Discover All Your APIs

If you can't see it, you can't secure it. True API security starts with discovery. Identifying and understanding all of the APIs across your environments is a crucial first step but it's easier said than done. In an era of multi-cloud environments, microservice-based architectures and containerization, APIs are everywhere and they are not always easy to find. FireTail combines native cloud integrations and repository scanning to help you build a complete and detailed picture of your API estate.

Discover All Your APIs

Why API Discovery is Important

API discovery is the process of searching for and cataloging all internal and external APIs that an company has. Having a complete inventory of your APIs ensures better API security, reduces costs and helps you remain compliant.

Reduce Costs

API discovery can help identify any unused or redundant APIs within your company. Doing this allows you to optimize your IT infrastructure and potentially reduce expenditure. API discovery gives developers insight into all the APIs available, this enables them to use APIs that have already been created instead of devoting hours to developing new ones with the same functionality. This allows your company to reduce spend on developer time and resources.

Reduce Costs
Maintain Compliance

Maintain Compliance

When it comes to API compliance API discovery plays an important role. The rules and regulations governing data can depend on the industry and the region you are in. Theses rules and regulations are in place to safeguard sensitive data including credit card details, personally identifiable information (PII), financial data and so on. A breach in API compliance can damage an companies reputation and result in fines. Some common data compliance standards your company may have to conform to include, GDPR, HIPAA and SOC 2. Having an inventory of your APIs crucial in remaining compliant, by having complete visibility over all your APIs you can identify which APIs contain sensitive data and implement authentication and authorization controls where necessary.

Minimize Security Risks

API discovery is vital and among the first steps when it comes to securing your APIs, essentially if you can’t see it you can’t secure it. For example, unidentified or unmonitored APIs can be exploited by malicious actors, leading to security breaches and data leaks. This includes so-called zombie APIs and shadow APIs. A zombie API is an API that was deprecated but continues to operate in the background. A shadow, or rogue API is an API that was created but not documented, so it remains unknown within the company. Discovery helps you surface these APIs, exposing potential security vulnerabilities allowing you to react accordingly with suitable security precautions.

FireTail offers advanced API discovery capabilities, so you can uncover all APIs within your organization.

How Can FireTail Help?

Gain visibility over all of your APIs. FIreTail provides you with the most complete set of automated API discovery tools on the market.
Cloud Integrations

Cloud Integrations

The FireTail platform seamlessly integrates with cloud providers such as AWS, Azure and GCP, allowing you to easily discover all your APIs in those environements. Those APIs are then populated into the FireTail platform, ayutomatically building a detailed and accurate API inventory.
Repository Scanning

Repository Scanning

FireTail has you covered from code to cloud. Our GitHub repo scanning tools allow you to find APIs in your source code by scanning for OpenAPI or Swagger specifications. This allows you to find APIs that may not have made it into production or that exist outside the other environments you've scanned with FireTail.
Ongoing Discovery

Ongoing Discovery

FireTail stays connected to keep your API inventory up to date, automatically identifying and adding new APIs so you have a complete and current picture of your API estate at all times. This allows you to identify and catalog APIs across various systems, creating a comprehensive data inventory for effective governance and security measures.

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 is API discovery important when ensuring API security?

Being able to identify and assess potential security risks starts with knowing what APIs you have and where. With this knowledge, you can put in place measures that prevent unauthorized access, data breaches, and other security risks.

How does API discovery help me stay compliant?

When it comes to adhering to compliance standards like GDPR, HIPAA and others, having a full API discovery and inventory is vital. Doing this ensures you can identify and manage APIs that handle sensitive information, allowing you to put measures in place to protect these APIs and remain compliant.

Is API discovery important for businesses of all sizes?

Yes. If you work with APIs then you should make API discovery a priority. Regardless of whether your company is a startup or a large enterprise, API discovery helps identify, track, and secure APIs.

How do I get started?

To see how FireTail can help you have full visibility of your APIs, book a demo or start a free trial!

Discover all of your APIs today

If you can't see it, you can't secure it. Let FireTail find and inventory all of the APIs across your organization. Start a free trial now.