IPViking – Botnets for Bankers?
What would you think of a technology company that can do the following (emphasis added):
• Integrated blocklist functionality into any online media that interacts with an end user to validate the given credentials
• Advanced API functionality allows for checking an address against our blocklists to gain detailed intelligence – including the specific transaction that resulted in the block
• Advanced geolocation filtering with advanced rules and policy creation tools able to filter down to zip codes and cities around the world
• Complete risk assessment of an IP address based on historical and current (delay of only microseconds) activity.
• An accurate reputation score and detailed assessment of an IP address, based on fresh records and advanced algorithms
• Ability to use the API to retrieve seals that the IPViking API is in use by an address
• Submit your findings that our system will traverse and analyze with a response in seconds – helping mitigate attacks and other malicious activity.
For the first time in history, we offer community-driven clearinghouse features where IPViking will analyze public submissions of potential threats. Analysis and response will be provided seconds after submission. This feature mitigates potential high-risk and zero-day threats for many industries.
I am in favor of secure payment systems, but I am not sure I like this approach. At all.
Just what exact algorithms do they use to make this “reputation” file. They have a demo page that shows what sort of results they produce that’s not in the above video.
This is a small but quickly growing company. They have all sorts of computing capacity as you can tell from the video. And they’ve just lured a big name from the payments industry to join their board. O.B. Rawls is leaving FirstData, a huge player in payments industry.
And from what I can tell, but not positive, of the IPViking API, a company who hires a payment vendor who is using that API, wouldn’t necessarily know from their submission to the payment vendor that their customer IPs were being scoured, ranked and repped in such a manner.