Friday, April 6, 2018

API's for GeoLocation based on IP Address

"You need to think out loud concerning the security of your enterprise application". I say and hear this line every day as a security professional.
As it's growing the importance of application security it became one of the minimum requirements to know the location of the user to avoid any possible fraud. As the saying goes "prevention is better than cure".
There are scenarios that applications need to know the location of the user as it drives the relevant content to be presented to the user once authorized. I would rather park that line of study/discussion as my intent to focus on the web security in this post.
I come across such requirement quiet often and so thought to put together some of the GeoLocation providers out there on the web to serve the job of locating the user before giving access to mission-critical applications without any overhead to the application.
Listing some of the GeoLocation API providers based on the IP Address that is available in the market.
Note: Do your due diligence before implementing any of these API's for your application security as each provider has their advantages and limitations.

Hope this will be helpful.

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