Distil Networks Announces The Formation Of The Bot Defense Council And Inaugural Summit

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Council will be comprised of an elite group of IT practitioners and business leaders committed to making the Web more secure

Distil Networks, Inc., the global leader in bot detection and mitigation, today announced the formation of the Bot Defense Council– an elite group of IT practitioners and business leaders deeply committed to the common goal of making the Web more secure. In addition to an online forum, The Bot Defense Council will meet twice a year with its inaugural summit taking place on April 24, 2015, in San Francisco.

Protecting websites against fraud, brute force attacks, web scraping, account hijacking, spam and man-in-the-middle attacks is a problem for any company that depends on its website to drive revenue, pull in leads and host unique content. Led by Distil Networks co-founder and CEO, Rami Essaid, the Bot Defense Council is designed to facilitate a candid peer-to-peer exchange between experts and provide best practices for combating these issues through proactive bot detection and mitigation.

Council members are respected industry experts at the forefront of Web trends and possess dozens of years of collective experience. Founding members include representatives from innovative companies such as:

●    StubHub
●    CrunchBase
●    Whitepages
●    TravelBrands
●    Manta
●    Tool King
●    Purch

At the inaugural summit, council members will discuss topics including Web security best practices, traffic fraud, intellectual property infringement and optimizing the digital customer experience. The summit will also include roundtable discussions regarding website security threats and presentations discussing new research and trends.

Ongoing, the council will provide guidance on Distil Networks’ bot protection capabilities and advise Distil customers on best practices.

Comments on the News:

“The formation of the Bot Defense Council reflects a growing understanding of both the enormity and severity of prolific threats facing website security, and is a testament to our commitment to innovate so our customers can more confidently secure their websites. This collaboration of like-minded experts acts as an important step toward meeting the unique challenges of protecting websites’ intellectual property and enhancing the customer experience.”

  • Rami Essaid, co-founder and CEO of Distil Networks

“From a DevOps perspective, botnets are a huge concern. Having internally discussed this topic in depth, we jumped at the opportunity to join a council that helps to distinguish best practices for Web security and bot protection by collaborating and sourcing individuals in the industry. We get nervous when vendors claim to provide bot-blocking capabilities that inevitably alter user experience. That’s why it’s refreshing to see Distil Networks take a leadership role in advocating best practices to keep websites safe without impacting the experiences of real users.”

  • Russell Garrison, DevOps engineer at Manta

About Distil Networks

Distil Networks, the global leader in bot detection and mitigation, is the first easy 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, brute force attacks, competitive data mining, account hijacking, unauthorized vulnerability scans, spam, man-in-the-middle attacks and click fraud. Slash the high tax that bots place on your internal teams and web infrastructure by outsourcing the problem to the team with a maniacal focus on blocking malicious bots. For more information on Distil Networks, visit us at http://www.distilnetworks.com or follow @DISTIL on twitter.

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