“Bots have become increasingly sophisticated and automated, creating a growing cybercrime economy,” according to Aite-Novarica Group, a financial services research and advisory firm. Criminals retool bots within minutes to bypass defenses, utilize millions of valid IP addresses, rapidly solve CAPTCHAs, mimic human behavior, and introduce subtle randomness—all making it impractical for conventional defenses to mitigate bots. Organizations require a specialized bot management solution. Aite-Novarica Group’s Aite Matrix: Leading Bot Detection and Management Providers report reviews the leading bot management offerings, recognizing F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense as a Best in Class solution.
The report highlights that “online attacks are a pernicious threat to companies of all types, but they can be particularly destructive to FIs and merchants.” Criminals utilize bots to perform credential stuffing (testing stolen credentials to take over accounts), create fake accounts, scrape data, snap up limited time offers, hoard inventory, validate stolen credit cards, and steal loyalty points–costing organizations millions of dollars from account takeover, fraud, slow performance, and privacy violations.
Among the vendors that Aite-Novarica Group evaluated, F5 was deemed a market leader with a large customer base as well as a highly stable vendor, making it “an attractive solution among large global enterprises.” The report also notes that, “[F5] is now moving down-market through self-servicing tools that make it more economically viable for smaller businesses to acquire F5 solutions.”
In speaking with F5 customers, Aite-Novarica Group reported that the company’s support team consistently received praise for the ability to respond to client requests quickly and effectively.
Beyond bot management, the report notes that F5 provides a full suite of application development and security capabilities: “Through recent acquisitions, the company has developed a portfolio of complementary services that work together to provide capabilities needed by nearly all businesses.”
This report reflects continued recognition of F5’s position as a leader in the bot management market because of our unique approach integrating both bot and fraud detection capabilities to secure organizations from a breadth of automated attacks while reducing user friction and allowing for the continued operation of good bots.
To dig deeper into the Aite Matrix: Leading Bot Detection and Management Providers, download a free copy of the report, and learn more about F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense at https://www.f5.com/cloud/products/bot-defense.