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Arkose Labs – Eliminating fraud by undermining the underlying financial incentives for fraudsters


Bot management is a strategy that enables you to filter which bots are allowed to access your web assets. With this strategy, you can allow useful bots, such as Google crawlers, while blocking malicious or unwanted bots, such as those used for cyberattacks. Bot management strategies are designed to detect bot activity, identify the bot’s source, and determine the nature of the activity. Bot management is necessary to prevent performance and security impacts on your site. If malicious bots are allowed to access your assets, they can overload servers and cause legitimate users to be denied or slowed. Additionally, some bots are used to scrape your content and can be used to steal proprietary assets, credentials, or system files. These items can then be used to phish users, spam content, or plan cyber-attacks.

Arkose Labs is the leading bot management company, globally. Their innovative approach determines true user intent and remediates attacks in real-time. Risk assessments combined with interactive authentication challenges undermine the ROI behind attacks, providing long-term protection while improving good customer throughput. Backed by Microsoft, PayPal, SoftBank and Wells Fargo, Arkose Labs is hailed by customers as a user-friendly solution to an ever-evolving fraud landscape.

Leveraging Innovative Products to Fighting Fraud

Arkose Protect: Fraud is a business. In an age where bad actors can expertly mimic digital identities, the best way to distinguish a good user from a bot or fraudster is to reveal signs of financially-motivated behavior. The Arkose Labs platform is designed to uncover and undermine the business model of fraud and empower digital businesses to effectively waste attackers’ time & resources. Their AI-powered platform combines defense-in-depth detection with dynamic attack response to navigate unclear trust signals without disrupting the good user experience. Fraud & security teams gain the advanced detection power, risk insights, and option for user-friendly enforcement they need to go from fraud mitigation to fraud deterrence. Fraudsters today have tools and resources to expertly mimic good users and circumvent defenses. Their multi-layered detection aggregates real-time device, network, and behavioral signals on a customer workflow to spot hidden signs of bot and human-driven attacks, such as device and location spoofing.

Arkose Detect: Despite significant investments in fraud and bot detection, attackers are more adept than ever at circumventing detection and costing businesses money. Powerful detection that starts at the top of the customer journey enables you to catch attacks faster, reduce false positives and false negatives, and determine the most effective response to sabotage attackers’ efforts. Arkose Labs’ decision engine is uniquely designed to balance detection precision and recall, blending the transparency of rules with the accuracy of machine learning models. A dynamic risk score reduces the complexity of decisions, giving fraud teams clear and confident insight to respond faster to high-risk traffic. Their 24/7 SOC works as an extension of your team to thwart attacks, fine-tune detection, and deliver actionable insights - without putting a strain on your internal resources. As sophisticated fraudsters deploy more hybrid bot-human attacks, fraud teams need a fast way to distinguish good vs. bad human behavior. Arkose Labs challenges detect subtle signs of human-based attacks, while sapping time and resources.

Attack Response: Traditional step-ups and CAPTCHAs are failing to stop bots and abuse at scale, while killing conversion rates. Arkose Labs’ integrated attack response provides the best of both worlds - sabotaging bot and human-led attacks while improving user experience. Suspicious risk signals are validated with real-time challenge-response verification that never disrupts good users. Innovative 3D challenges sabotage bots and drain fraudsters’ ROI until they are compelled to abandon attacks. Meanwhile, fraud teams have a systematic way to triage suspicious sessions without manual efforts or good user disruption. Arkose Labs sits on highly targeted user touchpoints like login and registration flows, sabotaging the ROI of large-scale bot and human-driven fraud before they impact customer trust. Dynamic response orchestration delivers the right response strategy for the attack pattern. Today’s intelligent bots go to great lengths to circumvent defenses. Arkose Labs’ proprietary challenge mechanism cannot be bypassed by fraudsters at scale, making it more expensive for fraudsters to target your website, app, or platform.

The Ardent Visionary

Kevin Gosschalk is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arkose Labs. Since launching the company in 2017, he has been instrumental in building a suite of fraud and abuse prevention solutions that deliver long term remediation from attacks by breaking the underlying economics behind online fraud. Under Kevin’s leadership, Arkose Labs has raised more than $114 million in venture funding, rapidly scaling its customer base and workforce, transforming the world of digital commerce by working with some of the world’s leading businesses.

Born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, Kevin graduated from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a degree in Interactive Entertainment. Prior to founding Arkose Labs he worked in biomedical research where he used machine vision technology for early detection of diabetes. He later developed technology that assisted adults with intellectual differences in social settings. His unique background has enabled him to take this disruptive approach that gamifies fraud prevention.

"Our AI-powered solution classifies risk to remediate attacks based on true intent with full visibility into all traffic."