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Security provider, Radware, reached a deal to acquire bot management firm, ShieldSquare.

ShieldSquare offers a cloud-based bot management solution aimed at helping businesses distinguish between human and non-human traffic (bots) on both websites and mobile applications.

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The company, which started up in 2014, is in 70 countries guarding against threats like web scraping, form spam, and skewed traffic analytics.

Radware plans to offer ShieldSquare’s bot management and mitigation product under the new Radware Bot Manager portfolio. It will integrate with Radware’s attack mitigation solution to provide advanced protection from emerging and automated attacks.

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“More than 50 percent of the Internet traffic today comes from bots, and while we’ve seen an increase in bot-based attacks in recent years, ‘good’ bots still play an important role in applications’ operations,” said David Aviv, Radware Chief Technology Officer.

“As such, organizations need to look for bot management solutions that not only effectively detect and mitigate bot attacks, but also can accurately distinguish between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bots in real-time,” Aviv said.

Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

The acquisition should close during the first quarter.

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