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Guardomic: bot mitigation engine

Guardomic: Securing online services from botnet attacks

Web services owners struggle daily to protect their websites from bot traffic and their users from fraudulent digital ads or cryptocurrency web mining. The problem is not going away: recent years show an increasing number of bot attacks in the global network. For example, considering just online ads, the Association of National Advertisers and White Ops estimates that in 2016, bots were responsible for seven billion dollars of wasted resources.

The solution is to “know thy website” via analytics and in-depth statistics that provide insight on the website traffic, and turn those insights into defenses from botnet attacks.

Achievements

As part of their collaboration with EOSC-hub, Koma Nord and Idego designed and developed Guardomic – a tool suite to protect online services from botnets attacks. Guardomic also allows to analyze and block unwanted traffic (i.e. from specified country, specified ISP, IP range) without decreasing performance for the reader.

With Guardomic, consumers can decide between two types of installation: PaaS and on-premise. Both are transparent for the user. Web-site administrators can also choose only to analyze the traffic, or block the hostile bad-bot infiltration. Regardless of choice, the administrator has full access and control and can decide which options to enable and which statistics to see.

How they used EOSC-hub services

The team needed a flexible server and storage platform that they could remotely access, configure and manage during the development of Guardomic. As a EOSC-hub pilot, they were able to use the Cloud Compute resources provided by PSNC, namely their OpenStack cloud platform, as a development environment and a production platform for the clients testing the prototype.

The value proposal of DataFurn

Hackers move fast, but Guardomic keeps up with the pace. The development team behind Guardomic is very flexible and can act quickly to add new features according to new market demands. The team is also focused and efficient, which allows Guardomic to be marketed at a competitive price without compromising on quality.

How EOSC-hub helped

Working within EOSC-hub has allowed Koma Nord and Idego to develop and implement Guardomic quicker and more efficiently. As part of the EOSC Digital Innovation Hub, they are also now part of large European consortia of science institutes, companies and other organizations, which brings added opportunities for business and extended collaborations. Koma Nord will also take advantage of the EOSC Marketplace as a platform to promote Guardomic as a solution to mitigate botnet attacks.

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