Your company may be at risk
If you are an executive of an online company that maintains a large database for public use on the internet – such as a directory, a betting site or a travel agency – you may have a serious problem. There is a very real possibility that someone somewhere is downloading huge amounts of data from your web site with the intention of using it to boost their own competing business.
Below we have listed some of the reasons why systematic data theft – also known as scraping - can be a serious threat to your company.
Scrapers may use data taken from your database to start up competing web sites or add the information to an existing site – thereby presenting users with a more attractive service. Such an action may have the following effects:
- The competing site can draw users away from your site, thereby decreasing your traffic
- Decreasing traffic may cause your advertisers to look elsewhere for ad space
- Ultimately this will lead to loss of market shares and revenue for your company and its stakeholders
Assess your risk
In order to safeguard online companies against systematic scraping and data theft, Sentor has developed a sharp tool for assessing if and how scraping and data theft may hurt your business.
“Information is one of the most valuable commodities online,
so if you have a big database available for public use you can be sure
that someone is looting it this very second. When we have done
Scraping Risk Assessments for online companies we have found
that they are always victims of scraping and data theft.”
Martin Zetterlund, Head of Sentor UK
Put a permanent stop to scraping and data theft
In order to deal with the threat of scraping and data theft once and for all Sentor has developed ASSASSIN, a unique managed anti scraping service dedicated to detecting and blocking web scraping 24/7 in real time.
With ASSASSIN we can guarantee that all scraping activity and data theft at your web site quickly will be blocked when detected.
If you want to know more about scraping and data theft and how to prevent it please click one of the links below or contact us.