How Does Our Proxy Detection Service Work?
IPQ's proxy detection service can be queried via an API lookup or through our user dashboard to instantly reduce fraud. The IP address and other forensic factors of the connection are analyzed to determine if the user is hiding behind a spoofed IP or is attempting to frequently change their device. 19 variables (such as proxy status, organization, time zone, fraud score, VPN status, Tor status, crawler status, etc.) are returned for each proxy API lookup to provide a detailed analysis for each request. IPQ's threat blacklists are actively maintained and updated hourly to include the latest emerging threats from hijacked computers, open proxies, & other sources of malicious connections. We also remove IP addresses from our database that are no longer threats to reduce the chance of a false-positive result which is a significant issue for other proxy detection service providers and can greatly limit legitimate traffic.Try It Now - Free Test for Proxies & VPNs
What Makes Our Proxy Detection Service Different?
IPQ provides the most accurate proxy detection service in the industry. Through the use of proprietary honeypots, blacklists, and forensic analysis we are able to detect compromised connections and risky users to a significantly higher degree than any other anti-fraud service. We welcome you to test our service as every user is awarded 5,000 free lookups per month and additional lookup queries are the most affordable in the industry. Our goal is to help you prevent fraud, increase ROI, & save you money at the same time!
Fraud Scoring and Proactive Fraud Prevention
The anti-fraud industry has different approaches for dealing with fraud. We believe that the best way to manage fraud is to completely prevent it from happening, rather than review post-analysis reports or get notified after the fraud has been committed. Blocking proxy and VPN connections is a great foundation to proactively prevent fraud but we have found that a deeper approach is more effective. All of our anti-fraud tools now return a real-time "fraud score" so that users with a high fraud score can be instantly detected and flagged for review or redirected away from critical parts of a site like a registration page, payment page, comments section, etc. This results in fewer problems with clients, reduced time spent on cleaning up abuse such as manually finding duplicate users, clearing spam, blocking users, and in general less headaches so you can focus on productive tasks.
Our Proxy Detection API can accept additional information to enhance the "fraud score" accuracy. We recommend passing the user agent (browser), user language, and additional details found on the user dashboard into each API request. This gives us greater insight than just examining an IP address so we can give you the most accurate prediction of fraudulent behavior for each lookup. IPQ's fraud scoring combined with the status of the lookup as a proxy connection, VPN connection, or Tor connection is a proven solution to preventing fraud and abuse.