Farsight Security Introduces DNSDB Scout™ For Faster, Easier Threat Hunting

October 16 13:00 2018 Print This Article

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Farsight Security, Inc., the leader in DNS intelligence solutions, announced Farsight DNSDB Scout™ to accelerate the speed of threat hunting for today’s organizations. Farsight DNSDB Scout is a new Google Chrome Extension™  that provides a graphical UI for the company’s flagship solution, DNSDB, the world’s largest historical passive DNS database.

Farsight DNSDB Scout supports all the major features of the Farsight DNSDB™ API while providing users a simple, intuitive interface for faster, easier investigations.

Farsight DNSDB is the largest DNS intelligence database in the world, with more than 100 billion DNS records. Updated in real-time, Farsight DNSDB provides an ongoing snapshot of the changing Internet dating as far back as 2010. Organizations use this database to gain actionable information about past and current use of digital artifacts, such as IP addresses and domain names, by cybercriminals, to improve their cyber situational awareness to protect against attacks and reduce the risk of damaging brand and reputational integrity.

Farsight DNSDB Scout key features include:

  • Dashboard: Make DNSDB queries from your browser and keep a local history of queries you’ve previously made.
  • API Status: Tracks, displays, and updates your API key usage automatically.
  • Time Fencing: DNSDB serves as a post-attack “time machine” or “black box” flight recorder for the Internet. You can see data just from today or any time since 2010.
  • Punycode Support: Automatic Conversion of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN).
  • Limit Record Types: DNSDB has the largest number of DNS records. Only need MX records or AAAA records? Limit your queries to only get the results you need.
  • Crisp UX Design: Supports Table Sorting and Paginated Results
  • Tailored Output: Plaintext, JSON, CSV – select how you want your Passive DNS data exported and made available for additional processing later.

Pricing & Availability

Farsight DNSDB Scout is free and available now in the Chrome Web Store. A DNSDB API Key is required to use DNSDB Scout. To obtain a 30-day free trial of DNSDB API, please visit here. To learn more about DNSDB Scout, including how to install it, please read our blog article. For more information on Farsight DNSDB, please visit here.

About Farsight Security, Inc.

Farsight Security, Inc. is the world’s largest provider of historical and real-time passive DNS data. We enable security teams to qualify, enrich and correlate all sources of threat data and ultimately save time when it is most critical – during an attack or investigation. Our solutions provide enterprise, government and security industry personnel and platforms with unmatched global visibility, context and response. Farsight Security is headquartered in San Mateo, California, USA. Learn more about how we can empower your threat platform and security team with Farsight Security passive DNS solutions at www.farsightsecurity.com or follow us on Twitter: @FarsightSecInc.

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