Proxy detection is important in reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions. By catching fraudulent agents, organizations can make sure they are not being cheated.
What is IP address proxy detection?
Fraudsters hide their true IP addresses by using proxies. This makes it difficult for law enforcement agencies to track them. They need proxies to generate new IP addresses.
A proxy service can also conceal the physical location of a user. These proxies may be used by legitimate consumers. But they can also be used by cybercriminals to avoid being tracked by law enforcement.
A proxy’s IP address can be used to identify the underlying proxy server. It can help businesses understand their online users. In addition, it can prevent fraudulent transactions.
Several vendors offer proxy detection as part of their geolocation services. Many of these providers use technology from a small number of technology vendors.
Some of the more popular commercial ‘proxy detection’ services utilize an API to look up inbound connections. Others monitor the residential IP address range.
The Enhanced Proxy Detection workflow consists of an application that retrieves IP data from GeoGuard. The application then converts this data into an input format. Using the resulting information, the service can block potential vistor access to the service.
Another method for proxy detection is through HTTP header requests. The data in an HTTP request can contain valuable information about the connection. For example, if the URL of the web page is different from the IP address of the client, it is a sign that the user is using a proxy.