White Ops, the global leader in collective protection against sophisticated bot attacks and fraud, today announced that it has become the first and only company to be granted Media Rating Council (MRC) accreditation for end-to-end coverage against Sophisticated Invalid Traffic (SIVT) for desktop, mobile web, mobile in-app and Connected TV (CTV). This includes the first-ever accreditation for pre-bid detection and mitigation of SIVT of its Advertising Integrity product (the solution formerly known as MediaGuard) across all platforms, including CTV. White Ops has also been granted continued accreditation for post-bid detection within its Advertising Integrity offering (previously known as FraudSensor). White Ops’ post-bid detection solution has been accredited by MRC since 2016.

White Ops today verifies more than 10 trillion digital interactions per week, working directly with the largest internet platforms, DSPs and exchanges. With White Ops Advertising Integrity, platforms can tap into the most comprehensive pre-bid prevention and post-bid detection capabilities to verify the validity of advertising efforts across all channels. The White Ops bot mitigation platform uses a multilayered detection methodology to spot and stop sophisticated bots and fraud by using technical evidence, continuous adaptation, machine learning and threat intelligence. In most cases, White Ops delivers responses to partners in 10 milliseconds or less before a bid is made, saving time and money and ensuring that their advertising inventory can be trusted and fraud-free.

“Sophisticated Invalid Traffic can represent a significant drain on the digital advertising industry, both economically and also because of the erosion of advertiser confidence it can cause,” said George W. Ivie, Executive Director and CEO of the MRC. “White Ops’ achievement in becoming the first company to receive MRC accreditation for SIVT solutions that encompass both the pre- and post-bid processes, across desktop, mobile web, in-app, and OTT platforms, clearly speaks to its continued position at the forefront of this vital industry space.”

“Winning the fight against fraud requires a collective effort through partnerships across the entire ecosystem,” said Tamer Hassan, Co-founder and CEO of White Ops. “We are honored that organizations across the globe, including top internet platforms, entrust us to protect them against fraud. To be recognized by the MRC with this additional accreditation to our entire Advertising Integrity product demonstrates to the industry that we are delivering on our mission to disrupt the economics of cybercrime.”

“White Ops has been a valuable fraud prevention partner for FreeWheel as we have navigated through industry trends accelerated by the pandemic,” said Carl Kalapesi, COO FreeWheel. “Their pre-bid capabilities in the Connected TV space provide the inventory quality assurances we need, and deepens the trust our clients demand.”

Earlier this year, White Ops uncovered the largest-ever Connected TV fraud operation, named ICEBUCKET. At its height, the operation affected more than 300 publishers across 30 countries while stealing millions of dollars in ad spend. For more information on White Ops Advertising Integrity, please visit www.whiteops.com/products/advertising-integrity.