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Albert Remy | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 02, 2020

IP Geolocation API for efficient cybersecurity data

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With IP Geolocation API added to our in-house application, we have been able to limit the access of IP addresses from offshore locations known for harboring individuals with potentially malicious intent from our network. It has made further scrutiny into website visitors and consequent blocking possible before we may face the consequences of an attack (e.g., phishing email, BEC scams, etc.).
  • Aside from identifying the physical location of an IP address owner, the API also provides users with its Internet service provider and connection type. That is handy information if website owners wish to customize their site loading to match the connection speed of the majority of their visitors.
  • It doesn’t matter whether website visitors use an IPv4 or IPv6 address in that the API works for both spaces. The records in the API’s database are also updated weekly, so users always get the latest results.
  • Like most, if not all, IP geolocation services, it does not provide very accurate information down to the street level address. But since we do most of our business transactions online, that doesn’t pose much of a problem for us.
On our end, we've mostly used IP Geolocation API for cybersecurity purposes. A particular scenario that comes to mind is when suspicious IP addresses make it to our site from locations we wouldn't expect. In this context, the API integrated into our existing infosec solutions helps us spot those IP addresses so we can decide how to sort them. Also, say that one of our employees receive a phishing email or one that contains a possible malware file. We can use IP Geolocation API to enrich what we know about a sender and add the related IP address to our blocklist if necessary.
We had a few questions regarding API set up when we started using IP Geolocation API so we reached out to the support team and they promptly helped us out. We have not experienced any glitch with the product and the data sent to us has always been reliable so far.
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About WhoisXML API IP Geolocation API

About IP Geolocation API

WhoisXML API’s IP Geolocation API is a resource to link an IP address, domain name, or email to its geographical coordinates. For a given input, the API returns various location data points among which the country, city, time zone, postal code, latitude and longitude, ASN type, geoname ID, ISP, as well as associated domains.


Marketing


Marketers and advertising professionals can use the API to enrich customer profiles with location data. They can better target their audiences as part of their digital campaigns with location-based content. E-commerce businesses can work with geolocation information to customize visitors’ web experience with, for example, the relevant language and currency to facilitate the checkout process and increase sales.


Cybersecurity


Organizations can rely on IP geolocation API to collect location information about all IP addresses reaching their networks. Cybersecurity professionals can then compare these IP addresses against known spam and phishing lists and block them where necessary, so employees and other stakeholders do not fall for scams.


Fraud detection


Payment processors can use geodata to identify possible fraudulent card-not-present transactions. If a purchase is made online from a remote location that does not match clients’ records, a verification process can then be initiated based on the information returned.


Categories:  IP Geolocation

WhoisXML API IP Geolocation API Features

Has featureWorks for both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
Has featureReliable and up-to-date IP address data from various sources with weekly updates
Has featureCovers most IP addresses currently in use
Has featureSearch terms include IP address, domain name, and email address
Has featureResults are available in both JSON and XML formats
Has featureConnected to a database with information on more than 30 million IP blocks and locations across 250 countries

WhoisXML API IP Geolocation API Screenshots

WhoisXML API IP Geolocation API Competitors

GeoSurf, IP2Location, Geo.ipify.org

WhoisXML API IP Geolocation API Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

WhoisXML API IP Geolocation API Support Options

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WhoisXML API IP Geolocation API Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No