DNS look up

Finding information about DNS records is something security specialists do with a certain frequency. This information can be handy in several ways, which we will discuss in this article. The problem is that most tools for finding DNS records are becoming dated and difficult to use.

Most experienced tech specialists can use command-line methods. This requires some time and experience if you work with massive amounts of websites and can be especially tough for beginners. That’s where online tools come in.

Online tools like Spyse’s DNStable, greatly simplify the process of finding DNS records. Tools like this are a quick way of improving the workflow and efficiency of security engineers, pentesters, and sysadmins. We talked to the guys from Spyse and here’s what we know about the tool, which is currently running in beta testing.

Who Is This Tool For?

DNStable is a flexible tool which lends itself to security specialists for various purposes. It can aid in maintaining network security and preventing cyber threats. Here are some examples of who can use this tool:

Security Engineers

Attackers like to expose vulnerabilities in the target’s network. Security engineers can use this tool to find vulnerable endpoints, thus preventing cyber threats in advance. This tool also allows for monitoring domain settings, identifying all cases of unauthorized access, traffic redirection, and other domain threats.

Pentesters

Finding vulnerabilities is a task dedicated to pentesters. This tool greatly simplifies their workflow, allowing them to detect weaknesses related to DNS records continually.

System Administrators

DNStable helps system administrators ensure stable server performance. It utilizes domain owner validation and optimization of different DNS records, including TXT, MX, NS, SOA, and AAAA. With this tool, Sysadmins can quickly take preventive measures to protect a business network or a regular network from security breaches.

Check Out More Spyse Services

Spyse did well not to limit themselves to a DNS lookup service. They offer a multi-functional toolbox, where you can use their tools in combo through a single search engine. Six tools are making up the Spyse ecosystem, and they are currently functioning in beta test mode:

  • DNSlookup – as discussed above;
  • CertDB – a service for looking up SSL/TLS certificates; providing info on the certificate expiration date, the certificate issuer, and more;
  • FindSubdomains – explore all the subdomains of a specified domain, works with any existing domain;
  • PortMap -a port checker which allows you to find all open ports and map network perimeters;
  • ParseIP – a parsing tool which works on any text or image; parse for IP’s and domains inside them;
  • ASlookup – explore any existing autonomous system and its subnets.

This is a small glimpse of what these tools are capable of. Every tool is designed for simplify of use, utilizing filters to help sort information and improve your workflow.

Spyse also gives out 3 free credits for new users, plus 1 free credit each month, which you can use on any of the tools listed above.

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