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DEVICE FINGERPRINTING (RADWARE)

  1. MEANING

In the realm of IT security, a sophisticated method called “device fingerprinting” is used to identify and follow devices that are gaining access to websites and apps. This procedure includes a vast array of data points, including network-related data (IP address, network configurations), hardware details (device type, model, and manufacturer), software details (operating system version, browser type), and even behavioural patterns (mouse movements, typing speed). Know more about Device Fingerprinting Spoofing Detection

  1. HOW DOES IT WORK?

Identifying and tracking devices is made possible by a series of complex procedures that work together to provide the following benefits:

  • Gathering Information: The first step in device fingerprinting is gathering a lot of information from the device or browser.
  • Extraction of important characteristics or attributes occurs after data collection and normalization.
  • Matching and Analysis: The fingerprint of a device is produced by using the gathered data points when it tries to visit a website or application.
  • Regarding Privacy: Although fingerprinting devices is an effective security measure, user privacy must be handled carefully.
  • Normative Data: Normalization is important as different devices and browsers may display the gathered data in different formats or units.
  • Fingerprint Generation: A fingerprinting algorithm is used to create a special identification for the device or browser using the features that have been retrieved.
  • Fingerprint Storage: The fingerprint that is created is safely saved on the server.
  • Continuous Learning: Device fingerprinting systems frequently use machine learning techniques to improve accuracy and adapt to changing devices and technologies.
  1. HOW DOES IT HELP IN SAFE DIGITAL TRANSACTIONS?

The following are some ways that device fingerprinting improves security in different digital interactions. Even when the right login credentials are given, user authentication helps prevent unwanted access.

  • Fraud Detection: Device fingerprinting assists in identifying these strategies and thwarting identity theft, financial fraud, and other nefarious activities.
  • Adaptive Security: In adaptive security systems, device fingerprinting is very helpful.
  • Device fingerprinting is a complementary technique to multi-factor authentication methods in multi-factor authentication (MFA).
  • Account Security: One tool for identifying questionable account activity is device fingerprinting.
  • Bot Attack Prevention: Automated scripts and bots frequently pose as real users to perform harmful tasks like data scraping and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) assaults.
  • Transaction Verification: You can utilize device fingerprinting to confirm the device’s authenticity before approving a transaction, particularly in the case of financial transactions or important activities.
  1. HOW RADWARE IMPLEMENTS SECURITY OF DEVICE FINGERPRINTING?

Device fingerprinting is a crucial component used by Radware systems to improve network and application security in several ways, including:

  • Defense Pro: To identify and lessen Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) assaults, Radware’s Defense Pro solution uses device fingerprinting.
  • App Wall: To improve online application security, Radware’s App Wall WAF (online Application Firewall) leverages device fingerprinting.
  • Radware is the bot manager. Bot Manager uses device fingerprinting to distinguish between automated bots and real users.
  • Cloud WAF: To improve security for web applications hosted in cloud settings, Radware’s Cloud WAF solution uses device fingerprinting.