As a system administrator, cyber analyst, software developer, or network engineer concerned with cybersecurity, you probably spend a lot of time with log files and tools like SIEMs to keep track of your apps, sites, and network environment.

But SIEMs and other tools can quickly become “data dumpsters” that turn into major “time sinks” for you as you try to do your daily job identifying, preparing for, and reacting to threats.

The solution to this problem? Don’t throw everything in the dumpster to start with.

Organize Your Data “Trash Heap.”

For most, you probably spend a lot of time reacting to and investigating threats to your APIs, apps, and sites from external network activity, i.e. outside IPs connecting to (or probing) your network boundaries and endpoints.

As well, traffic emanating from within your networks and apps to outside domains and IPs often brings you back trouble in the form of more “negative attention” from malicious IPs.

Typically, most SIEM operators ingest access and firewall logs in bulk so they can search for problems when they need to identify possible sources for issues. This is problematic for many reasons, but two of the biggest are:

  • SIEMs are usually used most often for time-consuming dumpster-diving “after the fact” of a cyber event
  • SIEMs are often filled to the brim with IP addresses that have no context or characterization

Here at Musubu, we’ve introduced our IP address data APIs that come with built-in cyber threat and network characterizations to give IPs context and meaning. In other words, we can tell you if an IP has been associated with a cyber threat, what kind, and how many. As well, we can show you what network and type of network the IP originates from; something that’s unique to our system called “Known Networks®.”

Many SIEM users ingest our API data right into their systems to help organize the data better and give meaning to the (often) messy collection of meaningless IPs that fill the system. Now, this is great for advanced users or companies large enough to pay for and support SIEM usage, but how can smaller firms help themselves?

Enter MusubuApp, A Big Helping Hand.

We’ve just rolled out our new progressive web app called MusubuApp, “THE IP Threat Intelligence Portal.”

musubuapp ip threat intelligence portal

It’s designed to help threat hunters, engineers, and administrators quickly be able to research and monitor up to 500 IPs at a time for vital info on them – and their potential cyber threats.

Why use it? Well, MusubuApp can be left up on your screens all day while you work. As you get alerts and notifications of events or reports of potential cyber issues, you can pop in those suspicious IPs and get an instant “score card” that helps you know where to start digging first in hopes of faster threat identification, discovery, and mitigation.

Think of MusubuApp as an invaluable sort of helper app for your SIEM or Threat Intelligence portal. And that’s just one use case for it. There are dozens more.

Who can make use of MusubuApp? Well, we have a surprisingly wide user base:

  • Software Developers
  • Web Developers
  • System Administrators
  • Network Engineers
  • Cybersecurity Analysts
  • Cyber Researchers
  • App Developers
  • Marketing Firms
  • Digital Advertisers

Why so many? Well, MusubuApp’s specific IP data and wide set of feature are found nowhere else in a product so affordable and easy-to-use:

  • Query up to 500 IPs
  • Cyber Threat Profile per IP
  • Threat Type and Volume Rating
  • Network of Origin Profile Per IP
  • Network Name and Type
  • Tag & Share Individual IPs
  • Create IP Address Notations
  • Monitor Global IP Trends
  • Latest Blacklists by Threat Type
  • See Popular IPs Being Searched
  • Upload IPs from CSV or JSON
  • Export IPs to JSON or CSV

It’s no wonder most of our clients get actionable, useable information within minutes of signing in and using the web tool. Take a look now for free and help meet some of your biggest needs:

  • Identify Threats to Your Network
  • Detect Malicious IPs Hitting Your Sites, App, and APIs
  • Restrict Access Out of Your Network to Bad Sites
  • Create a Knowledge Base of IP Traffic
  • Monitor Safety of B2B APIs You Interact With
  • Routinely Scan Your Endpoints
  • Alerts Ops Teams to Potential Problems

Try it now for FREE at https://musubuapp.io.

Got Questions or Feedback?

Reach out and ask us anything or let us know about features you’d like to see in MusubuApp! We’ll mail you a free t-shirt for your trouble!


About the Author

Jason Polancich

Jason Polancich is app designer and digital marketing lead for Musubu.io. Polancich is a linguist, software engineer, data scientist, intelligence analyst, and real estate broker and investor with his wife and business partner Rebekah. He's also the founder and lead architect of VandalsSmile, a data-driven, small business marketing and lead generation network making big data work practically and usefully for owners. Polancich also originally created HackSurfer/SurfWatch Labs (Pre-VC), a cyber analytics firm founded in 2013 that provides highly accurate, timely and actionable information to businesses regarding the cybercrime threats they face. Polancich is a serial entrepreneur focused on solving complex internet commerce, data analysis, and cyber-defense problems. Novii Design, a company he co-founded in 2005 with Rebekah Lewis-Polancich, was based on his contributions to cloud architectures, distributed computing, data analysis and systems integration. The company assisted the U.S. Intelligence Community and Department of Defense in building some of the largest data warehouse and analysis systems ever put into operation within the government and defense contracting sectors. Novii Design was sold to Six3/CACI in 2010. Polancich is also a service-disabled veteran of the U.S. Army. Amazon Author Profile.

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