26 February 2019
OCLC is using PSI’s IP Intrusion Service block list to provide a new security feature for their latest release. EZproxy 6.5 contains a feature that incorporates a real-time call out to a security API that validates the IP address of the requester and logs/denies access if the IP address is a known pirate/hacker. This reduces the process of scanning log files for hacked credentials. The API calls out to a blocklist created by IP-intrusion.org and validated via theIPregistry.org giving libraries the power to ensure that their verified IP addresses are never included on the list. The IP Registry is a repository that contains over 1.5 billion verified IP addresses from 60,000 content licensing organisations worldwide.