The VPN detection API helps in detecting and blocking unauthorized access to content. It also helps in enforcing geo-blocking on a particular device. This can help prevent fraudulent activities and spam.
Simple guide to detecting IP addresses using a VPN
VPNs are widely used in most countries. However, there are many users who use them for malicious purposes. They may attempt to bypass digital rights management (DRM) and even fraud prevention measures.
Some providers also resell hacked SSH connections, with port 22 always open. Others use proxies to mask their true IPs, which can be a red flag for fraud.
Government agencies, e-commerce websites and gaming communities can also rely on the system. These organizations are able to detect VPN users by analyzing the Internet activity of a given user.
Financial institutions can also utilize the VPN detection API to check the identity of a client. By checking a client’s real IP address, these organizations can identify if a client is actually a legitimate person.
Governments can also rely on the system to check if a user is using VPNs for malicious purposes. The API will analyze a given IP address for patterns of behavior that can indicate a potential threat.
VPN and proxy identification is important to combat spam and fraud. In addition, it can be a great way to strengthen the KYC process. If a VPN or proxy is detected, it can be blocked, which can deter an adversary.
For a complete lookup, you can specify the IPv4 or IPv6 location of the client. You can also include a domain name or email address.