DataDome, the growing cyber nugget, which has grown …

The conclusion is clear. As the digitization of the economy continues, cyber threats to companies and administrations are spreading: According to the National Information System Security Agency (ANSSI), the number of proven intrusions has only tripled between 2020 and 2021. In the face of threats, attacks of bot fraud are on the rise. “In 2021, we will see a 47% increase in bot-related fraud in the digital business.”Gilles Walbrou, technical director of DataDome, a young Paris-based company specializing in the protection of e-commerce sites, points out the preferred target for malicious bots. And not just websites, but mobile applications are no less targeted These malicious activities include: an attack that sends a connection explosion to fill a site (denial of service, DDoS), a bot that buys limited edition items to resell at a high price in the parallel market (“scalping”), stolen website content (“scraping”). ), Etc. are becoming more complex and efficient. With, at times, potential dramatic consequences for e-merchant activity.

One step ahead with AI

To detect and block malicious bots, DataDome has therefore developed an innovative SaaS platform: a detection engine based on artificial intelligence that analyzes over one trillion signals per day across 25 points of presence worldwide. A technology with a machine learning algorithm, which is updated in real time. “Which means we’re always one step ahead of the invaders.”, Says Gilles Walbrou. In other words, it is blocked as soon as the threat is detected. Another specification, a tailor-made method. “We seek to understand the threats that do not specifically target our customers’ activities and provide them with the most basic cyber security solutions. ACreated in 2015, the company’s technical director notes that today it has about 130 employees and doubles its customer base each year.

His ambition? Become a world leader in online fraud protection. To do this, New York-based Nugget, which has offices in Paris as well as Singapore, last year raised 35 35 million in funding from venture capital fund Elephant as well as its investor, historian, Isai. Its international expansion, especially in the United States which represents about half of its business. Thus, it has found a major partner: Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

Global presence through the cloud

“Thanks to cloud technology, we can be present worldwide, closer to our customers and their users.”Says Gilles Walbrou. This means better performance for our client’s sites as our detection engine is thus very close to their web server and the latency between the two is reduced. “. Enough to allow DataDome to fulfill its promise: Process requests in real time and work with traffic. Another advantage is reliability. “As a cybersecurity solution provider, we have no right to fall! Otherwise we will allow traffic to pass and so safety will not be ensured.This explained the officer. “Cloud infrastructure and especially their availability rate is therefore critical to our solution.” As part of this partnership, “AWS provides us with an infrastructure with the required security standards at the IT level and assists us with the experts with whom we work on the evolution of our architecture to make it industry-leading.”Developed by Gilles Walbrou. Similarly, cloud refers to partnership with the provider “Supporting DataDome customers on the AWS platform. At the same time, AWS customers whose security needs are aligned with our core business are sent back to our solution. “He is explaining.

Finally, the start-up is a beneficiary of the AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP), which helps companies migrate to their cloud. Armed with this, DataDome seeks to impose itself on a market that is promising – and competitive – protection against bots. A nation driven by its talents: By the end of the year, DataDome aims to recruit 200 employees to strengthen its teams and continue its climb.