Value of metadataΒΆ

Most of the datasets composed by Spamhaus come from intel gathered by an extensive network of probes and collaborations. Extended versions of most of these datasets exist, providing additional metadata regarding the nature of the detections, and can be used to investigate the source of threat traffic.

Given their different nature, different datasets can be used for different purposes, botnet data being an obvious example, with their ability to help the timely identification of compromised machines, hence allowing remediation to be applied before more extensive damage is caused.