Protect Sensitive Data

APIs have access to and interact with all types of data. Increasingly, this data is confidential and sensitive in nature. Protecting your sensitive company and customer data is of paramount importance. FireTail provides an end-to-end API security solution that helps you identify, analyse and secure sensitive data across all of your APIs.

Protect Sensitive Data

The Importance of Locating Sensitive Data

By pinpointing what APIs interact with sensitive information and where that information is stored, companies can establish security protocols to safeguard against unauthorized access, data breaches, and other risks. This ensures the protection of sensitive data and compliance with applicable regulations.

Compliance

Compliance standards such as GDPR, HIPAA and SOC 2 are constantly evolving and reacting to the ever changing cyber landscape. It is vital for a company to be able to respond to this and stay compliant. A breach in API compliance could have a devastating effect. Remediation costs, legal fees, enforcement fines and repuational damage; failing to ensure compliance can be a costly business.

Compliance
Data Security

Data Security

Having full visibility and a complete inventory of your APIs is a vital cog in keeping track of what APIs are interacting with sensitive data. Being armed with this knowledge empowers you to protect sensitive data from those with malicious intentions. If you can't see it, you can't secure it.

Risk Management

Understanding where sensitive data is stored within APIs empowers companies to assess and manage the associated risks effectively. This includes identifying potential vulnerabilities and implementing measures to mitigate the risk of data breaches.

FireTail makes it easy to identify, analyze and protect sensitive data across all of your APIs

How FireTail can Help?

The FireTail platform and library has built-in and customizable security measures, giving you the tools necessary to find and protect your sensitive data.
PII Scrubbing

PII Scrubbing

The FireTail platform preforms an analysis on your logs, this includes a scan for PII. Any PII found get gets tokenized and you can quickly identify APIs that carry sensitive data. You can complete an analysis of all of your APIs, increasing security on those that represent the greatest risk.
Redact Sensitive Information

Redact Sensitive Information

When you use the the FireTail library, you can be safe in the knowledge that it is already set up to sanitize headers that are commonly used to hold sensitive information such as, the authorization header. You also have the ability to tell the FireTail library about the presence of a sensitive token in a header. The sensitive information is redacted, keeping your data protected.
Response Validation and Sanitization

Response Validation and Sanitization

The FireTail library does OpenAPI spec based validation and sanitization. Configure the library to clean out additional properties that would have otherwise been visible in the response. This prevents the API endpoints from leaking sensitive data in the response body.

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.

There are a lot of compliance regulations, how does FireTail help me not to breach any of them?

Depending on your location and industry you may have to comply with certain standards such as GDPR, HIPAA, SOC 2 and so on. FireTail empowers you to have full visibility of your API inventory and proactively identify and address potential issues. Use FireTail to automatically remove PII and apply request and response validation and sanitization to your APIs. Safeguard your business against costly fines by staying ahead of compliance breaches.

Why do I need to think about response validation?

It would be easy to only focus on validating requests, which is of course essential in maintaining API security. All too often though, response validation gets overlooked, which plays an equally crucial role in API security. Response validation ensures that no additional data that should not be part of the response is included, preventing possible data leakages.

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!

Protect Sensitive Data Across All of Your APIs

FireTail provides a comprehensive range of features aimed at helping you to identify, analyze and secure sensitive company and customer data across all of your APIs.