Investing.com needed a solution that would detect and stop malicious actors’ bots that harvested valuable data and content for other exploitative purposes. The team was facing 30-40M content scraper requests per week that they needed to stop.
Why Investing.com Chose Signal Sciences
Investing.com is a global financial portal and internet brand composed of 30 editions in 22 languages and mobile apps for Android and iOS that provide news, analysis, streaming quotes and charts, technical data and financial tools about the global financial markets.
The Challenges Investing.com Experienced
An advertising-supported business, Investing.com pays financial exchanges for financial markets data and content to publish to its user base: they needed an effective solution to detect and stop malicious actors deploying content-harvesting bots.
After deploying Signal Sciences on-premise in their data center, Investing.com’s DevOps and network operations teams now see how and when scrapers are attempting to steal data from them—and block that activity at scale. They also gained visibility into malicious actors’ “below the radar” bot request patterns that are smaller in scope in an effort to avoid detection.
Signal Sciences solution provided the following key benefits for Investing.com:
- Ability to Meet European GDPR privacy requirements while protecting customer data
- Deploy a future-proof WAF solution on premise without impacting app performance
- Gain visibility while blocking attacks in production without false positives