Kicking sneaker bots into touch
Sneaker bots evade normal protection methods in several ways:
- by simulating human behaviour such as keystrokes and mouse movement
- using resident IPs from compromised WiFi routers to make IPs appear clean
- making low-volume requests to avoid triggering rate limiting software
- and bypassing CAPTCHA.
These all make it particularly difficult to block bots using traditional security solutions.
The best way for your brand to overcome these challenges and successfully defend against bots is to work with a security specialist that can help you filter out the bots. Taking this approach ensures that only humans are able to access your site in the first place, while removing the need for you to invest in expensive infrastructure or resources to cope with the traffic.
At Variti we can determine if a request is made by a human or a bot using hundreds of factors. Our software does this in real time, providing the rapid response needed to counter bots on product drops that can sell out in seconds – and with a 99.99 percent success rate.
Another benefit of this approach is that there is no need to block IPs or use CAPTCHA, meaning there is nothing to delay customers from getting to the item page to place an order before the item sells out.
If you want your latest apparel and sneakers to make it to your most passionate fans, you need to beat the bots. And by using Variti’s expert solution to filter them out, you can make this happen.