CEO: Rami Essaid
Arlington, Va.-based Distil Networks examines Web requests to protect websites by detecting and blocking bot activity aimed at them. The goal is to protect website content by blocking Web scraping, stop spam in Web forms and prevent click fraud. The company also maintains an active bot directory by examining and fingerprinting every Web crawler it encounters. Distil Networks raised $10 million in Series A Funding in May. Company co-founder and CEO Rami Essaid was founder of ChitChat Communications and has been active in the mobile, network security and infrastructure management markets. Distil co-founder and CTO Engin Akyol previously was a senior QA engineer at Riverbed Technology and a network testing engineer at Cisco Systems.