Denial of Wallet Prevention

Denial of Wallet attacks can target any industry with the goal of inflicting monetary damage while rendering the application unusable – an application level denial of service. In some cases, Denial of Wallet is a secondary result brought on by the over consumption of cloud resources for the purposes of harvesting bitcoin, executing automated attacks or other malicious activity.

Resource Overutilization and Denial of Wallet

Denial of Wallet attacks typically target cloud-based applications and micro-services with the end goal of driving resource utilization far beyond the allocated budget, resulting in an application denial of service. Using the application business logic such as account login, new account creation, shopping cart, or comments, these attacks will generate a massive spike in the number of requests to initiate an application scaling event that in turn, results in the deployment of more CPUs, memory, storage, and other supporting IaaS elements (e.g., WAF, load balancing, logging). The spike in service usage results in an unexpected billing increase at the end of the month.

Resource Overutilization and Denial of Wallet

Bot Defense Denial of Wallet Prevention Differentiators

Denial of wallet results in resource overutilization and application instability. Detection and Mitigation need to be swift to avoid expensive cost overruns.

ML-based analytics engine delivers complete application visibility

As soon as new public-facing apps and API services are deployed, Bot Defense begins detection and analysis of traffic, without costly development overhead. This enables you to monitor all APIs in your environment and detect and mitigate denial of wallet attacks quickly.

Open, Extensible Platform

Using more than 150 customizable automation indicators, CQAI determines the malicious or benign intent of each application request. The REST API can be used to export CQAI findings to external systems for archiving, additional analysis or an alternative response.

Customizable Response Options

Customizable mitigation policies provide multiple response options including block, rate limit, geo fence, or deception. Using deception allows you to send a custom response to the attacker, effectively putting guardrails around their activities.

New Apps Protected Automatically, Delays Eliminated

As new public-facing applications are deployed, they are automatically discovered and protected from denial of wallet attacks and other threats by Bot Defense, effectively baking security into your application deployment workflow.

Consistent Protection for API and Web Apps

Agentless approach allows you to deploy consistent visibility and policy protection for your API and web-based applications.

Container-Based Architecture for Greater Flexibility

A container-based software architecture allows Bot Defense to be deployed in your data center, the cloud or as a SaaS offering, so you can choose the architecture that best fits your needs.

Bot Defense Denial of Wallet Prevention Benefits

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Identify Denial of Wallet Attacks As They Happen

Bot Defense and CQAI automatically discover all your web apps and APIs then determine the intent of traffic to find the denial of wallet attacks expeditiously, saving you incident response time while minimizing harm to your users and business.

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Enhance Security Effectiveness

Customizable automation indicators and responses enable you to fine tune and maximize attack prevention policies to eliminate fraud associated with denial of wallet attacks.

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Tight Integration Across Your Security Toolset

With REST APIs and an open architecture, you can share information and findings with third party applications and other IT infrastructure like SIEMs and SOC systems as needed.

Our Customers

Every day, Cequence Security analyzes and protects billions of application transactions for customers in the financial services, retail, and social media industries.

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