Block Malicious API Calls

Being able to proactively block malicious API calls is the holy grail of API security. But it requires a deep understanding of your APIs. Very few organizations have the confidence required to enable blocking of malicious requests. Enter FireTail, our end-to-end API security platform will give your organization the confidence and context needed to proactively block malicious API requests before they can do damage.

Block Malicious API Calls

Successfully Blocking Malicious API Calls

In order to effectively block malicious API calls and protect yourself from attacks, you need to truly understand your API estate. You need to identify where all of your APIs are and how they operate. You need to know what normal calls should look like, what indicates that a request might be malicious and if it's safe to block such calls. The benefits of blocking are obvious but not all approaches to blocking API calls are made equal and the downsides of mistakenly blocking legitimate API calls at runtime can be immense.

Benefits of Blocking

The ability to proactively and accurately block malicious API calls provides the highest level of API protection at runtime. Being able to identify and reject malicious API calls at the earliest stage possible protects you against even the most sophisticated attacks or vulnerabilities including excessive data exposure, code injection, broken authentication and authorization, and DoS attacks.

Benefits of Blocking
Approaches to Blocking

Approaches to Blocking

When it comes to blocking malicious API calls, WAFs and API Gateways tend to rely on rate limiting or API throttling. These approaches lack the necessary context to accurately identify truly malicious actively. Most attacks start slow and look like normal requests. AI and ML based anomaly detection, involves learning over time what normal looks like and this accepts that attackers will have a degree of success. All of these approaches are prone to false positives. That means genuine calls getting blocked and real impacts on your business.

Code to Cloud Context

In order to accurately and effectively block malicious API calls, you need the type of context only available at the application layer. FireTail's open-source libraries combined with the advanced inventory and posture management capabilities provided by our cloud platform provides you with the context and confidence needed to proactively block malicious API calls, accurately and efficiently.

FireTail provides you with the context and confidence needed to accurately block malicious API calls.

How Can FireTail Help?

The FireTail platform and library has built in and customizable security measures, giving you the tools necessary to block malicious API calls, preventing potentially disastrous outcomes for the company.
Log Analysis

Log Analysis

FireTail performs an analysis on logs sent to the platform, including looking for common attack vectors, for example SQL injections.
Authentication & Authorization

Authentication & Authorization

Authentication and authorization play a vital role in API security. Easily configure the FireTail library to enforce authentication and authorization. Monitor and analyze this in the FireTail platform log requests table which provides details about the response and the request objects.
Posture Management

Posture Management

Harness the power of FireTail's Posture Management capabilities to fortify your APIs against malicious calls. Get concrete insights into the API security issue at hand, including the specific security concern it violates, its location, severity, and recommended remediation techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common reasons that people contact FireTail. Feel free to have a look, and reach out if these don't help.

Why isn’t my network layer security enough protection against malicious API calls?

Network layer security, such as having a firewall in place, does not offer protection against many of the common methods of invoking a malicious API call. Many of the API incidents that occur, occur at an application layer.

How can FireTail help me with Authentication?

Authentication is essential and one of the most important tools in protecting your APIs against malicious calls. FireTail’s Open API spec provisions for authentication. The open API spec makes it a lot easier for you to verify and see that all of your routes have the proper authentication. The FireTail SaaS platform provides you additional context that you can see when requests are logged to the platform.

Is the FireTail library easy to deploy?

In short, yes! Set up with just a few lines of code. The FireTail library is intended to be used as middleware. The library sits in line in the application and provides you with a centralized application layer security. Instantly benefit from API call inspection, protection against malicious calls, and centralized logging.

How do I get started?

To see how FireTail can help you protect your APIs, book a demo or start a free trial!

Block Malicious API Calls with FireTail

Learn how FireTail gives your the context and confidence needed to automatically identify and block malicious API calls before they can do damage