2020 Press Releases

May 13, 2020

SHIELD Provides Free Protection to Mobile Apps With BotSHIELD Program During COVID-19

SHIELD, a leading global cyber protection company, will provide mobile apps with 60 days of free subscription to its dedicated bot mitigation solution, BotSHIELD. The offer is worth a total of US$ 2 million and comes at a time when the majority of consumer transactions are completed online during COVID-19.

With almost a quarter of all mobile traffic being malicious, SHIELD estimates that more than half of all mobile internet traffic is by bots. Left unchecked, these automated attacks can cause millions of dollars in losses.

This is especially relevant to the US$ 100 billion Southeast Asia digital economy, where 90 percent of the 360 million internet users in region connect to the internet primarily through mobile phones.

Justin Lie, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at SHIELD, said, “COVID-19 has not only been hard on the general population, but also had a significant impact on businesses globally, who are facing a great deal of uncertainty.
Bot attacks are a real and increasing problem for many e-commerce businesses and digital wallets. We hope that our BotSHIELD Program can help mobile apps grow – worrying less about the threat of fraud and instead focusing efforts on driving profitability and scaling without risk.”

Tommy Chieng, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at SEA Gamer Mall added, “Fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated – in the past few months we have seen a three-fold increase in the number of bot attacks on our website and mobile apps. SHIELD's technology has been critical in blocking this malicious traffic.”