Detect threats & takedown malicious domains
Protect Your Organization with Domain Monitoring
Threat actors use malicious domains to carry out a wide range of online attacks. The registration process is easy, cheap, and effective, so almost anyone can set up a fraudulent website to steal login credentials, divert web traffic, or sell counterfeit products.
Scammers also impersonate trusted brands by using spoofed domains to send phishing emails, conduct business email compromise (BEC) scams, and create ransomware attack lures. Protect against a wide range of domain threats with best-in-class domain monitoring.
Get Comprehensive Visibility into Threats
Cybercriminals register hundreds of thousands of look-alike domains to try to fool users every year. The ultimate goal of domain spoofing is to prompt interaction with a malicious email or have the user perform some ulterior motive like visiting a phishing site so the threat actor can steal personal information (PII) or gain access. By detecting these threat actors targeting your brand, you can protect against a variety of online threats like BEC and phishing scams.
However, detecting abuse requires visibility into new and existing domain registrations and the ability to mine those registrations for brand-related keywords and variations. Our domain monitoring solution continuously monitors SSL certificate logs, passive DNS data, and DNS zone files to source every active domain across more than 2,000 TLDs, including gTLDs and ccTLDs.
We also use several active DNS sourcing methods to proactively collect massive amounts of domain data. This approach provides broad visibility across the vast domain threat landscape, enables the identification of a wide variety of domain threats, including domain spoofing, and increases the speed of detection versus other methods.
Reduces Noise So You Can Focus on Threats
Intelligence tools built to monitor new and existing domains for brand matches and variations can generate large volumes of false positives. Sorting through endless domain names can get in the way of detecting threats, yet security teams must sift through this noise to single out malicious domains that pose material risk to their organizations.
Eliminate the headache of searching for look-alike domains. Our domain monitoring solution combines advanced automated analysis and expert vetting of domain variations. This removes false positives from the haystack, allowing your team to focus on verified threats targeting your organization.
How to Defend Against Look-Alikes
This playbook breaks down the domain threat landscape, how domains are abused, how to detect abuse, and what is required to mitigate domain threats. By following this playbook, security professionals can minimize the risk that domain spoofing poses to their organizations.
Streamlines the Takedown of Domains
The only method of fully mitigating the risk posed by a malicious domain is to take it offline. Our service works directly with the domain registrar to facilitate domain takedown.
The domain takedown process can prove to be highly complex and time-consuming depending on the type of threat and the registrar involved. Entities requesting domain takedown must provide detailed evidence of abuse, and ultimately it is up to the registrar to determine if the offending domain should be removed.
PhishLabs’ domain monitoring service gathers the evidence needed to get malicious domains taken offline quickly. We know what types of abuse qualify for takedown and what evidence each registrar requires.
Having cultivated an extensive network of trusted registrar partners, our customers benefit with access to automated killswitches, preferred escalation procedures, the highest success rate, and the fastest speed of malicious takedown in the industry.
Reduces Burden and Cuts Your Workload
Typically, the burden is placed on security teams to find and mitigate domain threats. They must frequently tune collection parameters, churn through high volumes of potential threats, and pursue mitigation of those they’re able to identify.
With Fortra’s PhishLabs Domain Monitoring service, we own the entire threat detection and mitigation process as an extension of your security team. We do all of this without adding to your operational workload – that’s why the most targeted organizations in the world trust PhishLabs to protect their brands from digital risks.
Augment Domain Monitoring with Agari
Agari DMARC Protection combined with PhishLabs’ Domain Monitoring can provide organizations with comprehensive domain protection. This is because Agari stops phishing by automating the process of DMARC email authentication and prevents look-alike domain attacks by continuously monitoring your ecosystem, even as cybercriminals switch to other attack types to circumvent filters and legacy email security controls.
Agari has been proven to deliver a higher rate of enforcement than any other vendor and has helped more organizations realize business value by bringing their domains to a DMARC policy of reject.
Agari DMARC Protection also includes email cloud intelligence, which automatically identifies, monitors, and manages emails being sent on your behalf by third-party email senders. This enables businesses to easily identify and authorize legitimate email communications, block malicious emails from cybercriminals, and protect consumers and partners from email attacks.
Domain Monitoring Features
- Look-alike domains
- Fake websites
- Brand impersonation
- Website traffic redirection
- Credential theft phishing
- New domain registrations
- Historical domain registrations
- SSL certificate registrations
Domain analysis includes the capture and review of the following information when available:
- Threat URLs
- MX records
- WHOIS data
PhishLabs will automatically pursue mitigation of confirmed malicious domains and notify you of potential unauthorized domains for review.
PhishLabs will monitor confirmed malicious or unauthorized domains for changes and provide notifications if material changes are detected.
“PhishLabs made the entire process–from procurement to deployment and ongoing monitoring–SIMPLE. The portal UI makes monitoring easy for potential abuse cases requiring the organization’s attention. I have full confidence in the level of protection obtained as a result of the service from PhishLabs.”
– Gartner Peer Insights, 2023