DarkIQ: Dark Web Monitoring Tool

Automatically monitor for external threats to your digital environments and prevent costly security incidents–against your brand, suppliers, and people with actionable dark web alerts.

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Spot Cyberattacks Earlier

DarkIQ is your secret weapon, continuously monitoring the dark web for hidden cybercriminal activity—so you don’t have to. Think of us like your automated analyst. Our dark web monitoring tool detects, categorizes, and alerts you to imminent threats so you can take action against cybercriminals before they strike.

What is dark web monitoring?

The dark web is an anonymous part of the internet that is inaccessible through traditional search engines. It is often used by criminals to sell and trade stolen data, such as passwords, credit card numbers, and social security numbers. Using dark web monitoring, it’s possible to automatically scan the dark web to detect and monitor potential threats and vulnerabilities that can compromise an organization’s digital security. Dark web monitoring helps businesses stay one step ahead of cybercriminals and take necessary measures to safeguard their confidential information.

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Automated alerts from dark web monitoring

DarkIQ continuously monitors the dark web for cybercriminal activity. Using advanced AI and analytics, our dark web monitoring tool automatically scans your organization’s attributes, such as domains and IPs, against over 475 billion deep and dark web records.

Tailored dark web mentions

Your dark web alerts are always contextualized, with a complete picture of actor, location, and even real-time and cached access to the dark web data directly. This way your team can save time and focus on the real threats.

Best dark web dataset

Draw from the world’s most comprehensive dark web dataset to give your organization unprecedented access to monitor dark web marketplaces, forums, and onion sites, as well as code repositories, social chats, CVEs, domains, phishing sites, and more.

Comprehensive Dataset

Understand Your Dark Web Exposure

Get instant visibility into emerging threats through our dark web monitoring tool, powered by our automated data collection, analysis, and alerting. DarkIQ gives security teams the ability to detect previously unobtainable resources on the dark web that cybercriminals might use to execute their attacks, such as leaked credentials and software vulnerabilities.

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Dark Web Traffic Monitoring

Monitor Dark web traffic: A key indicator of malicious activity

Get agentless visibility into live and historical Tor traffic to and from your network. Searchlight’s proprietary technology helps security teams detect criminal reconnaissance and insider threats, so you can stop attackers from compromising your network.

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Supply Chain Security

Supply chain dark web monitoring tools

Monitor and manage cyber risks within your supplier network from a centralized dashboard. Supply Chain Security continuously monitors the dark web for the earliest signs of criminals targeting your suppliers and third-party partners, so you can proactively take action and defend your organization against supply chain attacks. 

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Understand threats in other languages

AI-powered language translation

Understand threats in the top 10 used languages on the dark web – even on posts using dark web Russian slang. Searchlight can translate as accurately as a human using Neural Machine Translation (NMT) system – to ensure you always have the context you need to defend your organization from threats on the dark web.

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MITRE ATTACK integration in DarkIQ dark web monitoring platform

Respond to threats quicker


All actions in DarkIQ are automatically mapped to the relevant MITRE ATT&CK techniques. This ensures that DarkIQ not only alerts you to the earliest warning signs of a cyberattack but also provides actionable guidance to counter the techniques used by threat actors in different stages of an attack – helping you prioritize and respond to threats quicker.

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Actionable Threat Intelligence

Stop cyber attacks dead With DarkIQ: Our Dark Web Monitoring Tool

See what threat actors are planning. Spot the early warning signs of attack including insider threat, executive threat, and supply chain compromise before they impact your business.

Benefits of dark web monitoring

Supercharge Your Security With our Dark Web monitoring tool

Identify Data Breaches

Find dark web indicators of a breach that might leave you exposed to further attacks.


Increase SOC Efficiency

Prioritize alerts based on dark web intelligence that indicates an imminent threat.


Enrich Your Threat Intelligence

With pre-attack intelligence on the reconnaissance threat actors undertake on the deep and dark web.


Build Threat Models

Based on dark web intelligence on the capability, opportunity, and intent of threat groups.


Enhance Supply Chain Cybersecurity

With visibility into the dark web exposure of suppliers and cybercriminals targeting your third parties.


Inform Incident Response

Our dark web monitoring tool allows you to investigate the chain of events that led to an attack to inform mitigation and response.


Trusted by the world’s most forward-thinking enterprises and cyber investigation teams


Excellent service. Great tool for breach investigation.

— Managing Director, IT Services Industry


Unique high-tech offering yet with people who are easy to work with.

— Security practice director, IT Services Industry


An amazing resource for conducting breach investigations.

— Digital marketing Analyst

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Dark Web Monitoring FAQs

Dark web monitoring involves actively scanning the dark web to identify and track potential cyber threats or vulnerabilities that could compromise your (or your organization’s) digital security.

Dark web monitoring tools are essential for businesses and individuals looking to safeguard data by monitoring the dark web for stolen data, compromised credentials, and other cyber threats.

Yes, dark web monitoring is safe. It involves passive monitoring of online threats without directly engaging with cybercriminals or illegal activities.

DarkIQ is a dark web monitoring tool that empowers cybersecurity professionals to create profiles for automatically identifying external threats against their brand, employees, and suppliers. It continuously monitors dark web marketplaces and forums to help you identify the earliest warning signs of an attack, including leaked company credentials, new vulnerabilities, or dark web discussions related to your organization or suppliers. DarkIQ provides actionable dark web alerts, enabling you to take proactive measures before these threats impact your organization.

Organizations that handle sensitive data, such as financial service providers, energy companies, and healthcare providers should consider using a dark web monitoring tool. Additionally, government departments and agencies can utilise dark web monitoring to gather intelligence that gives them an operational advantage over threat actors and criminals.

Criminals don’t send courtesy emails before they breach your network. But by monitoring dark web marketplaces, forums, and hidden chats, you can identify threat actors before they strike. That’s the power of dark web intelligence. With so many signals out there, Searchlight Cyber make it easy for analysts and threat investigators to automatically detect, categorize, and receive alert you to imminent threats so you can take action against cybercriminals before they strike.

With pre-attack intelligence, you can flip the script and proactively spot the reconnaissance activity and hidden communication of cyber criminals on marketplaces, forums, and hidden chats. By shifting left in the Cyber Kill Chain, you can spot threats earlier in the MITRE ATT&CK timeline – while criminals are still in the reconnaissance phase. At the other end of the scale, Searchlight’s data lake of previously unobtainable live and historic dark web data gives incident response and criminal investigation teams access to critical data you can use to defend against past, present, and future threats.