IRES LLC Drives MLS Data Protection with Distil Networks

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Distil Networks Enables IRES LLC to Protect the Integrity of Real Estate Listing Information from Malicious Bots

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Distil Networks, Inc., the global leader in bot detection and mitigation, today announced that IRES LLC (ColoProperty®), the regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for Northern Colorado, is using Distil Networks’ technology to protect online MLS information.

“Each MLS must take the first step to protect its listing data at the source before it can require its partners, brokers and brands to provide similar protection from web scraping,” stated Charlie Minesinger, Director of Sales from Distil Networks. “By using Distil Networks, IRES is preserving the full value of MLS information for its subscribers because the reason MLS information is scraped and stolen is because up-to-date MLS listings are valuable for many use cases in addition to selling a home.”

As real estate portals and MLS syndication continue to gain traction, there is a growing need to ensure the information brokers provide is protected from web scraping and malicious bots. IRES LLC is meeting these security demands, providing a trusted environment for its key constituents, with Distil Network’s cloud-based, automated bot blocking solution.

"Data security is critical for online marketplaces, such as real estate portals and MLS listings. With Distil Networks IRES is able to proactively protect the data entrusted to us by subscribers," stated Lauren Hansen, CEO of IRES. “Distil’s technology protects the integrity of listings, eliminating inaccurate copies of listings and minimizing bad data online.”

Distil Networks provides the first ever cloud-based bot detection and mitigation solution, incorporating the world’s largest bot-tracking database with technology to identify, track and mitigate bots in real time. Distil uniquely tracks each bot via a unique identifier algorithm with over 40 variables, and then applies multiple layers of detection technologies to identify bots and web scrapers with 99.99% accuracy in real time. To date, the company has blocked more than 28 billion bad bots across their global network.

Hansen added, "In addition to protecting our listing data, Distil Networks has the potential to decrease hosting and bandwidth costs, prevent fraudulent lead forms and spam, and dramatically increase website speed. Not to mention, drive positive brand awareness for IRES as a trusted source. A clear 'no brainer'.”

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About IRES

IRES was formed in 1996 as a regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in Colorado by five Boards and Associations of REALTORS®. IRES is a regional MLS provider in Colorado and has a known reputation of providing an innovative and robust database for real estate professionals. Their office is centrally located in Loveland, Colorado. Additional information about IRES can be found on their company website, IRES-net.com.

About Distil Networks

Distil Networks, the global leader in bot detection and mitigation, offers the most automated and accurate way to identify and police malicious website traffic, blocking 99.9% of bad bots without impacting legitimate users. Distil protects against web scraping, competitive data mining, account hijacking, form spam and click fraud while slashing the high tax that bots place on your internal teams and web infrastructure. For more information on Distil Networks, visit us at distilnetworks.com or follow @DISTIL on Twitter.

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