Threat hunters are looking for needles in the haystack, which is why, contrary to popular belief, they need as big a haystack as possible. Anomalies only become apparent in a broad and comprehensive data set.
While open-source intelligence tools like ZMap, Masscan, and Nmap are great (especially for one-offs), they require significant overhead to manage: the volume is unwieldy, freshness is a concern without massive infrastructure investments, and structuring data for easy pivoting takes too much manpower.
The creators of ZMap founded Censys to provide reliable, fresh, and highly-indexed Internet-wide scan data at scale, giving organizations the best visibility into threats. Use the most comprehensive view of the Internet for your analysis with no maintenance.
Run SQL queries on Censys Data in Google BigQuery. We do the ETL, you manage the GCP instance. This method enables you to regex the entire Internet and easily build a data pipeline.
The API powers automation, providing flexibility to scale operations. Build your own integration or use our open-source CLI tool and Python Library. Censys data can enrich many security products and platforms.
Download scan data in JSON format for maximum flexibility in custom workflows (Elasticsearch, Cassandra, AWS Redshift, etc.). This is a great fit for organizations who are building a “data lake” or for large enterprises with very strict privacy restrictions.
The Censys Search WebUI operates like a search engine, with the ability to construct queries on 10K+ unique attributes for exploratory searches.
If you’re leveraging Censys Data to find assets belonging to your organization, Censys can help! Our Attack Surface Management platform helps organizations understand their external exposures.