Radware has announced the acquisition of ShieldSquare in a bid to improve its cloud security portfolio and enhanced anti-bot and fraudulent traffic protections. Last week, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protections provider Radware said it has entered into an agreement to purchase ShieldSquare, a bot management solutions company. More security news Government shutdown: TLS certificates not renewed, many websites are down Malware found preinstalled on some Alcatel smartphones What happens when the cops get hit with malware, too? Google search results listings can be manipulated for propaganda “This acquisition allows us to expand our portfolio with robust bot management solutions that strongly fit our strategic goal to continue and deepen our integrated portfolio, organically and inorganically,” said Roy Zisapel, CEO of Radware. “Bot management can stand alone as product offerings as well as integrate into our suite of attack mitigation solutions.” Financial details have not been disclosed. Founded in 2014, ShieldSquare develops bot intelligence solutions for the Web, mobile, and APIs which give users visibility into their traffic and detected, known bot signatures. The company says these technologies can be used to protect clients against API abuse, malicious traffic, DDoS attacks, and content scraping. TechRepublic: Good data in, good data out: How innovation in technology has evolved In addition, the firm runs BotDefense Lab, a team of researchers monitoring the spread and development of bot-based attacks. The firm’s bot management solutions will be offered under Radware’s new Bot Manager product line and will also be integrated with Radware’s attack mitigation software portfolio. See… [Read full story]
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