NS8 Protect

NS8 Protect

by NS8 Inc.

Fraud Detection & Defense

5.0 of 5 stars(14 reviews)

Segment bots from customers

Segment based on the risk score given to each individual user and keep your ad budget, labor, and resources targeted on real customers.

Increase productivity

Reduce manual reviews and stop wasting labor reviewing good orders from your real customers.

Track your savings

Every time NS8 Protect blocks a bot or invalid session from being tagged for retargeting, your store is saving money.

About NS8 Protect

Protect your shop from order fraud, advertising fraud, and poor website performance.

NS8 Protect uses industry-leading techniques in behavioral analytics, real-time user scoring, and global monitoring to identify bots and other malicious activity in your storefront. As a platform-based approach to online fraud protection, NS8 Protect is designed to help your store fight the three big revenue killers: order fraud, advertising fraud, and poor performance.

Revenue Killer #1: Order Fraud

NS8 Protect scores every visitor to your storefront. Every action taken by the visitor leading up to and including placing an order is scored individually and reflected in the EQ8 Score. Low-scoring orders are most likely fraudulent and may be held or flagged for manual review. NS8 Protect also provides automated tools to escalate suspicious orders or even request e-mail and SMS text verification from the visitor. The mix of automated tools and easier manual reviews empowers merchants to optimize their order processing and minimize risk.

  • Benefit from the network of websites already tagging fraudulent users and suspicious behavior by using NS8 software.
  • Reduce costly chargebacks and the risk they pose to your merchant account.
  • Reduce both the labor dedicated to manual review and shipping lead times.
  • Set your own custom threshold for suspicious orders and users.

Revenue Killer #2: Advertising Fraud

Advertising fraud (especially remarketing fraud) is a huge and growing issue for online merchants. NS8 Protect not only scores all traffic visiting your store, but it also detects and records the traffic’s source. You will see which advertising sources are delivering high-risk and potentially fraudulent traffic. You will then be able to save money and increase revenue by eliminating poorly performing campaigns and focusing your budget on the successful campaigns that deliver results.

  • Compare scored campaigns for the presence of bot traffic and fraud.
  • Prevent bots and fraudulent users from being tagged for remarketing.
  • Integrate with Google Analytics to tag high-value users for more effective remarketing.
  • Track your store’s advertising savings from blocked fraudulent users.

Revenue Killer #3: Poor Performance

NS8 Protect includes 5 critical monitors that every Shopify store should have. If an issue arises, escalating text messages are sent to you and your staff warning of potential or actual problems.

  • Monitor your store’s global performance relative to other stores.
  • If your store becomes slow or unresponsive due to plugin conflicts or other changes, you will be alerted.

No coding or site changes required! We handle the integration via the Shopify API. Once you install, just turn the features on, and your shop is protected immediately.

Integrates with

  • Google Analytics,
  • Google AdWords,
  • WhitePagesPro

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Pricing 30-day free trial

External charges may apply. These charges are billed by the external provider and won’t appear on your Shopify invoice.

Starter Edition


Flex Pricing at $1.20 per each additional 1,000 scores over 30,000.

  • Up to 30,000 Scores

  • Transaction Fraud Protection

  • Ad Fraud Protection

  • Performance Monitoring

Full Edition


Flex Pricing at $1.00 per each additional 1,000 scores over 100,000. Optional pay-per-use charges for NS8 Extensions.

  • Up to 100,000 Scores

  • Transaction Fraud Protection

  • Ad Fraud Protection

  • Performance Monitoring

  • Access to NS8 Extensions

* All charges are billed in USD. Recurring charges, including monthly or usage-based charges, are billed every 30 days.

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5.0 of 5 stars
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Most recent reviews

Survival Gear Systems

Great App. Allows for a much for sophisticated fraud protection system. If you are looking for something more than Shopify's default fraud detection we highly recommend NS8.


NS8 was easy to implement and very easy to use on a daily basis. Customer support has been very easy to communicate with.


Easy to use and configure. Support is also very responsive and when we did run across issues it was quickly resolved. The latest update is also much more intuitive on how fraud rules are configured and what they do.