Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Akamai Technologies, Inc., hereinafter referred to as Akamai), an intelligent edge platform responsible for providing a secure digital experience, announced that it has published the “Forrester New Wave?: Crawler Management Evaluation in the First Quarter of 2020” (The Forrester New Wave). ?: Identified as a “leader” in Bot Management, Q1 2020 evaluation). In the report, Forrester evaluated “the 13 most important providers in this category” and “comparative ranking of these providers.” Akamai has obtained “unique advantages” in “attack detection”, “attack response”, “management UI”, “reporting and analysis”, “feedback loop”, “performance indicators”, “roadmap” and “marketing method” standards “(Differentiated) rating, which is also the highest rating.
According to the report, the Internet is flooded with automated traffic from sources such as search engines, virtual assistants, and chatbots. However, the opposite of efficient automated traffic is malicious crawlers-malicious attackers use these software programs to automatically launch attacks. The Forrester report states: “In order to deal with these most complex crawlers, security professionals need crawler management tools to layer detection methods (such as statistical analysis of user behavior), collect biometric information to detect anomalies, and constantly update reputation. score.”
One of the “key points” of the report pointed out: “The top crawler management tool combines extensive signaling collection with in-depth analysis to detect simple and complex attacks.” In terms of “attack detection” evaluation criteria, Forrester gave Akamai a “unique advantage” rating, which is also the highest rating in the report. In addition, Forrester found in its evaluation that “Akamai has become a leader with its powerful attack response and reporting capabilities.” Among the vendors evaluated in this report, only two vendors evaluated the “attack detection” and “attack response”. Akamai is one of the “unique advantage” ratings obtained in the standards.
Akamai’s crawler management solution supports advanced machine learning algorithms with an unparalleled amount of data on its Intelligent Edge Platform, which provides behavior-based detection. Akamai usually interacts with 1.3 billion different devices every day, and can identify anomalies in hundreds of signaling collected from clients to detect the most complex crawlers. On average, Akamai detects more than 480 million crawler requests per hour and 280 million crawler logins every day, and takes measures at the edge to protect digital businesses and resist the ever-changing crawler environment.
The Forrester New Wave report also pointed out: “Akamai is best for companies that want to defend against bots at the edge” and “Akamai’s CDN and security customers will find its bot management features easy to deploy and able to integrate with other functions.” Praise for Akamai’s UI and powerful and continuously improving reporting functions. One customer said: “We can conduct in-depth analysis through the latest UI features, which is a bonus item”; another customer also said: “We like its (Bot Manager Premier) ability to classify crawler types. “
Raja Patel, Vice President of Akamai Web Security Products, said: “Akamai is deeply honored to achieve the highest score in the current product category and to be recognized as a leader in the report. Our solution leverages Akamai’s Strong visibility of crawler traffic to identify the most complex and evolving crawlers. In addition, our Intelligent Edge Platform also provides our customers with the unique ability to block crawlers at the edge .”