Using a proxy detection database can help prevent fraudulent traffic and protect against cyber threats. These databases are able to distinguish between proxies that are used by fraudsters, and those that are used by legitimate consumers. The use of a proxy can conceal the real location of the user, and may mask the true location of an online transaction.
What is proxy detection?
Depending on the type of service, a proxy detection database can be purchased as a standalone product, or be integrated into an enterprise firewall. With these tools, organizations can build rules and screen for proxies.
IPQS, one of the largest and most accurate proxy detection databases on the market, uses proprietary methods to minimize false-positives. These techniques are able to detect high risk IP addresses with speed and accuracy. They can be integrated into popular SOAR and enterprise firewalls, or be incorporated into custom applications.
The IPQS proxy database is the leading IP Reputation data set. It is updated hourly, and contains the most comprehensive data set for IP address risk analysis. It differentiates between open and anonymous proxies, VPNs, and Tor exit nodes.
The IPQS proxy database also distinguishes between residential and non-residential proxies, as well as private and public VPNs. It features adjustable strictness levels, and can be deployed on popular SOAR and enterprise firewalls.
With an open proxy addresses database, more than half a million IP addresses are collected and periodically updated. This list is then searched for IP addresses that have changed their connections or edits.