B2B-portals and scraping
Keep up in the face of the ever growing competition
It’s common for online business-to-business portals to be frequent targets of systematic data theft, also known as “scraping”. Scraping can be a serious threat for your portal since it usually means that competing companies effortlessly are getting their hands on data you have spend both time and money to gather and publish. As you read this article you will learn more about the problems scraping can cause your business – and how you can counter them.
In order to prosper business-to-business portals need both lots of suppliers who advertise on their web site, and lots of buyers who come to the site to do business. It’s like a benign circle – the more you have of one the more you will get of the other.
The problem is that your portal is a goldmine of information for other, similar portals. Imagine what would happen if a competing portal uses a program to scrape all the listings from your web site and then adds it to their company’s site. Not only do they now have roughly double the listings you have – they also have spend next to no money, or time, to obtain it and can therefore offer their services at a much lower cost than you do.
As this kind of conduct is more a rule than an exception, your job is to find a way to protect your business by protecting your data.
In order to help online business-to-business portals and other internet businesses deal with scraping problems once and for all Sentor has developed ASSASSIN, a world unique managed anti-scraping service, completely dedicated to detecting and blocking scraping around the clock, 24/7, in real time.
With ASSASSIN you gain complete control over your data. We guarantee our clients that all scraping activity at their sites will be blocked within minutes from detection – before any real damage has been done.
Stop scraping and data theft now
Contact Sentor in order to take your first step towards a business free from the constant threats of scraping. We are world leading experts on scraping and will do everything in our power to help you or answer your questions. Click here for contact information.Learn more about Sentor’s managed anti-scraping service – ASSASSIN