Distil Networks, a ‘bad bot’ fighter for real estate websites, gets lots of ammo

As real estate websites grapple with data scrapers, a firm that’s dedicated to battling “bad bots” — sometimes on the behalf of multiple listing services (MLSs) — has filled its war chest with an additional $21 million …

Real estate startups may be culprits in ‘bad bot’ attacks

Real estate websites have seen a 300 percent jump in traffic from “bad bots.” A study from Distil Networks says this may be due to data scraping from real estate startups. …

Study sounds the alarm on real estate website scraping and data theft

Multiple listing services and agent and broker website vendors have had more than a decade to figure out how to protect one of the industry’s most valuable assets from theft online, but most haven’t risen to the challenge. Therefore, it’s time to manda…

Distil Networks will soon shield property search apps from data theft

Distil Networks has kept “bad bots” from stealing multiple listing service data from property search websites. Coming off a $21 million funding round, the startup is now gearing up to offer the same protection to mobile property search apps …

MLS fights ‘bad bots’

Multiple listing service data is highly coveted in the real estate and mortgage industries. Like any other such asset, it is vulnerable to theft. In mid-2013, data security firm Distil Networks launched what it hoped would be an “industrywide intelligence network” …

Thousands of agent and broker websites shielded from data scrapers

Data scraping has been a problem for years in the real estate industry, inspiring copyright infringement lawsuits and the formation of intellectual property protection group REDPLAN. Now, FBS says it is the first multiple listing service platform provider to implement a …

New company connects property portals to ‘plug and play’ products and services

Simon Baker and James Gray, veterans of realestate.com.au operator REA Group, have founded a new business to provide property portals with “plug and play” products and services. The new business, Property Portal Accelerators, announced six launch partners — ListGlobally, Transmit, …

Meet the people behind the startups that are changing the game

Meet the “New Kids on the Block” — the people behind the startups that are changing the real estate game …

7 more startups that could disrupt real estate

SAN FRANCISCO — Seven more startups out to shake up real estate pitched their products in Part 2 of the “New Kids on the Block” panel at Real Estate Connect. Here’s what they’re up to …

Coordinated effort to target real estate scrapers underway

A technology company dedicated to halting and preventing the scraping of online data has set its sights on the real estate industry. With strategic help from real estate consulting firm Clareity Consulting, Arlington, Va.-based Distil Networks has deve…