IP Geolocation API for efficient cybersecurity data
Albert Remy | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 02, 2020

IP Geolocation API for efficient cybersecurity data

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with WhoisXML API IP Geolocation API

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.
  • Early detection of malicious IP addresses that could result in a data breach.
  • Faster investigation of malicious IP addresses.
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.

Do you think WhoisXML API IP Geolocation API delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with WhoisXML API IP Geolocation API's feature set?

Yes

Did WhoisXML API IP Geolocation API live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of WhoisXML API IP Geolocation API go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy WhoisXML API IP Geolocation API again?

Yes

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.