Using Netlyze in Cybersecurity

As internet usage grows exponentially, more and more bad actors are entering the field with an ever-increasing range of threats.

In this new paradigm, cybersecurity professionals are constantly looking for better ways to protect digital assets and discover threats and unmask bad actors at play.

Netlyze has been built to sustain this effort with on-demand bulk data ready to be queried for obtaining the needed information quickly and with ease.

Here are some potential applications for Netlyze in the realm of cybersecurity:

1. Threat Intelligence & Detection:

How it works:
Our system continuously scans and detects various pieces of data such as: Domain registrations, DNS records and changes, response headers, page content etc. In this way, cybersecurity agencies can get fast access to large amounts of data as needed, in order to detect patterns or and various discrepancies that could indicate malicious intent or bad actors at play.

Example Use Case:
Let's assume there is a new domain that is very similar to a well-known brand. Such domains are being registered daily and yes we have seen plenty of this. The domain might be a number of things, from a phishing site to a command-and-control server in an early stage.

Why use Netlyze:
Getting a quick reference about this domain early, together with essential additional information about DNS and network, can be crucial for early mitigation of the issue and proper takedown of the malicious website(s) or server(s) as well as discovering connections that might lead to better enforcement of the necessary security actions, as well as preventing future attacks of a similar type.

2. Digital Forensics:

How it works:
While our most used feature might be the fresh data, it isn't all just about the present. Netlyze stores historical snapshots of web data, capturing past DNS and IP addresses and homepage HTML snapshots, as well as server header information etc. All these snapshots put together serve as a timeline of malicious activities from beginning to end.

Digital forensics experts can use this information to backtrack cyber infiltrations, detect any compromised systems, mitigate such attacks as well as discover the infrastructure and connections of the bad actors behind such threats.

Example Use Case:
In a given cyber security incident, digital forensic experts can track back the infiltrator's steps and what happened, based on historical DNS and page data. This provides extensive information about the infrastructure affected, entry points and mechanisms used for a given breach, but also providing essential information about the people and/or rogue organizations behind the attack.

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