Distil Networks Raises $21M To Block Malicious Bots


Distil Networks, a company that analyzes website traffic and blocks malicious bots, announced a $21 million Series B round today.

Bessemer Venture Partners led the round and David Cowan from BVP will join the Distil Networks board of directors. Investors Foundry, TechStars, ff Venture Capital, Idea Fund and Correlation Ventures also participated.

Today’s investment brings the total raised to $38 million, according to Crunchbase.

Checking The Bots At The Door

The company analyzes information as it comes into the website to determine if it’s a person or a bot by looking at a range of information.

It looks at how the visitor got to the site, the navigation path and how it moved, the intervals at which it moved from page to page and if it moved a mouse or typed on a keyboard, Rami Essaid, CEO and co-founder of Distil Networks explained.

By looking at these kinds of signals the…

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