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Barracuda boosts bot detection technology

Barracuda has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of bot detection technology from InfiSecure Technologies. InfiSecure specialises in low-latency detection and mitigation of advanced bots, and adds capabilities to Barracuda’s recently announced Advanced Bot Protection which will be available for both the Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service and Web Application Firewall platforms.

As bots evolve and simulate human behaviour more and more closely, bot detection and mitigation strategies must evolve as well. Low-and-slow bots, which request data slowly and rotate IP addresses often, require special fingerprinting techniques to detect, it says. Combining InfiSecure’s technology with the Barracuda Global Threat Intelligence Infrastructure’s diverse set of behavioral data points, will provide Barracuda WAF with the capabilities to combat such attacks, it says.

“This strategic technology acquisition further strengthens our application security portfolio and our commitment to provide application security to our customers,” said Tim Jefferson, SVP, Engineering of Data Protection, Network and Application Security, Barracuda Networks. “InfiSecure perfectly complements our recently released Advanced Bot Protection and will bring next-generation capabilities to our WAF-as-a-Service and Web Application Firewall offerings.”

InfiSecure’s machine learning layer provides automatic profiling of each individual application to provide application-specific bot detection and mitigation capabilities and help ensure protection, it says.