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Referrer URL Scanning with Phishing Detection APIs

The referrer URLs in your web server logs provide valuable information on where your site visitors are coming from. You can use these URLs with Bolster Phishing Detection APIs to help identify phishing websites that are targeting your brand. Bolster’s engine detects phishing on such URLs in real-time and helps you identify users who might be compromised.

Easy to Integrate

Unlike web agent integration, using Bolster Phishing Detection APIs does not require involvement from product teams. Your web server logs provide the URLs to scan.

Benefits of Scanning Referral URLs

Proactively scanning referral URLs enables you to:

  • Identify  account takeovers in real-time.
    Instantly identify a compromised user when they get redirected from a malicious site. You can force a password reset or limit their access immediately. Flag, hide, or verify compromised-account activity to prevent platform abuse.
  • Automatically take down the phishing site impersonating your brand.
    Bolster sends takedown notices to hosting providers the moment it identifies a phishing site. This prevents one account takeover from turning into thousands.
  • Block malicious infrastructure proactively.
    Bolster’s rich threat intelligence API can help identify malicious infrastructure based on the domains in your referral logs. This helps you take additional proactive measures, like blocking all traffic from such infrastructure.
Updated on June 23, 2023

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