ShieldSquare Unveils Free New Tools to Protect Sites from Bots and Web Scraping
Jun 25, 2015, 08:30 ET
BANGALORE, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
ShieldSquare, the leading anti-scraping solution provider, is launching two ground-breaking tools [Scraping Vulnerability Scanner & Free Diagnosis Plan] that will give online businesses a free and simple way to diagnose scraping vulnerabilities and check for online threats from bots.
Speaking of their latest innovations, the company's CEO Pavan Thatha said: "We have already made great strides in successfully safeguarding customer data by shielding online assets and content. These latest tools underscore ShieldSquare's commitment to a worldwide problem, and will educate online business owners about the risks involved from bots and web scrapers."
Balaji Raghavan, CTO of Eleven Plus Exams, the UK's first and largest online examination resource, noted: "All portal owners should leverage these free tools offered by ShieldSquare to ensure their business is protected from competition. I am impressed with the depth of the reports and the insightful analytics provided by these tools."
Designed to protect online marketplaces, e-Commerce companies, content rich websites and social sites, here's a brief description of how these tools work:
ScrapeScanner - Comprehensive Scraping Vulnerability Scanner
ScrapeScanner provides a detailed report on a website's existing defenses against bots and scrapers. It shows businesses how vulnerable they are to web scrapers and bots.
ScrapeScanner is powered by the security experts at ShieldSquare, who continuously track and decode bot patterns from traffic across the globe. Advanced tools are used to simulate the bot activity on the website to unearth the vulnerabilities on the site. The existing defense mechanisms employed on the site are tested for effectiveness against various kinds of bot signatures. The simulations will be executed over a period of time using different toolkits and modifying different HTTP request parameters.
Now, any online businesses can make use of ScrapeScanner tool to check for the scraping vulnerabilities of their site for free. ScrapeScanner provides a much-needed benchmark for online businesses to assess how their current defenses are performing as well as advising what needs to be done to ensure 100% protection against bots and scrapers.
ShieldSquare Soldier Plan - Free Diagnosis of Bot Impact
ShieldSquare Soldier is a totally free Diagnosis Plan that gives a complete overview of bot activity on a website. This would be the first step towards identifying the actual bot impact on the business and equips the business to proactively address any issues.
Most small online business owners are still unaware of the alarming extent to which non-human users and/or bots are stealing their content. Subscribing for the Soldier Plan will give details on the number of bots attacking the site, the amount of traffic coming from these bots as well as the ISP and the geography of the bot origin. Soldier plan also gives details on the traffic coming from good crawlers like Search Engines and Aggregators. Best of all, the Soldier Plan is absolutely free for all sites with up to 100,000-page requests per month.
Any online business owner can signup for the Free Forever Soldier plan at this link.
ShieldSquare is the only non-intrusive Anti-Scraping Solution that doesn't require DNS re-routing or an on-premise installation. It's easy API integration allows any website to integrate ShieldSquare solution without any concern about impacting the website performance and availability. This revolutionary platform helps online businesses protect their content, generate more revenues and reduce costs. Websites in more than 20 countries across the world use ShieldSquare's Bot Prevention Service to stop content theft, price scraping, form spam and other forms of bot abuse. Find out how ShieldSquare could protect your site by visiting http://www.shieldsquare.com.
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