Are You a Human - About Us

Detroit, Michigan

Are You a Human is the curator of The Verified Human Whitelist™, which allows anyone using it to be certain they are addressing a verified human before they serve content, services, or ads.

Automated programs, called bots, account for almost half of all internet traffic today — and as the world becomes more digital, this will only increase. Bots clutter the Internet with fake social media profiles, hack accounts, and are responsible for nearly all fraud. Ultimately, they make it more difficult for real humans to get what they need from the Internet, and more difficult for companies who serve humans to provide high quality content and services cost-effectively. This includes e-commerce, online banking, social media, and of course, media and advertising.

Instead of searching for bots, which evolve in a matter of days, we find and verify humans by analyzing natural user behavior across hundreds of thousands of websites. After we have consistently seen and verified a user as human, they’re added to the Whitelist™, and then re-verified over and over again each day. Bots can’t consistently look and act like real humans on every page, every day, so they’re never added to the list, and all that's left are real humans.

We started in 2010, and now analyze natural interaction in any environment, and help more than a million websites validate their traffic.

Our team, headquartered in Detroit, is passionate about making the digital world better for real humans.

In 2017 Are You a Human was acquired by Distil Networks.

About Distil Networks

Distil Networks, the global leader in bot detection and mitigation, is the first easy and accurate way to identify and police malicious website traffic, blocking 99.9% of bad bots without impacting legitimate users. Distil protects against web scraping, brute force attacks, competitive data mining, account hijacking, unauthorized vulnerability scans, spam, man-in-the-middle attacks and click fraud. Slash the high tax that bots place on your internal teams and web infrastructure by outsourcing the problem to the team with a maniacal focus on blocking malicious bots. For more information on Distil Networks, visit us at or follow @DISTIL on twitter.