One of the biggest threats to websites - especially financial services or e-commerce sites - comes from bots. Bots automate the entire browsing process and do it so quickly that it is difficult to detect and differentiate bot traffic from legitimate traffic. What is needed is Captcha on steroids and that is exactly what White Ops Advanced is. This is not a batch process. Rather, it is real-time bot fingerprinting. It actively interrupts the botnet process model rendering it less effective.
It detects bots and malware attacks in real time. It differentiates any automated browser-based request from a normal user request. It does this by placing a small tag in the html of a web page. This is a Detection Tag and it is registered with the White Ops cloud. The Detection Tag detects when a browser has been automated or controlled remotely and notifies the fraud investigator with data about the session.
The system has a special propensity for detecting malware through its activity. One example of malware that has had a major impact on the financial services industry is the banking trojan, such as Zeus and its many variants. Because the Detection Tag is lightweight it has no discernable effect on performance - allowing up to a billion sessions per day without impacting the sessions.
Another interesting aspect of White Ops Advanced is that it is deterministic. That means that it makes a decision based on specific evidence and it arrives at a specific conclusion. Many similar systems are probabilistic, meaning that they use heuristics to approach a possible set of solutions and then rank them by probability. Obviously, a deterministic approach limits false positives and gets to the problem much faster and with more certainty.
At a glance
Product White Ops Advanced
Company White Ops
Price Varies with the deployment.
What it does Provides evidence-based bot and malware detection with high certainty, in real-time, on any browser-based web request.
What we liked This is so easy to use and the user interface and dashboard so straightforward that it is almost deceptively simple.