NuDetect for Account Takeover (by NuData)

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Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)NuData Security, a Mastercard company
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Type of solutionCloud/SaaS

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

Detect hybrid (bot and human) attacks without relying on bot challenges:
NuDetect for Account Takeover evaluates traffic behind the scenes without disrupting the user experience, not even with a CAPTCHA or other bot-challenge. With our solution, humans don’t see bot-challenges. This is crucial because many attacks rely on bot-challenges to then get their humans to solve it. Instead of relying on a bot challenge to “identify” a bot, NuDetect for Account Takeover uses its vast real-time intelligence to establish if it’s an attacker, human or not, or if it is the legitimate user. This removes any additional friction from good users who should not be faced with additional challenges.
Scalable to any attack size:
This solution has proven to scale along with any mass-scale attacks. It protects brands daily with millions of attacks a day without impacting its performance.
Privacy-first mindset:
Other companies execute invasive practices such as port scanning, code analysis, and application monitoring to gather more data from end-users. NuData integrates into web and native mobile applications with lightweight, frictionless data collection methods and don’t require any of those practices to keep its high accuracy.
NuDetect for Account Takeover mitigates high-risk activity with +99% accuracy.

Brief Overview

Bots have evolved quickly from its first generation, years ago, where they used simple scripts. The common sophisticated bots today are considered the fourth generation, which mimics humans’ unexpected mouse and typing patterns. NuDetect for Account Takeover can detect fourth generation attacks by looking at parameters such as the typing pattern, the device information, and the device angle information among others.
There is a next generation of bots that deploy hybrid attacks. These are bots that, when they encounter a challenge they can’t bypass, such as a complex CAPTCHA, they send that request to a human in a human farm to solve it. When a human is involved in the attack, how can a bot-tool detect it? This is why NuDetect for Account Takeover (a solution within the NuDetect suite) goes beyond and also identifies abnormal and human patterns. The solution has the visibility into these types of behaviors looking at passive biometrics to mitigate in real time.
This solution is not dependent on previously-seen scripts. This means that it doesn’t depend on a content repository network to be accurate. Instead, it has a sophisticated machine learning model that interprets each interaction presented to it and searches for anomalies. Legitimate humans behave differently than bots or “human farmers”, but it takes a sophisticated tool to see that.
This solution is placed at the application layer and it can often be combined with other bot-detection tools focused on detecting simpler bots placed at the network edge