The World Wide Web can be a charlatan’s playground with the potential of accessing reams of personal details and passwords to exploit as they please. Of course, there are secure solutions in place and we can all do our bit to ensure our information remains safe, but in some cases, fraud manages to succeed. Socure is an identity fraud detection service aimed at providing organisations or website owners with the tools to help prevent fraud and ensure that their customers are who they say they are. Socure’s API makes it possible to integrate this functionality into websites and applications.
Cameras can capture what the human eye doesn’t always see, but only when they are setup and positioned correctly. One of the biggest challenges in developing an effective video surveillance system is eliminating the gaps in coverage between cameras, otherwise known as blind spots. Vumii, a maker of night vision cameras, has come up with a way to fix the problem. The Atlanta, Ga.-based company has developed a Web app based on the Google Maps API that enables users to asses a site and build a surveillance strategy based on the specific needs of a facility.
Now-a-days every single CIO, CTO, or business executive that I speak to is captivated by these three new technologies: Big Data, API management and IoTs (Internet of Things). Every single organizational executive that I speak with confirms that they either have current projects that are actively using these technologies, or they are in the planning stages and are about to embark on the mission soon.
Expert System, a leading semantic technology company and developer of Cogito semantic technology, has announced the release of the Cogito Intelligence API which allows semantic processing and analysis functionality to be integrated with government, intelligence, law enforcement and other types of security software systems and applications.
Developers know the importance of internet security and being able to offer their users high standard password information protection. PassDefense is an application that offers developers a solution that enables them to authenticate and secure user data. The PassDefense API provides access to it’s data, making it possible to create and authenticate users, send and retrieve data and more.
Question: How did a company that is essentially an API raise $8.2 million? Answer: by smartly targeting a fat market (identity access management in the cloud) that has great need, according to the press release,
Plagiarism is a hot topic. The (ex) German Education Minister did it. George Harrison (yes, that one) did it. Jonah Lehrer, formerly of The New Yorker, did it (and got paid $20,000 for confessing!). As Pablo Picasso put it, “Good artists copy, great artists steal,” but so do lots of other people.
Stormpath, user management and authentication service, recently announced a new round of funding that will allow it to enhance the Stormpath API. The Stormpath team believes that its API presents a disruptive technology that empowers developers at the SMB level through technology not available to enterprises utilizing legacy tools and software.
Backupify, a leading backup and recovery solutions provider for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, has just announced the launch of the Backupify Developer Program which includes a suite of APIs that allow SaaS application developers to integrate data backup and restore capabilities into their applications.