Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Analytics //

Security Monitoring

09:30 AM
Dark Reading
Dark Reading
Products and Releases


Intuitive SaaS Platform Leverages Industry-Leading Whois, Domain Profile, and DNS Datasets to Help Security Teams Investigate Cyberattacks, Profile Threat Actors

SEATTLE Sept. 15, 2015DomainTools, the leader in domain name and DNS research, today announced the launch of Iris, its new flagship product for cybercrime and cyberespionage investigation. DomainTools Iris is a proprietary threat intelligence and investigation platform that combines enterprise-grade domain and DNS-based intelligence with an intuitive web interface, helping security teams quickly and efficiently investigate potential cybercrime and cyberespionage.

 Powered by DomainTools’ market-leading global database of domain and IP address profile information, Iris enables security and IT teams to profile threats and indicators of compromise, to identify other domains, hosting infrastructure and identities used by the attackers, and to get ahead of future attacks by monitoring and blocking future holdings of threat actors.

The need is acute. Within the past year, cyber attackers have become increasingly sophisticated and often target mid-size enterprises, in addition to the large firms involved in headline-making breaches. According to a recent report from PwC,cybersecurity incidents have increased by 66 percent year-over-year since 2009 and that number continues to climb.

“Network security, threat intelligence and incident response professionals have too many IOCs (Indicators of Compromise) and too few resources, so we have created a product purpose-built for their workflows,” said Tim Chen, CEO of DomainTools. “DomainTools has long been known as the go-to resource for domain profile and Whois data, but our more sophisticated security customers have for years utilized the adjacent DNS data sets we also provision. Today, we are launching a revolutionary new product that exposes and integrates a number of these other DNS-based data sets in a way that will make the daily cyberthreat investigations by security and IT professionals faster, more insightful and easier to administer.”

DomainTools Iris helps analysts answer two key questions at the outset of every security investigation:  who is behind the attack, and what other Internet resources do they own or control? Attribution and profiling are critical to response prioritization and resource allocation, and ultimately to takedown and prosecution. Starting with a single data point, an analyst can often illuminate an extended network of connected infrastructure; instead of painstakingly piecing together disparate tools and data, researchers can now rapidly and cost-effectively map and store investigations within Iris. Armed with this information, analysts can lock down against current threats, research previous incursions, and predict and prevent future attacks from the same actors. DomainTools Iris can be a difference-maker for SOCs (Security Operations Centers) of all sizes and maturity levels.

For more information on DomainTools Iris or to request a demo, please visit www.domaintools.com

About DomainTools®

DomainTools is the leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence. With over 15 years of ‘cyber fingerprint’data across the global Internet, DomainTools helps companies assess security threats, profile attackers, investigate online fraud and crimes, and map cyber activity in order to stop attacks. Fortune 1000 companies, global government agencies, and many security solution vendors use the DomainTools platform as a critical ingredient in their threat investigation and mitigation work. Learn more about how to connect the dots on criminal activity at http://www.domaintools.com or follow us on Twitter:@domaintools.


Media Contact:

Kristin Scheidegger

Barokas PR for DomainTools

[email protected]


Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 6/5/2020
How AI and Automation Can Help Bridge the Cybersecurity Talent Gap
Peter Barker, Chief Product Officer at ForgeRock,  6/1/2020
Cybersecurity Spending Hits 'Temporary Pause' Amid Pandemic
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  6/2/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: What? IT said I needed virus protection!
Current Issue
How Cybersecurity Incident Response Programs Work (and Why Some Don't)
This Tech Digest takes a look at the vital role cybersecurity incident response (IR) plays in managing cyber-risk within organizations. Download the Tech Digest today to find out how well-planned IR programs can detect intrusions, contain breaches, and help an organization restore normal operations.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-05
The Elementor Page Builder plugin before 2.9.9 for WordPress suffers from a stored XSS vulnerability. An author user can create posts that result in a stored XSS by using a crafted payload in custom links.
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-05
The Elementor Page Builder plugin before 2.9.9 for WordPress suffers from multiple stored XSS vulnerabilities. An author user can create posts that result in stored XSS vulnerabilities, by using a crafted link in the custom URL or by applying custom attributes.
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-05
In Combodo iTop a menu shortcut name can be exploited with a stored XSS payload. This is fixed in all iTop packages (community, essential, professional) in version 2.7.0 and iTop essential and iTop professional in version 2.6.4.
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-05
In Combodo iTop, dashboard ids can be exploited with a reflective XSS payload. This is fixed in all iTop packages (community, essential, professional) for version 2.7.0 and in iTop essential and iTop professional packages for version 2.6.4.
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-05
In the cheetah free wifi 5.1 driver file liebaonat.sys, local users are allowed to cause a denial of service (BSOD) or other unknown impact due to failure to verify the value of a specific IOCTL.