Kasada is an automated bot detection and mitigation solution designed for enterprise web applications. Its aim is to stop bots from crashing websites, automating fraudulent purchases, credential stuffing, scraping contents and launching general cyberattacks.
Kasada was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Australia. The product identifies bots and other potentially malicious, automated activity, then creates robust authentication processes to block them from entering websites and applications.
Bots are an ever-increasing issue as automation technology improves, which has led to Kasada receiving a fair amount of attention in its relatively short time in business. CB Insight recognized Kasada on their Cyber Defender 2020 list for Credential Stuffing Defense. The company also raised $10 million in Series B Funding in 2020, bringing its total funding to $26 million.
One key to the Kasada solution is their adoption of the zero trust methodology of, “trust nothing and verify everything.” All connections to a web application must be authenticated before being granted access to any resources.
This framework is empowered by the Client Interrogation feature built to detect bots. Client sensors collect attributes that indicate automation, such as headless browsers. This information is then analyzed to determine if the client request is from a human user or a bot.
Kasada uses a unique mitigative method that scales the difficulty of accessing web applications based on a growing number of requests. Using techniques such as resource consumption, fake response, alternative origin redirection and request metering, the product makes it too costly to conduct attacks at scale and deters bots.
The Kasada Threat Research and Security Engineering team is a group of security experts that conduct analysis of the latest bot attacks to enhance the solution’s detection and mitigation processes. Dynamic script injection provides continuous feedback in real-time so there’s no need for upgrades to reap the benefits of this analysis.
Kasada has not released pricing information for their SaaS-based solution. You can request a demo or contact the company for a quote.
Kasada case studies
Kasada is best suited for enterprise organizations. It can also support use cases across a variety of industries:
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