expressFlow API Adds Cloud-Based Encryption to Cloud-Based File Sharing

Eric Carter, August 20th, 2013

expressFlowexpressFlow, file encryption service, offers the expressFlow API that allows developers to integrate complex file processing tasks into third party applications. expressFlow adds a new level of security to cloud storage services like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, and more. expressFlow eliminates the need for manual encryption and protection processes. Basic calls to the expressFlow API allows developers to add encryption to files from any application.

BugDigger API Removes the Human Element from Bug Reporting

Eric Carter, August 8th, 2013

BugDiggerBugDigger, a BugsIO bug reporting tool, offers the BugDigger API that can integrate with bug tracking and reporting systems. BugDigger removes the manual, human element from bug reporting and leverages its technology to automatically capture the needed data to accurately report bugs in a given environment. BugDigger aims to take the human error and labor out of bug reporting which enables software developers to rely on accurate reports and fixes instead of uncovering errors in bug reports.

Seculert Updates API and Launches Elastic Sandbox

Eric Carter, July 25th, 2013

Recently, ProgrammableWeb reported on Seculert, its Advanced Threat Protection suite and the availability of its product line through the Seculert API. Yesterday, Seculert made two announcements that will both expand the use and capabilities of its ATP product line: the Elastic Sandbox and an updated API. The Sandbox allows users to run malware in isolated environments where a professional can analyze and track the malware’s progression. The API updates allow developers to better visualize calls and data manipulation.

Eyedea—Just Another Pretty Face (Recognition API)?: Implications of a Crowded Marketplace

Greg Bates, July 23rd, 2013

Eyedea Facedetector Czech-based eyedea Recognition has released a face detection API. It joins a list of some 38 in our API directory related to face detection. It’s hard to tell how these offerings will stand out from the crowd. (By way of comparison, last October I wrote up Skybiometry.) Once the identity, gender, approximate age, and the ability to count the number of people in a room have been nailed, what else is there?

Heroku Adds OAuth 2.0 Support to Platform API

Eric Carter, July 23rd, 2013

HerokuA few months ago, ProgrammableWeb announced the release of Heroku’s Platform API, which allowed developers to integrate the Heroku platform with third party applications and services. Now, Heroku has launched a public beta for OAuth 2.0 support for the Platform API. OAuth 2.0 support allows developers to control service needs as opposed to offering full service access to all user accounts.

Seculert API Provides Malware Data to Network Devices and Security Apps

Eric Carter, July 18th, 2013

SeculertSeculert, cloud-based security service, provides access to its advanced persistent threat (APT) data through the Seculert API. Seculert provides an unmatched level of security above hardware and traditional software protection by actively searching the entire web and internal networks for threats. Developers can feed data collected by the APT product to other security devices (e.g. firewalls, SIEMs, proxies, etc.).

CloudSpokes Makes Quality and Security Testing Tools Available to Crowdsourcing Community

Michael Vizard, July 17th, 2013

In the age of the programmable Web the application development community has become a vibrant place where developers frequently move between multiple projects involving multiple organizations. The trouble is that there is no real center to that activity, which leaves a lot of developers to their own devices when it comes to generating new business opportunities.

Fighting Off The Fraudsters: Socure API

Candice McMillan, June 18th, 2013

SocureThe 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.

New App Based on Google Maps Eliminates Blind Spots in Video Surveillance

Amy Castor, May 27th, 2013

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.

Big Data, IoT, API … Newer technologies protected by older security.

Guest Author, May 17th, 2013

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.

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