18 Mar 2022 • 10 min read
18 Mar 2022 • 10 min read
GeeTest, the bot detection and mitigation provider, announces that it officially launched a new bot management solution called "3 Shields" to battle automated bot attacks in 2022.
The security vendor's solution is designed to detect and migrate bot attacks that target websites, apps, and APIs with machine learning algorithms that adapt to ever-changing bot attacks. GeeTest's 3 Shield solution includes 3 products that are developed from three key strengths of cybercriminals, which are simulating human behavior, faking devices, and forging legal identities. GeeTest claims that according to their 9-year bot fighting experience, those three concepts are fundamentals of most cyber-attack methods and attackers still keep generating new ways to attack based on those concepts.
"While companies worldwide have moved more of their business online, cyber attackers have also increased their use of bots to automate and expand their attacks." Fang Long, GeeTest VP explains, "When it comes to 'the battle against bots', most companies prepare inadequately. One of the main issues that enterprises face is not being able to identify bots accurately and smartly."
Bot attacks have been rising in the past two years. In 2021, over a quarter of internet traffic was bad bots which accounted for 25.6% of all traffic. That is a 6.2% increase over the previous year, following a 41% growth in bot attacks in the first half of the year.
And these are just the tip of an iceberg. Automated bots carry attacks like ATO, credential stuffing, and ticket scalping that has been nagging online businesses whether small or large for a long time. It would be less irritating if automated bot attacks only affected businesses financially. It turns out that bot attacks also negatively impact businesses, leading to brand reputation damage and customer loss.
That's why GeeTest upgraded the bot management solution to 3 Shields. They want to make 3 Shields not only a security solution but also a tool that can help companies purify their traffic and get real customers that can convert.
3 Shields is a bot management solution belonging to GeeTest, based on GeeTest's exclusive AI models and 9-year experience of in defending bad bots. Focusing on the research of cyber attackers and bot attacks, GeeTest provides 3 Shields as a comprehensive solution to protect websites, apps, and APIs from bot attacks.
The solution includes three products: Behavior verification, Device verification, and Identity verification.
To retaliate against automated bots mimicking human behavior on websites, GeeTest found CAPTCHA still is a fast and effective tool despite some criticisms. GeeTest made a major upgrade to their flagship product GeeTest CAPTCHA. The new upgrade is called Adaptive CAPTCHA which is the 4th generation of GeeTest CAPTCHAs. It ensures both ease of use and security in every step of the online customer journey.
Cloud and group control platforms allow cybercriminals to use different devices for different attacks which helps them bypass device-based verification. Device fingerprinting or machine fingerprinting used to be an efficient way to identify users' devices by checking their IP, cookie, etc. However, with the help of cloud/group control platforms, the devices that attackers use can have unique information which is harder to detect.
GeeTest built a network on their device-based verification product. Instead of combining certain attributes of one device to identify it as a unique device, GeeTest took one more step, adopting the GCN algorithm to create a network of all devices they've detected, and in turn, to use the network to analyze new devices.
(GeeTest device-based verification product is soon available for clients worldwide after Beta testing is finished.)
Content Marketing @ GeeTest
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