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.
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.
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.
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