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Tuesday, May 3, 2016   (0 Comments)
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SAN FRANCISCO — Distil Networks will host “Web Scrapers and Your Listing Data: 5 High Risk Lessons” at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 3. The webinar is free with registration and participants are asked to submit questions in advance of the webinar.

According to Distil Networks, securing your real estate listing data is harder than ever and real estate industry scraping has gone up 300 percent in the past year. Why? Web scraping is cheaper and easier than ever and the bots simply steal whatever content they’ve been programmed to fetch — listing text and photos that should only be used by legitimate consumers, and even other data that should only be available to paid subscribers. Mobile and APIs also present new challenges.

Key webinar takeaways will include:

• Insights into the latest research about “scraping” real estate websites
• Broad based support from MLS executives for NAR policy improvement
• How web scraping works and what you can do to shore up your defenses
• How to create a secure listing “supply chain” with your IDX and VOW providers

By attending this webinar, you will learn how to avoid expensive litigation by protecting your content before the theft occurs, the latest research on how non-human traffic has evolved over the past few years, and best practices to protect both copyrighted and non-copyrightable content.

Featured presenters include: Matt Cohen, chief technologist at Clareity Consulting; Charlie Minesinger, director of solution sales at Distil Networks; and Lauren Hansen, CEO of IRES MLS. They will dig deep into non-human traffic and what it means for your listings. Register right now at Distil Networks.

About Distil Networks. Distil Networks is the first easy and accurate way to identify and police malicious website traffic, blocking 99.9 percent os bad bots without impacting legitimate users. Only 41 percent of web traffic originates from humans, so it’s imperative to be able to detect and block automated attacks. Distil gives you complete visibility and control over human, good bot and bad bot web traffic.


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