September 27, 2018

Security awareness provider KnowBe4 launches fake domain identifier

The product known as ‘Domain Doppelgänger’ will help brands identify malicious and fake web domains to mitigate cyber risks.

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Security awareness and simulated phishing platform provider KnowBe4 have launched a fake domain identifier called Domain Doppelgänger. With this launch, KnowBe4 will help established brands having a strong online presence to identify malicious and fake web domains to mitigate cyber risks and promote security awareness.

According to KnowBe4, for every top global brand registered, there exist more than 20 fake web domains. They say that these web domains imitating the original, are a potential risk to organizations because they can cause phishing or malware attacks.

By launching Domain Doppelgänger, KnowBe4 say that they will allow global brands to search, identify, assess and analyze these potentially harmful domains. They say that this tool will aggregate results that include risk indicators based on results and generate an online safety quiz for the organization’s end users to boost security awareness.

Speaking about the launch, Stu Sjouwerman, CEO at KnowBe4, commented:

Imitation domains are a risk to organizations because they can prompt phishing scams or can contain malware.

Instead of using multiple methods to search for at-risk domains, IT professionals can utilize KnowBe4’sDomain Doppelgänger tool as a one-stop shop to identify, aggregate, analyze and assess these domains.

By learning the look-alike domains that might impact your brand, you can better protect your organization from cybercrime.

KnowBe4 say that this product can be used as a precursor by large as well as small enterprises before they choose or deploy any hosting service. They say that the Domain Doppelgänger will enable such enterprises to build better brand equity in their respective markets.

The security awareness company claims that the number of fake internet domain names that are being used is more than 116,000 with look-alike domains of sites like Facebook, Twitter, Gucci, Wells Fargo and others.

Industry experts claim that global brands should be aware of such misrepresentations and take measures to boost their brand identity just as Tungsten is to provide brandable domains to customers.

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