Privacy detection on any IP address

Our Privacy Detection API detects various methods used to mask a user's true IP address, including VPN detection, proxy detection, tor usage, or a connection via a hosting provider, which could potentially be used to tunnel traffic, and mask the true IP address.

Try it out

Enter an IP address, and we’ll display whether it’s using any method to mask an IP including VPN detection, proxy detection, tor usage, or a connection via a hosting provider.

  • YVPN
  • Proxy
  • Tor
  • YHosting

Accurate data, updated regularly

We perform custom full internet wide scans to detect almost 10 million active VPNs. This is combined with data on public SOCKS and HTTP proxies, tor exit nodes, and our own IP usage type classification to determine which IP ranges belong to hosting providers. The data is updated regularly, so the results are always fresh.

A few ways to use our Privacy Detection API

  • Filter malicious traffic by blocking bots and spammers
  • Enforce content access restrictions by detecting VPNs
  • Prevent web scraping by blocking proxies and requests from servers
  • Fight fraud by flagging users who are masking their identity
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Our APIs are trusted by industry leaders all across the world

  • SecurityTrials
  • BlueVoyant
  • SecurityScorecard
  • craigslist

Getting started is easy

To access the full privacy details, please consider trialing our Privacy Detection API or you can reach out to our sales team for more information. Start with our 7-day no-risk free trial!

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  • #Privacy Detection API sample response
  • $ curl ipinfo.io/43.241.71.120/privacy?token=$TOKEN
  • { "vpn": true, "proxy": false, "tor": false, "hosting": true }