Our client, the legal team of a major IT software vendor, provides services to customers and analytics to internal teams on software licensing status. Part of this work involves determining ownership of public IP addresses. While there are some tools on the market that help to provide this information, they do not provide detail at a level of accuracy required sometimes only providing details at an ISP level, and often containing outdated information. Our Client asked FiveBy to assess current sources, and recommend a solution that would more accurately detail IP attribution.
FiveBy reviewed and cataloged current external IP data sources and existing client intelligence related to IP attribution. Taking this information, FiveBy were able to create a tool (IP360) that draws data feeds from both external and internal sources providing more accurate and on demand results. The tool enables our client to search by company name and location providing a list of all IP addresses related to an organization.
Introduction of the IP360 Tool has significantly increased the client’s ability to accurately attribute IP addresses by organization. This has in turn helped the client provide more accurate information to end user customers. Internally, our client is now able to use the additional information for improved analytics in some cases leading to investigations against channel partners providing non-compliant software