• Barracuda snaps up bot detection software

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    Barracuda has acquired bot detection technology from InficSecure Technologies, adding capabilities to its WAF-as-a-Service and Web Application Firewall platforms.

    Bot detection has evolved to combat more human-like bot attacks. Low-and-slow bots, which request data slowly and rotate IP addresses often, require special fingerprinting techniques to detect.

    Barracuda says combining InfiSecure’s technology with its own Global Threat Intelligence Infrastructure’s set of behavioural data points, will provide WAF with powerful capabilities to combat such attacks.

    Barracuda says a generic bot detection methodology fails to address the specific bots written for different applications. InfiSecure’s machine learning layer provides automatic profiling of each individual application to provide application-specific bot detection and mitigation capabilities and help ensure the highest protection.

    “This strategic technology acquisition further strengthens our application security portfolio and our commitment to provide application security to our customers,” said Tim Jefferson, SVP, Engineering of Data Protection, Network and Application Security, Barracuda Networks. 

    “InfiSecure perfectly complements our recently released Advanced Bot Detection and will bring next-generation capabilities to our WAF-as-a-Service and Web Application Firewall offerings.”

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