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Digitally Native Beauty Brand, Glossier, Implements Signal Sciences

Glossier Engineering Team Chooses Signal Sciences to Thwart Account Takeovers
CULVER CITY, Calif.   -

eCommerce beauty brand, Glossier, has implemented Signal Sciences to thwart account takeovers with Signal Sciences next-gen WAF simple set-up and ease of use, thereby ensuring business runs as usual, 24/7, and customers can continue to enjoy a great online ordering experience.

Glossier is a direct-to-consumer beauty brand that is experiencing rapid growth and, as a result, has seen a rising volume of customers. Glossier selected Signal Sciences because the company needed a way to protect its website and consumer data from application attacks and account takeovers that didn’t require a lot of effort to setup and maintain. Glossier’s engineering team was looking to find a security solution that would help them understand what’s going on in real time.

Operating as a true CI/CD organization, shipping code to production multiple times per day, and a growing ecommerce site, Glossier needed greater visibility into site traffic patterns including attacks and anomalies that were occurring. Signal Sciences showed immediate value, and provided net-new visibility and protection over account takeover attempts and other application attacks.

After implementing Signal Sciences, Glossier was able to prevent hacking and botnet attacks thanks to the time-series Dashboards that allow for the instant detection of anomalous activity. To avoid potential attacks, the engineering team uses a Slack integration to alert them of any suspicious activity. Signal Sciences Dashboards provide a high level of data and visibility including attack details, which allow Glossier to prevent a breach.

“We wanted a service that was easy to integrate into our stack, offering protection against common attacks,” said Christopher Wright, VP of Engineering, Glossier. “It was key for us to find a solution that would provide us with the visibility we need and Signal Sciences fit the bill with its alerts, graphs and tools for quickly identifying abnormal behavior. We can do so using Signal Sciences without extensive training or having to inject anything in the application itself in order to see data in the Dashboards,” added Wright. “Actionable data points helped to win the team over in selecting Signal Sciences.”

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Signal Sciences protects the web presence of the world’s leading brands. Through its Web Protection Platform, Signal Sciences helps companies defend their journey to cloud and DevOps with a practical and proven approach, built by one of the first teams to experience the shift. Based in Culver City, California, Signal Sciences customers include Chef, Etsy, Adobe, Datadog, WeWork and more.

About Glossier

Glossier, Inc. is a direct-to-consumer beauty company that leverages content and community to power a superior shopping experience. Their skincare, makeup, body, and fragrance products are sold in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom directly through and in their New York City showroom. Glossier, Inc. was founded in 2014 by Founder & CEO Emily Weiss, has over 150 employees across three countries, and $86M in total venture capital funding.

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