ShieldSquare is now Radware Bot Manager
ShieldSquare is now Radware Bot Manager
Government and public sector institutions, both large and small, struggle to keep pace with 'hacktivists'. Cyber attackers continuously target government web applications and internet infrastructure. They can take down a government's web applications and damage critical infrastructure and services. Recent large-scale automated attacks on government-owned internet properties underline the need to adopt advanced technologies including machine learning and artificial intelligence to identify unusual patterns in web traffic. Radware Bot Manager applies proprietary Intent-based Deep Behavior Analysis (IDBA) that is built on semi-supervised learning to detect and mitigate “known-unknown” threats.
Impact of Bots on Public Sector
Attackers’ shift from the network layer to the application layer is attributable to sophisticated botnets. Hackers and nation-state attackers deploy large botnets on government web applications to carry out multi-vector DDoS attacks. The application layer includes many devices within it and an attack on layer 7 results in massive service degradation. Application layer DDoS attacks are often 'low and slow' to go unnoticed until it’s too late.
DDoS attacks that attempt to abuse functionality or exploit algorithmic vulnerabilities require a proactive bot mitigation solution before they can damage critical web applications. Radware Bot Manager builds upon contextual threat intelligence gathered from over 70 countries to prevent multi-vector DDoS attacks.
APIs are used by governments and public sector institutions to deliver data or to integrate with third-party service providers. Open data APIs are used to provide datasets as file and transit information. Bots attempt to abuse API functionality through constant requests. APIs intended to provide access for public data are also vulnerable to automated attacks including DDoS.
It is important to distinguish ‘good’ API calls from ‘bad’ API calls. Radware Bot Manager analyzes API traffic for behaviors that are anomalous, undesirable, or malicious to uncover exploits and abuses.
Government agencies are prime targets for large-scale automated attacks. Attackers deploy bots to perform credential stuffing attacks and login into citizen portals through stolen credentials. They use artificial intelligence and bots programmed to mimic human behavior to fool defense systems and complete the authentication process. Hackers aim to take over citizen accounts and steal valuable information.
We combine machine learning with device and browser fingerprinting to analyze bot patterns on web applications. Deep behavioral analysis helps us build a unique database of bot fingerprints. We utilize our database to proactively identify sophisticated bots and stop them from taking over customer accounts.
Unauthorized Content Scraping
Bots are used to scrape valuable information and data on government forums and websites. Nation-state actors or political organizations scrape content to use the intelligence for nefarious purposes. Conventional security measures including authentication, WAFs, and intrusion detection are ineffective in preventing sophisticated scraping attacks that involve human-like bots.
Sophisticated bots can simulate human behavior to scrape sensitive information from citizen engagement platforms and other public forums. Our collective bot intelligence database ensures that bad bots are blocked on public sector Web applications, mobile apps, and APIs without impacting genuine user experience.
Abuse of Citizen Engagement Platforms
Spam-bots are used to deluge citizen forums and other government-initiated discussions. These bots post unwanted content and link to malicious websites. They also troll and mislead members who use these forums.
Radware Bot Manager applies a challenge-response authentication mechanism and serves CAPTCHAs to visitors with a higher risk score. Responses to these challenges help us build a closed-loop feedback system and block spambots.
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