Don’t just block the bots, brick them

By Sam Crowther, CEO

We’ve built something pretty special at Kasada. Instead of designing a solution that detect and block bots, Kasada is focused on fighting back and taking them offline; an  approach that changes the economics of cybersecurity. By constraining the attacker’s compute capacity Kasada’s customers gain the advantage and achieve significant cost efficiencies.

Kasada doesn’t believe in waiting patiently for an attacker to go away. There is nothing gentlemanly about cyber warfare and our customers are not prepared to be a virtual punching bag.

Kasada leverages advanced cryptography to consume a bot’s CPU. At its core, Kasada’s Polyform product is a mathematical solution to a challenging problem of the modern internet.

It feels incredibly satisfying to brick a bot, but this is what it actually looks like:

It’s a powerful image that visualizes the instant impact  the proof of work has upon an attacker – it takes it out, pure and simple.

Kasada wanted to experience what it looks like from the other side so it built a bot that demonstrates its proof of work in action.

Here’s a visual of what happens to the attacker’s CPU:

The impact is immediate. It only takes a few requests for Polyform to detect our bot and render it completely useless. We accidentally bricked a MacBook Pro in the process of fine tuning this demo.

It’s time to think differently about securing web apps. Organizations don’t need large compute resources or bandwidth if an attacker cannot launch an attack and Kasada’s solution renders every automated attack tool useless.

Kasada has a huge two weeks ahead of us as it participates in two of the largest events on the cybersecurity calendar – AWS Summit (AUS) and RSA (US). We are honored to be participating in both events and incredibly grateful to Amazon, AustCyber and Austrade for both these opportunities.

If you are at either event, swing past the Kasada booth and watch us brick a bot.

By Sam Crowther, CEO

Kasada