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WhoisXML API Historical WHOIS Intelligence Now Covers 20+ Billion Records

We are thrilled to announce that our historical WHOIS database now contains more than 20 billion WHOIS records. This continuous repository expansion plays an important role in strengthening and deepening cybersecurity investigations, digital risk protection, and attacker footprinting, among other use cases.

WhoisXML API has been actively upgrading its WHOIS history product coverage for more than 14 years now of WHOIS data collection, aggregation, and processing. In recent years, we have had several notable repository expansions. From 13.7+ historical WHOIS records in Q1 2022, our coverage rose to 15.6 billion in Q1 2023. This year, we saw an estimated 28% increase, with our historical WHOIS data now spanning more than 20 billion records.

Navigating Today’s OSINT Ecosystem Effectively

Organizations of all types have long been relying on open-source intelligence (OSINT) for various business purposes, most notably cybersecurity. There’s a growing need for it. In fact, experts predict that the worldwide OSINT market revenue will reach US$38.07 billion by 2028 from US$12.2 billion in 2023. And that’s not surprising given that 75% of security professionals have seen the volume of cyber attacks rise in the past year alone.

But the OSINT ecosystem is vast, comprising hundreds if not thousands of disparate types, sources, tools, and techniques. Navigating it can be a challenge. Organizations not only need to know what information to gather but also which vendor to tap and how to piece all the details together to come up with concrete cybersecurity measures.

March 2024: Domain Activity Highlights

WhoisXML API researchers analyzed more than 7.3 million domains registered between 1 and 31 March 2024 to identify global domain registration trends, including the most popular registrars, registrant countries, and top-level domain (TLD) extensions.

We also studied the TLD usage and associated threat type breakdown of more than 1.1 million domains detected as indicators of compromise (IoCs) in March.

Finally, we summarized the findings and provided links to the threat reports produced during the period with the aid of DNS, IP, and domain intelligence sources.

Empowering Your GRC Program with Actionable Cyber Intelligence

Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) is a threefold strategy for managing an organization’s overall structure, potential risks, and regulatory adherence. Today’s increasing regulatory complexity, data privacy concerns, and evolving cybersecurity risks are driving the market, which is projected to reach US$104.5 billion by 2030.

GRC has come a long way since organizations saw its significance in the early 2000s. From using Excel spreadsheets and performing each GRC component separately, today’s professionals can now employ platforms to automate almost any relevant business process.

However, not all GRC solutions are created equal. Those that stand out help organizations address the growing challenge of obtaining consistent, high-quality information to inform their GRC efforts.

WhoisXML API Integration Is Now Available on Query.AI

WhoisXML API Integration Is Now Available on Query.AI

WhoisXML API is thrilled to announce a new integration with Query.AI, a federated search platform for security data. This collaboration will allow security analysts, investigators, and other Query.AI users to leverage powerful domain and IP intelligence for enriched federated search capabilities and to proactively identify and enrich suspicious domains and IP addresses with ownership and geolocation data.

Demonstrating NIST CSF 2.0 Compliance with Cyber Intelligence

Cybersecurity is a top priority for most organizations, with 96% of CEOs saying it is critical for success. However, most CEOs worry their organizations cannot fully defend against cyber attacks.

To help organizations achieve their cybersecurity goals, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) updated the widely adopted Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) in February 2024. NIST CSF 2.0 has an expanded scope, making it applicable to all organizations across sectors and types.

The Key to Effective External Asset Discovery

The external attack surface management (EASM) industry has exploded over the years. As of Q1 2023, dozens of vendors have been competing against each other, and more have since entered the market.

However, an EASM solution is only as good as the asset visibility it provides. After all, EASM platform users can’t effectively manage what they can’t see. For this reason, external asset discovery is the foundation of EASM, dictating the overall effectiveness of an EASM strategy or solution.

WhoisXML API Integration Is Now Available on Cyware

WhoisXML API Integration Is Now Available on Cyware

WhoisXML API is thrilled to announce the new integration with Cyware, a leading provider of threat intelligence management, security collaboration, and cyber fusion solutions. This collaboration will allow IT and security teams, MSSPs, and other Cyware customers to automate their collection of accurate and up-to-date domain and IP information.

The integration of WHOIS API into the Cyware Orchestrate platform is set to enable users to obtain much-needed context when responding to security incidents involving domains and provide automated domain and IP data enrichment for reverse DNS lookups and domain reputation queries.

WHOIS API delivers various advantages and capabilities through this integration, including:

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