The developer community grasped the opportunity to experiment with the Spamhaus Intelligence API beta release with open arms.  This got us thinking… what about offering up our datasets to developers on a more permanent basis?  What about a Spamhaus Developer License?

Supporting the internet community

Spamhaus believes in making the internet a safer place. The wider access there is to the latest IP and reputation data, the better.

We manage the free Data Query Service (DQS), on behalf of The Spamhaus Project, for this very reason. The DQS provides small-scale users with access to DNS Blocklists free of charge, 24/7.

We also provide the free DNSF Firewall Threat Feeds to protect against the worst of the worst threats for those running their DNS infrastructure. Last but not least, there’s free access to Passive DNS for users wanting to check historical DNS records on an occasional basis.

But we wanted to take this community spirit a step further; to encourage and support the development of applications and solutions using the wide range of threat intelligence data we have available.

The Spamhaus Developer License

We’re aware that it can take time to find the right use case and build the right application to meet its needs.  So, we’ve created a license to give developers access to the data without the 30-day time limit attached to a trial. The developer license runs for six-month periods.

There’s also a dedicated dev community, connecting like-mind developers to share ideas, challenges and issues.  We hope this community will support its members through builds, share use cases, and feedback on the data, so we can keep improving it.

For those who want to stress test a solution and require additional query volumes for a limited testing time, please reach out to us.  Where possible, we’re here to support your requirements.

The Developer License is currently only available for the Spamhaus Intelligence API (SIA). Still, in the not-too-distant future, we hope to be sharing additional products and datasets to enable developers to experiment with all our datasets and see what challenges they can address.

The Spamhaus Intelligence API

SIA provides simple access to our enhanced datasets.  This makes it easy to integrate into threat intelligence platforms, automate reporting, along with many other applications.

Companies, such as Red Sift Open Cloud, are already reaping the benefits from the increased intelligence that SIA’s metadata supplies. SIA has given them a competitive advantage, enabling them to deliver immediate insight to their customers, “saving them weeks of work.”  Read more about this use case here.

How to apply for a Developer License.

Fill in the form on our Developer License page.  Once you’ve verified your email address, an account is created for you in our Customer Portal, along with access to SIA. It’s that simple.

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Spamhaus Intelligence API (SIA)

This API provides access to metadata relating to IP addresses exhibiting compromised behavior, including malware, worm and trojan infections.

The breadth of data available via an easily consumable API provides security developers with scores of opportunities.

  • Save valuable time investigating and reporting
  • Simple and quick to access
  • Data you can trust in

Resources

Spamhaus Botnet Threat Update, Q1 2021

15 April 2021

Report

After a quiet(ish) end to 2020 in Spamhaus’ botnet world, the first quarter of this year kicked off in style. The major news surrounded the takedown of the Emotet botnet in January. Nonetheless, as one malware departs, others arrive on the scene, as proved by the 24% increase in the total number of botnet C&Cs Spamhaus researchers observed.

Red Sift increases customers’ insight and productivity with Spamhaus Intelligence API

23 March 2021

Case Study

Global cybersecurity software company, Red Sift, use the Spamhaus Intelligence API to free up time for their customers while providing important insight on why an IP is blocked.

Discover the possibilities with Spamhaus Intelligence API [beta]

2 December 2020

News

This API provides security developers with easy access to metadata relating to IP addresses that are showing signs of compromise. This data provides scores of opportunities for use across security applications, programs and services.