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Monitor the dark web, manage your security

Proactive dark web scanning to search for stolen data, leaked information, and malicious intent.


80% of unknown risks are not visible through traditional security measures.

More than 31,000 user logins and passwords were stolen by cyber criminals from FTSE 100 companies and traded on the dark web.


Organisations which scan the dark web can improve their security posture by 90%.


Dark web scanning reduces the amount of exposed data by up to 70%.


Expanding your cyber security perimeter into the dark web


The dark web is where leaked data and stolen credentials are published, sold, and where many malicious cyber acts begin.

Monitoring the dark web is a difficult and intricate task, but it allows you to get a head start on any incoming threats and prevent them from causing damage to your organisation.

Our cyber security experts can keep your business one step ahead of cyber criminals, by meeting them where they stand and putting protective services in place before attacks happen.

Working at the cutting edge of cyber security

For 20 years, we’ve been innovating to keep our clients safe from new cyber threats as they emerge – from every corner of the web.

Protective products

We only work with partners who can keep pace with cyber criminals, utilising products from leading providers like Microsoft, Arctic Wolf, Searchlight Security, Fortinet, Sophos, S-RM, Cyber Clan and AppCheck.

Extensive expertise

Our cyber security specialists work in tandem with other experts in our business, cloud and datacentre, and smart technology, to make sure we can go toe-to-toe with more sophisticated and wide-ranging threats.

Sustained study

Our fully accredited engineers, architects, and security experts are constantly retraining and upskilling, to make sure that their knowledge stays contemporary and they’re ready for the latest developments in cybercrime.

Bespoke, tailored, and robust cyber security solutions.

Speak to one of our expert technicians and discover how we can help you safeguard your business

The challenges of dark web scanning:


It can be difficult to determine the quality and accuracy of data provided by dark web scanning services, as the dark web, by its very nature, is difficult to access. Only specialists with extensive experience can navigate, decipher, and communicate its threats.


Dark web scanning services can be a permanent expense and, if no threats ever occur, can be difficult to justify to budget holders as an ongoing cost. However, compared to the cost of a cyber-attack, both commercially and reputationally, this pales into insignificance.

False positives

Many threats identified may not be threats, as false positives are often detected when companies with similar profiles suffer data breaches and spark alerts. Being able to quickly assess the veracity of a threat is key to preventing unnecessary security events.


Dark web scanning is an extremely important, yet still new and niche, service. There are few providers with the intricate understanding to provide a flawless service, and getting internal buy-in can be challenging without educating stakeholders.


If a threat is found on the dark web, organisations need to have processes in place to combat it – but this is difficult considering the nature of the threat won’t be known until the very last minute. Having an expert partner on board, which can also provide protective services, is key to making the most of dark web scanning.

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our word for it…

Commercial deliver. We are fortunate to work with some amazing partners. Here are some examples of great things we hear every day.

The Tesco procurement team have been delighted with the way Commercial share our desire to entrench sustainability into our supply chain – we really are kindred spirits. Our ethical and sustainability policies are of paramount importance to our reputation and the Commercial team reviewed and approved all products in a short timeframe. Commercial are already committed to the ETI base code and are working on achieving EcoVadis accreditation for all suppliers on the Tesco account.


This encrypted messaging app, which is completely innocuous in nature, is where 98% of cyber criminals conduct their activities. Whilst the dark web might be the focus of malicious activity, much of it is being discussed, planned, and recorded using ‘regular’ internet applications.

Plug & play malware

Even the most amateur of cyber criminals can access software capable of incapacitating an organisation, with ‘plug and play’ malware for sale on the dark web for less than £10 and criminal organisations are even offering attacks as a service. With a lower barrier to entry, both in skill and cost, the threat landscape is becoming increasingly larger.

Unstoppable nature

The average lifespan of a dark web site is just 55 days, but cyber criminals are easily able to re-establish themselves and continue their activities – making fighting cyber-crime on the dark web an extremely difficult task. Organisations must accept the inevitability of these threats and defend their businesses from them, rather than wasting time philosophising.

Commercially beneficial

Take advantage of a team of experts with a broad range of experience, market-leading relationships, and credentials.

Testing lab

At the heart of our cyber security services are in-house experiments, conducted in our dedicated testing lab by cyber security experts trying to stay one step ahead of ahead of threats.

Sustainability focus

Cyber security might not be the most obvious opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint, but every service has an environmental impact and we do everything we can to keep it as low as possible.

Deep understanding

The risks of the dark web will be different to each business, sector, and geography. We take the time to understand your organisation so that we can make more targeted and proactive scans.

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Benefits in our Commercial relationship

Through our collaborative consultancy approach, and using our multi-discipline expertise, we build bespoke solutions which cover much more than just cyber security.

Work with a single supplier

Make your life easier by working with a partner who can conduct proactive dark web scanning and act quickly to mitigate threats too, without enlisting multiple security providers.

Benefit from bespoke solutions

Engage an expert with knowledge of your sector and experience of the dark web, so that your protection is completely tailored to your risk profile.

Protection from all angles

Work with cyber security technicians, compliance experts, and insurance specialists to build a wraparound service that defends you against more than just the dark web.

Improve your ESG

Assess your architecture for environmental impact and work with a cyber security provider which values sustainability and can improve your organisational carbon footprint.

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Don’t just take
our word for it…

Commercial deliver. We are fortunate to work with some amazing partners. Here are some examples of great things we hear every day.

The new Walsall Housing Group office is a fantastic, fresh and modern workplace thanks to the wonderful work of the Commercial interiors team. They created a steering group to work alongside us to understand our demands and held regular meetings during the design process to keep us informed of the progress. Our desire was for a more collaborative space, with meeting booths and one-to-one seating, rather than traditional desks – and they delivered a fantastic final fit-out over the full four-floor building.
Each year, Commercial supplies accessory packs to graduate trainees at a leading accountancy firm, which are then picked, packed, and delivered to their home addresses by the Commercial Foundation. This not only guarantees that every new employee has the necessary equipment to be productive from their first day but also allows their IT team to focus on other responsibilities. Collaborating with the Commercial Foundation generates substantial social value returns on investment for the firm and contributes to improving the lives of the Foundation's volunteers.
Wollens have enjoyed a long-standing and fruitful partnership with Commercial because they are always introducing innovations and improvements to our IT environment. As the threat of cyber-attacks increases it was vital that we strengthened our capabilities for dealing with a ransomware attack with a cloud-based backup solution. Our solution means data cannot be altered or deleted, giving us a crucial way of recovering data to minimise any potential downtime and financial losses
Working with Commercial for our branded materials has proved to be effective and collaborative. The team is efficient and they listen to requests for improvements. Commercial has made branded goods simple.
As E-commerce in retail continues to grow, Commercial’s stock-management and fulfilment expertise has allowed a leading UK retailer to free huge amounts of warehouse space. Commercial took on the stocking of our employee uniform, transferring to a new supplier with the management of the supply being consolidated into their existing supply accounts. Not only did this free vital space in their distribution centre, the consolidated supply of all GNFR delivered significant delivery cost savings.
At JoJo Maman Bébé we are happy to work with the Commercial Foundation and support inspiring work they do to help disadvantaged young adults. Like us, the Foundation are a B Corp certified organisation that is proven to put purpose ahead of profits. We have enjoyed working with their volunteers to help with a mug-making activity. We are now working alongside them to create an introduction gift for our new employees, these include printed mugs, pens and notebooks.

Frequently Asked Questions

To understand more about our dark web scanning service, or ask any questions that we haven’t answered, please get in touch.

What is dark web scanning?

Dark web scanning is a cyber security technique which uses proprietary technology to search the dark web for stolen credentials, leaked data, and malicious activity related to a company or organisation.

How does dark web scanning work?

Dark web scanning starts with crawling, which is an automated browsing process which reads data, then scrapes (or downloads) that data, to make copies of threatening information for human review and record keeping.

Why is dark web scanning important?

The dark web is a hidden part of the internet that is not indexed by search engines. This makes it a popular place for criminals to buy and sell stolen data. By monitoring the dark web, organisations can identify and respond to threats before they are exploited.

What types of data can be found through dark web scanning?

Dark web scanning can uncover stolen passwords, credit card numbers, personal information, medical records, intellectual property, and customer records.

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