Instart Logic Announces Bot or Not Protection Across the Entire Application Delivery Path


Palo Alto, Calif. — June 15, 2016 — Instart Logic, the world’s first endpoint-aware application delivery solution that makes applications fast, secure, and easy to operate, is announcing a revolutionary new set of security innovations aimed at protecting the integrity of web applications against bots. These security capabilities, under the company’s existing AppShield offer, include Bot or Not protection, IP reputation with rate limiting, and Managed Security Services. These offerings leverage machine learning algorithms to analyze patterns in real time, protecting applications from revenue loss without sacrificing performance.

The majority of the web is being trolled by bots. Recent studies show that over half of web traffic is bots and as much as 19% is comprised of bad bots impersonating user behavior. From legitimate bots to bad bots engaged in harmful activity, the impact to an application can result in severe revenue loss, higher resource investment, and slow website performance for your users. Bad bots place a huge tax on IT infrastructure by increasing the load on the servers, driving up the cost of IT resources and subsequently, slowing down the load times.

Traditional bot prevention solutions are manual, require ongoing rule tuning of malicious IP addresses, and provide limited visibility. With bots becoming increasingly sophisticated and mimicking human behavior, an application delivery solution that extends down to the endpoint is needed in order to differentiate human behavior and beneficial bot activity from malicious bot activity. Instart Logic’s suite of security offerings proactively protects down to the endpoint and across the entire application delivery path. Instart Logic’s security products use behavioral analysis to fingerprint the browser, employ proactive monitoring and mitigation of bot signatures around the clock with custom rules, and rate limits to filter traffic. Together, these solutions block malicious bots at the source without adding any latency.

Office Depot, a global provider of office products and services, has deployed Instart Logic’s security capabilities. “You have to stay ahead of curve, and it’s partnering with organizations such as Instart Logic which enable us to not only hit our targets, but to also become best of breed in the industry when it comes to protecting our customers,” said Michael Lazer, Head of eCommerce Security, Office Depot Europe.

Today, Instart Logic provides a wide range of security capabilities from a Web Application Firewall to large scale DDoS mitigation and scrubbing, designed to meet the challenges of the evolving threat landscape and keep users safe. Further additions to its security portfolio include:

Real-time Bot or Not Protection that extends down to the endpoint - Instart Logic uses client side fingerprinting together with workflow validation to identify behavioral patterns for bot traffic. Instart Logic then applies its deep roots in machine learning to continuously provide visibility and block any malicious bots if they are not displaying human characteristics. This is only possible with Instart Logic’s architecture that provides transparent control down to the endpoint and execution of the application.

Proactive monitoring of custom rules with a 24x7 Security Operations Center - Proactive monitoring is critical to identifying and mitigating attacks in their infancy. Our Managed Security Service uses a combination of industry best practices and intelligence to proactively ensure early detection of attacks and provides the appropriate response mechanisms to mitigate the attack immediately, all with our 24x7 Security Operations Team.

Faster rule propagation across the entire application delivery platform - With our responsive application delivery platform, rules can be propagated to areas under attack in less than a few minutes. This provides always-on protection against the most critical web application security threats, including the OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities and all malicious bot traffic.

IP Reputation and Rate Limiting - Our dynamic IP reputation and rate limiting capabilities continuously monitor all IP addresses to provide visibility into the the types of threats. By analyzing and correlating large data sets, we are able to provide relative risk levels of IP addresses to indicate reputation level and block traffic with precision and accuracy.

“Increasingly, endpoints are a source of vulnerability for web applications. With the increasing prevalence of third party elements including potentially malicious ads, protecting web applications will require an element of visibility and control at the endpoint,” said Dan Boneh, Professor of Computer Science and Co-director of the Security Lab at Stanford University. “Through the virtualization of a browser enabled by the Nanovisor technology, Instart Logic has developed an elegant solution to the problem of automated scripts and bots that siphon away valuable information and increase load on datacenters.”

Instart Logic’s team of security experts have years of deep domain expertise and focus on protecting mission critical applications. With traffic passing through the service daily from hundreds of customers across virtually every corner of the world, Instart Logic has been able to protect some of the largest online companies from sophisticated bot traffic that traditional solutions weren’t designed to handle.

“Bads bots are an ever-present and increasing threat to our customers’ business,” comments Shailesh Shukla, CMO and VP of Products at Instart Logic. “Through our architecture that extends down to the endpoint, we are able to provide a solution that blocks bad bots at the point of their origination, resulting in lower loads on our customers’ infrastructure and improved performance for legitimate users. Protecting the integrity of web applications is of utmost importance for both us and our customers.”

Instart Logic’s bot capabilities are available today. For more details, visit the Instart Logic website.

About Instart Logic

Instart Logic is the world’s first endpoint-aware application delivery solution that makes applications fast, secure, and easy to operate. Instart Logic’s platform combines machine learning, virtualization, and open APIs with a content delivery network (CDN) for global delivery. Using Instart Logic, organizations can provide ultra-fast, visually immersive and secure experiences on any device to maximize revenue, deliver superior customer experiences and gain competitive advantage. Instart Logic is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Four Rivers Group, Geodesic Capital, Greylock Partners, Hermes Growth Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sutter Hill Ventures, Telstra Ventures, Tenaya Capital, Wing Venture Capital and several notable Silicon Valley angel investors. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter at @InstartLogic.


Ami Badani
Instart Logic