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Bots

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No matter the size of your website, you're getting unwanted bot traffic.

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What is a bot?

A bot, short for "robot", is a type of software application that runs automated tasks over the internet. Typically, bots perform tasks that are both simple and structurally repetitive, at a much higher rate than would be possible for a human alone.

Bots can vary greatly in their level of complexity and their functions. They can range from performing simple tasks like scraping websites for data, managing, and organizing data, or interacting with users in customer service or social media platforms, to much more complex tasks like participating in online video games, predicting stock market trends, or even simulating human conversation, as is the case with AI chatbots.

Why do people create bad bots?

People create malicious bots to achieve nefarious purposes such as stealing information, spamming users, spreading misinformation, or conducting cyber-attacks for financial gain or disruption.

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Types of Malicious Bots

Click bot

 

Bots have the capability to click on your ads, leading to click fraud. These fraudulent clicks inflate your click-through rates (CTR), drain your advertising budget, and divert your ads from genuine audiences, rendering your campaigns ineffective

Form Fill bot

 

Sophisticated bots mimic the behavior of a human user. They will typically use a real IP address and browser, and they will enter valid contact information. However, they will often use real data, and they will not be interested in your products or services. These leads will never convert to real sales, skewing your conversion statistics and risking noncompliance with regulations such as TCPA.

Soical media bot

 

Social media bots are automated programs that mimic human interactions on social media platforms. They can like, share, comment, and even create posts. While some social bots are beneficial, like customer service chatbots, others can be detrimental to the digital space, engaging in spamming, spreading misinformation, and skewing analytics.

Zombie bot

 

Zombie bots turn computers into mindless drones, letting hackers control them remotely without visitors knowing their machine’s been compromised. 

These botnets can execute Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, overwhelming and crashing your website

scraper bot

 

These bots are used to scrape website content, such as product listings or pricing information. This can be used for malicious purposes, such as price gouging or data theft.

DDos Attack

 

Bots are automated programs that can crawl websites and collect data. They can be used for legitimate purposes, such as search engine indexing, but they can also be used for malicious purposes, such as spam and click fraud.

Mitigate & detect even the most sophisticated bots that mimic human behavior

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Signs You Might Have a Bot Problem

Increase in Traffic

An unexpected surge in traffic could be a sign of bot activity. This could be general traffic or specific to certain pages or assets.

High Bounce Rates

Bots often access a page and leave quickly, causing an increase in bounce rate.

Unusual Patterns of Behavior

Bots might exhibit behavior that is different from typical user behavior, such as accessing a website at unusual times, making repetitive actions, or navigating the website in an illogical manner.

Increase in Spam

An increase in spam comments or messages can be a sign of bot activity.

Slow Website Performance

A sudden slowdown in website performance or unexplained server overload could be a sign that bots are flooding your site with requests.

Suspicious Account Creation

A sudden surge in new account creation, especially with suspicious or nonsensical information, can be a sign of bots.

Failed Login Attempts

Multiple failed login attempts from the same IP address could be a bot trying to gain unauthorized access.

Are you noticing high traffic, unusual user behavior, or an increase in spam?

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smoother online experience.

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How Bots Negatively Affect You

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Steal Information

Bots steal sensitive information, use it to spam other websites, or sell it to competitors.

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Harvest Data

Some bots are even advanced enough to harvest your customers’ financial data, including credit card numbers and social security numbers.

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Deceive

Bots can also trick you into activating electronic bank transfers, liking social media pages without your permission, downloading malware, or even making online purchases.

Thwart and identify advanced human-mimicking bots

Detect, Prevent and Eliminate Unwanted Bots with Anura

Here's how we help:

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Superior Bot Detection

Our advanced algorithms can detect even the most subtle signs of bot activity, helping you identify and stop harmful bots in their tracks.

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Device Fingerprinting

We track the unique characteristics of each device that visits your website or app to identify bots that are using fake or stolen devices.

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High Accuracy

Our solution is highly accurate, so you can be confident that you are only blocking bots and not legitimate visitors.

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Simple, Flexible, Easy Installation

Our solution is easy to deploy and can be customized to meet the specific needs of your business. We offer a free trial so you can see how our solution can work for you.

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Real-time Detection

Our solution detects bots in real time, so you can take action to block them before they cause any damage.

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Deep Learning Approach

We employ deep learning techniques to continually evolve our defenses, staying one step ahead of malicious bot developers.

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Rapid Response

Once detected, Anura swiftly neutralizes bot threats, keeping your online environment secure and performing optimally.

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24/7 Protection

Bots don’t rest, and neither do we. Anura provides round-the-clock protection for your digital assets.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions.

What are bots and why are they a concern for fraud?

Bots are automated software applications that carry out tasks on the internet. They become a concern for fraud when utilized for malicious purposes, including account takeovers, ad fraud, data scraping, and more. These activities can lead to financial losses, compromised user data, skewed analytics, and damaged reputation for businesses. Anura's Bot detection solution effectively identifies and mitigates such threats with our advanced bot detection techniques, which combine human expertise and machine learning

How do bots impact businesses and organizations?

Bots can drastically affect businesses and organizations, from inflating advertising costs through fake clicks, compromising user experiences with spam, leading to data breaches, to corrupting analytics accuracy. Bots can also damage customer trust and a brand's reputation. Our Bot detection solution works relentlessly to safeguard your business from these negative impacts.

What is a fraud solution and how does it help combat bot-related fraud?

A fraud solution is a comprehensive suite of tools and strategies aimed to detect, prevent, and mitigate fraudulent activities. In the context of bot-related fraud, a fraud solution like Anura's employs advanced machine learning algorithms and human expertise to identify and block malicious bots in real-time, thereby protecting your business.

What types of fraudulent activities can bots engage in?

Bots can engage in various fraudulent activities, including ad fraud (click fraud, impression fraud), account takeover attacks, content scraping, form and survey spamming, inventory hoarding, fake account creation, credential stuffing attacks, and API abuse. They can also be utilized to manipulate online polls, reviews, or ratings.

What are the key features and capabilities of Anura’s Bot Detection?

Anura's Bot detection solution offers a host of features, including real-time bot detection and blocking, advanced data analysis, device fingerprinting, an extensive rule database, integration capabilities with existing security systems, detailed reporting and analytics on bot-related activities, and continuous monitoring with proactive alerts.

Can the fraud solution detect both automated bots and human-assisted bots?

Yes, Anura's Bot detection solution can effectively detect both automated and human-assisted bots. Our sophisticated algorithms identify patterns and anomalies associated with all forms of bot activity, ensuring comprehensive protection.

How accurate is the fraud solution in identifying and blocking fraudulent bot activities?

Anura's Bot detection solution is extremely accurate in identifying and blocking fraudulent bot activities, thanks to our advanced algorithms, quality data sources, and our capacity to continuously adapt to evolving bot techniques. We maintain a high level of precision to eliminate false positives and negatives.

Does the fraud solution integrate with existing security systems and tools?

Absolutely, Anura's Bot detection solution is designed to seamlessly integrate with your existing security systems and tools, creating a unified, comprehensive defense against fraud.

Can the fraud solution adapt to evolving bot techniques and tactics?

Yes, our solution is built to stay one step ahead of evolving bot techniques and tactics. We continuously update our algorithms and detection mechanisms based on emerging bot patterns, ensuring our solution remains effective against evolving threats.

Does the fraud solution offer real-time monitoring and alerts for bot-related activities?

Yes, our comprehensive fraud solution offers real-time monitoring and alerts for bot-related activities. It constantly monitors user interactions, analyzes behaviors, and provides immediate alerts or notifications when suspicious bot activities are detected. This enables businesses to respond promptly and take necessary actions to prevent fraud.

What steps does the fraud solution take to minimize false positives and false negatives?

Anura's Bot detection solution employs a combination of advanced machine learning algorithms, continuous learning, and human expertise to accurately identify and distinguish between legitimate and malicious bot traffic. Our method includes contextual analysis of data, enhancing detection accuracy, and reducing false positives and negatives. We incorporate a feedback mechanism, encouraging customer input to further refine our detection precision.

Can the fraud solution provide insights and analytics on bot-related fraud patterns?

Yes, Anura provides detailed insights and analytics on bot-related fraud patterns. It offers comprehensive reports, visualizations, and dashboard that highlight bot traffic, attack vectors, fraudulent activities, and associated metrics. These insights enable businesses to understand the nature and impact of bot-driven fraud, helping them make informed decisions and improve their fraud prevention strategies.

Can the fraud solution be customized to meet specific business needs?

Absolutely, Anura's Bot detection solution is designed with flexibility and can be tailored to meet the unique requirements of each business. We understand that each business has its own set of challenges and we strive to provide a solution that not only detects and prevents bot-driven fraud, but also fits seamlessly into your operational landscape.

What kind of support and assistance is provided for implementing and maintaining the fraud solution?

Anura offers comprehensive support for implementing and maintaining our bot detection solution, including unlimited free support through email, live chat and phone to assist with any issues or questions. We conduct quarterly reviews to assess performance and adjust strategies to the ever-changing bot activity landscape. Additionally, we provide monthly training sessions to empower your team with essential knowledge on using our solution effectively and understanding the latest trends in bot-related fraud.

How does the pricing model for the fraud solution work?

Anura operates on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based pricing model, where charges are made on a per request basis. This flexible model allows for scalability based on your business needs. Additionally, we have established minimum price tiers to ensure that our advanced bot detection solution is accessible and affordable to businesses of various sizes and industries.

How can I tell if I’m being targeted by bots?

There are a few signs that you might be targeted by bots, such as sudden spikes in traffic, unusual behavior patterns, and high bounce rates. Anura's Bot detection solution can provide a more detailed analysis and confirm if such activities are bot-driven.

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