Prevent Account Takeover (ATO)

An effective ATO prevention strategy decreases costs and increases revenue by stopping fraud without user friction.

Preventing ATO Is Critical to Your Business

ATO continues to be the most prevalent and expensive attack targeting financial institutions, e-commerce and many other organizations. According to Javelin Strategy and Research, in their 2021 Identity Fraud Study, ATO fraud resulted in over $6B in total losses in 2020. 

What’s the challenge? Consumers are demanding more digital services and convenience, so you must achieve the right balance between a frictionless customer experience and protection from ATO and other fraudulent schemes. 

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How F5 Can Help

The F5 security and fraud solution provides real-time monitoring and intelligence to mitigate human and automated fraud before it impacts the business—without disrupting the customer experience.

With a unified telemetry platform, F5 is uniquely positioned to stop ATO with defense that adapts to changes in attack patterns and retooling, industry-leading fraud detection rates, and the power to eliminate customer friction.

The result?  A frictionless but secure customer experience which delights customers, promotes brand loyalty, and drives business revenue—while also reducing operational cost. 

F5 ATO Protection Marketecture Diagram

Explore F5 Solutions

Stop Credential Stuffing Attacks

Prevent automated, credential-based attacks that lead to ATO


Attackers act swiftly, using automation to carry out ATO and fraud using a variety of methods designed to circumvent mitigation countermeasures.

F5 solutions defeat credential stuffing by continuously monitoring for compromises across a collective defense network. These solutions use durable network, device, and environmental telemetry signals to accurately detect anomalous behavior.

Silverline Shape Defense

Gain advanced protection against credential stuffing and automated fraud in a convenient managed service.

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Shape Enterprise Defense

Deliver dedicated, outcome-driven defenses to protect your most critical assets using highly-trained, risk-aware AI.

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Adapt to Attacker Retooling

Stop manual, human-driven ATO


Our solution encourages attackers to give up by performing real-time obfuscation to neutralize reconnaissance and profiling. This stops bots, automation, and imitation attacks that use sophisticated tools to emulate human behavior.

By modeling threat intelligence across similar attack profiles, risk surfaces, and historical fraud records, security countermeasures can be deployed automatically for maximum effectiveness.

Shape Enterprise Defense

Deliver dedicated, outcome-driven defenses to protect your most critical assets using highly-trained, risk-aware AI.

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Shape AI Fraud Engine (SAFE)

Goes beyond malicious bot detection in real time to identify and stop fraudsters that impersonate legitimate customers.

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Stop Credential Theft and Abuse

Protect credentials from theft and stop the use of compromised credentials


Perform real-time encryption and obfuscation of sensitive fields in your web applications to prevent man-in-the browser attacks from harvesting credentials. Identify criminals’ very first attempts to weaponize publicly available and actively exploited credentials. Also, verify access in real time for protected resources and block requests that use previously stolen credentials.

F5 Advanced Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Perform real-time encryption, obfuscation, and verification of credentials to prevent compromise.

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Simplify and Consolidate Access

Use a secure access proxy to protect corporate applications while simplifying the login process for trusted users


Perform real-time verification to prevent login attempts that use compromised credentials via automated credential stuffing or user impersonation attacks trying to gain unauthorized access to corporate applications. Simplify login workflows by protecting access with streamlined AAA—enhancing usability, scalability, and security.

F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)

Enhance usability and scalability while protecting against unauthorized access.

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F5 Device ID+

Use advanced signal collection and machine learning algorithms to enhance the user experience and prevent fraud.

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Ecosystem Integrations

How F5 solutions integrate with ATO ecosystems


F5 collaborates with the world’s leading tech companies to create joint solutions that protect high-profile brands from bots, abuse, and fraud.

Shape Security + Okta

Protect web, mobile, and APIs with Okta and Shape.

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Shape Security

Defend SAP CIAM B2C from bots, abuse, and fraud.

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Resources

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SOLUTION OVERVIEW

SOLUTION OVERVIEW

Prevent Account Takeover (ATO)

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eBook

EBOOK

Credential Stuffing 2021: The Latest Attack Trends and Tools

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CASE STUDY

CASE STUDY

Top 10 North American Bank Eliminates Credential Stuffing

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CASE STUDY

CASE STUDY

F5 Helps Digital Bank Detect 177% More Fraud Than Existing Solutions

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CASE STUDY

CASE STUDY

Global Money Transfer Service Foils Fraudsters, Avoids Outages

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Ebook

EBOOK

Attacker Economics: Understanding the Economics Behind Cyberattacks

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VIDEO

VIDEO

Real Attack Video: State Agencies Credential Stuffing Mitigation with SSD

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AITE REPORT

AITE REPORT

Manage Risk with Security and Fraud Teams Collaboration

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Next Steps

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