the best interests of the company. Spy Deny is targeting the malicious scraper but allows all desired visitors access to content and data without changing the user experience.

VelocIT, Inc. was founded in 2003 to solve business technology challenges with a focus on business intelligence and sophisticated web applications. The VelocIT team is smart and dedicated with deep software development and business analysis experience.

For more information about SpyDeny and to receive a free single point threat analysis, visit the website at http://www.SpyDeny.com.

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