Digital Shadows Launches Shadow Search™ – Enabling Organizations to ‘Self-Serve’ and Find Cyber Threats against Them from across the Open, Deep and Dark Web

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO--()--Digital Shadows, the leader in digital risk management and relevant threat intelligence, has today announced the availability of Shadow Search – providing security analysts with a powerful search tool to make better, more informed and faster decisions to protect their organization from cyber threats.

Previously available as a key feature within Digital Shadows core SearchLight™, Shadow Search is now available as a subscription-based service on its own due to the overwhelming positive response by internal security teams who wanted to self-serve looking for threats from the open, deep, and dark web.

Shadow Search delivers threat insight with context through:

  • Immediate Access: instant access to strategic, tactical and technical threat intelligence via a single intuitive interface.
  • Extensive Coverage: a vast data repository including curated strategic threat intelligence, exploit and vulnerability information, and raw threat intelligence from the open, deep, and dark web.
  • Actionable information: accurate results with associated observables, an intuitive interface and full export, allowing analysts to make faster searches and more rapid use of the intelligence they find.
  • Relevant results: smart filters and a powerful search syntax enable analysts to rapidly focus on the most relevant information.

For the last seven years, Digital Shadows has amassed an unrivalled collection of historical, evolving and real-time threat intelligence assets, and enabled access to complimentary expert security sources. Shadow Search provides subscribers with access to this data and the ability to better manage their third-party risk, investigate security incidents, monitor trends and enrich threat hunting of client-specific indicators and threat actors jeopardizing their business, brand and reputation.

Alastair Paterson, CEO of Digital Shadows explains: “For the last six months, existing SearchLight customers have been using Shadow Search to ‘self-serve’ and discover for themselves the array of threats on the criminal web that are lined up against them. Threats they have uncovered include malicious domains, compromised data and criminal ‘chatter’ directed against their organization. Many have also discovered evidence of accidental data loss. Shadow Search empowers organizations to mitigate these threats. Making it available as a standalone product will greatly enhance the breadth of organizations that can take advantage of the unique insight only Digital Shadows can bring to them.”

In July 2018, Digital Shadows was named a “Leader” in The Forrester New Wave™: Digital Risk Protection, Q3 2018 and a differentiated rating, the highest rating possible, in nine criteria including: Web risk protection, dark web recon, digital risk analysis and review, business attribution & asset mapping, dashboard & UI, DRP breadth & depth, vision and execution, global reach & analyst support and thought leadership & strategic partnerships. In this digital risk protection evaluation, the report remarked that “Customers extol Digital Shadows for its robust digital risk data and ability to deliver on an aggressive product road map, citing a new queryable deep and dark web search feature as evidence.”

Nick Hayes, lead Forrester analyst of the report, wrote: “Digital Shadows keeps getting closer to an all-in-one solution to monitor and mitigate external risk exposure online. Its rich partner ecosystem, including security technology vendors, regional legal services, and law enforcement, adds further value for all customers.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Digital Shadows, the leader in digital risk management,” said Peter Dietrich, President and CEO, Anchor Technologies, Inc. “Shadow Search is the perfect addition to enable our clients to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of front-line Security Operations Center (SOC) analysts and threat hunters to make mission-critical security decisions. We are proud to partner with Digital Shadows and applaud the visibility and context that Shadow Search offers.”

Customers of Digital Shadows have also praised Shadows Search. Sascha Maier, IT & Information Security Manager at Swiss luxury manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen said: “Shadow Search provides the most relevant results and actionable information to make better decisions faster.”

A security leader at a global publishing firm adds: “I now log into Shadow Search every night so I’m ahead of the game for the next day. I love pivoting off everything.”

Finally, a lead IT security analyst for a global retailer concludes: “Shadow Search enables us to make sense of massive amounts of data from the deep, dark and open web by making it more accessible and discoverable – helping us make more informed decisions on security incident response and threat hunting.”

For more details on Shadow Search and for a free seven day trial please visit


Digital Shadows enables organizations to manage digital risk by identifying and eliminating threats to their business and brand. We monitor for digital risk across the widest range of data sources within the open, deep and dark web to deliver tailored threat intelligence, context and actionable remediation options that enable security teams to be more effective and efficient. Our clients can focus on growing their core business knowing that they are protected if their data is exposed, if employees or third parties put them at risk, or if their brand is being misused. To learn more, visit


Digital Shadows
Susan Helmick

Release Summary

Digital Shadows, the leader in digital risk management and relevant threat intelligence, has today announced the availability of Shadow Search.


Digital Shadows
Susan Helmick