Dinis Guarda interviews Shachar Daniel, Co-Founder and CEO of Alarum Technologies, a global provider of internet access and web data collection solutions, in the latest episode of his YouTube Podcast. The two discuss the growing relevance of data collection in the dynamically shifting business landscape and the AI-integrated tools and solutions that Alarum Technologies offers. The podcast is powered by Businessabc.net and citiesabc.com.

While the modern global economy is being increasingly shaped by an accelerated pace of innovation, productivity, and competitiveness across industries, the importance of data grows manifold. The global market size of data collection was valued at $2.2 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 28.9% from 2023 to 2030 and reach $17.1.

Data is the lifeblood of everything today. To collect it from different websites that are changing now and then, you need tools and products to automate the process of collecting data that is transparent, real, accurate, and in scale”, says co-founder and CEO, Shachar Daniel.

During the interview, he tells Dinis that Alarum Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq, TASE: ALAR) is a global provider of internet access and web data collection solutions. Its Enterprise Internet Access arm, NetNut, offers solutions that are based on one of the world’s fastest, advanced, and secured hybrid proxy networks. This enables the users to collect data anonymously at any scale from any public sources over the web.

Our company is enabling the collection of publicly available data.We also offer enterprises with advanced tools to gather, analyse and extract data from the web anonymously without getting misled, manipulated or blocked”, he says.

Shachar also highlighted that Alarum Technologies has showcased about 1700% increase in revenues over the course of five years, marking an eighteen-fold growth. With a record revenue of $26.5 million in 2023, the company achieved a net profit of $1.7 million and an Adjusted EBITDA of $2.2 million in the fourth quarter of the same year.

The IPPN Solutions by Alarum Technologies

Alarum Technologies offers innovative IP Proxy Network solutions that empower customers to seamlessly collect accurate, transparent, and scalable data from any public online sources. Anchored by NetNut's platform, which is built on Alarum's proprietary reflection technology, the company boasts a hybrid network infrastructure comprising over 1,000 servers and 700 proxy servers deployed worldwide. Connected to 52 million IPs, including ISP IPs and data center IPs, distributed across leading data centers, Alarum's network ensures comprehensive global coverage.

Our IPPN is basically like you are knocking on the door of a website. Once the website opens its doors, you will see the real transparent data in this room”, he explains.

With a track record of handling 12 billion requests per month and facilitating 1,020 terabytes of data collection, Alarum's IPPN solutions consistently deliver exceptional results, boasting a remarkable 99% success rate on average. Leveraging over 52 million IPs from various countries worldwide, Alarum's IPPN solutions provide customers with unparalleled access to valuable data, enabling them to make informed decisions and drive business growth effectively.

How Alarum Technologies facilitates data collection?

NetNut, owned by Alarum Technologies, offers comprehensive solutions to facilitate the seamless collection of data from various online sources. With a network that includes exit points based on the company's proprietary reflection technology and numerous servers located at ISP partners worldwide, Alarum ensures optimal infrastructure designed to prioritise privacy, quality, stability, and speed of service.

It’s a world of cooperation and integration, but it is also a very competitive world. My recommendation is to try to be focussed on your area of expertise. Try to build a plan and allocate budgets to delegate the other tasks to the experts”, highlights Sachar.

He explains the various tools and products that NetNut offers to help enterprises and businesses collect data from different sources.

Through its Data Collection Product Line, NetNut provides a range of tools tailored to meet the diverse needs of businesses. This includes the SERP API, enabling simple API integration and real-time structured data retrieval from any location, site, or device.

The Website Unblocker boasts a 100% success rate, allowing users to bypass advanced anti-bot systems with features such as auto IP rotation, auto-retry, CAPTCHA solving, and dynamic browser fingerprinting.

Additionally, the AI Data Collector will utilise advanced AI technology to adapt to website changes seamlessly, ensuring continuous data collection without downtime. With these innovative solutions, Alarum empowers businesses to gather, analyse, and extract valuable data efficiently and effectively.

The AI Data Collector Product Line by Alarum Technologies

Most of the AI products are nothing without data. Besides the analysing abilities bestowed by algorithms that build the AI models, it needs to be trained with the intelligence of data. It also needs data to stay up-to-date. This is why we have exponential demand for our products.

In order to collect data at scale, you need to build a network. We have a network that is built over years of thousands of servers around the world with full global coverage and with millions of exit points”, points Shachar.

He explains that the AI Data Collector by Alarum Technologies is essentially a scraper that empowers enterprises to quickly and easily create data collectors through its intuitive, no-code interface. With just a few simple steps, businesses will be able generate custom data collection solutions in a matter of minutes. Leveraging advanced AI technology, this tool will automatically adjust to website changes, guaranteeing uninterrupted data collection processes. This seamless adaptation to ensure that businesses can rely on continuous data gathering without experiencing any downtime, allowing them to extract valuable insights efficiently and without interruption.