Automated clients are inundating Websites; they are harvesting and republishing Web content, conducting online espionage, and inadvertently slowing down application performance. Since site scrapers look like regular human users, it can be difficult to stop scraping attacks through application controls alone. The SecureSphere Web Application Firewall can help. It includes multiple defenses that detect site scraping attacks and block bots and known malicious sources.
|The customer story below describes how a financial media company was suffering from a deluge of site scraping attacks. Scrapers were harvesting and republishing the company’s stock recommendations. In addition, bots were clogging online forums with advertisements. The company provisioned the SecureSphere Web Application Firewall to prevent site scraping, comment spam, and other Web application attacks.|