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Imperva to Acquire Distil Networks, the Industry-Recognized Leader in Bot Management

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, the cybersecurity leader championing the fight to secure data
and applications wherever they reside, today announced it has signed an
agreement to acquire Distil
, the global leader in Bot Management. The acquisition
reinforces Imperva’s market leadership in the application security
market and furthers the company’s mission to protect business-critical
data and applications no matter where or how they are deployed.

“Distil Networks is a globally recognized leader in automated attack
mitigation, and this deal perfectly aligns with our vision of delivering
best-in-class cybersecurity solutions that protect businesses throughout
their cloud journey,” said Chris Hylen, CEO of Imperva. “Distil Networks
gives us a comprehensive Bot Management solution that identifies,
responds to and manages a full range of automated attacks no matter
where these applications or APIs are deployed. We believe Imperva and
Distil Networks will create the most comprehensive security platform on
the market and we’re excited to make this available to our customers

Imperva provides a highly scalable, layered application security
solution to protect companies’ most valuable assets and deliver security
insights that businesses can act on. Imperva is a recognized leader in
Gartner’s 2018 Magic
Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls
1, and is a leader
in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 20182,
The Forrester Wave™: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q4 20173 and
The Forrester New Wave™: Runtime
Application Self-Protection (RASP), Q1 2018

From her research and depth of understanding of the application security
market, Forrester VP and Research Director Amy DeMartine writes in the
Forrester New Tech: Bot Management, Q3 2018 report that “bot management
will become the predominant application defense.”5

An early innovator in mitigating automated attacks, Distil Networks is a
leader in The Forrester New Wave™: Bot
Management, Q3 2018
. According to the report, “Distil Networks
excels with robust detection, response, user interface and reporting.”6
Integrating Distil Networks with Imperva will provide customers with the
critical elements they need [to provide a fully comprehensive, layered
solution] to protect their applications and APIs.

“Bots are an evolving attack vector that has become a threat to all
organizations, no matter the size or location,” said Tiffany Olson
Kleeman, CEO of Distil Networks. “We have been leading the charge to
find solutions to better understand, detect and mitigate automated
attacks since 2011. Today’s announcement serves as a testament to the
ingenuity and dedication of Distil Networks’ team over the past eight
years to solve this problem for our customers. We are excited to enter
into a new chapter with a company that shares our passion for protecting
critical business applications and delivering best-in-class security
solutions for all customers.”

About Imperva

Imperva is an analyst-recognized, cybersecurity leader on a mission to
protect customers’ digital assets by accurately detecting and
effectively blocking incoming threats, and empowering customers to
manage critical risks, so they do not have to choose between innovating
for their customers and protecting what matters most. At Imperva, we
tirelessly defend your business as it grows, giving you clarity for
today and confidence for tomorrow. Learn more about how Imperva is
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1Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls,
Jeremy D’Hoinne, Adam Hils, Ayal Tirosh, Claudio Neiva, August 2018

2The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls,
Q2 2018, Forrester Research, Inc., June 25, 2018

3The Forrester Wave™: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q4 2017,
Forrester Research, Inc., December 7, 2017

4The Forrester New Wave™: Runtime Application
Self-Protection, Q1 2018, Forrester Research, Inc., March 22, 2018

5New Tech: Bot Management, Q3 2018, Forrester Research,
Inc., September 6, 2018

6The Forrester New Wave™: Bot Management, Q3 2018,
Forrester Research, Inc., September 20, 2018