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About Security APIs
Analyze files and URLs that appear suspicious, plus uncover security holes with security APIs.
What is a security API?
A security application programming interface (API) is a RESTful web service. It enables developers to add security management features to their client applications or websites. APIs for security scan for malware and other dubious threats.
How does a security API work?
Security APIs commonly utilize the POST request method. However, the API may also use the GET request method depending on its endpoint documentation. Developers integrate endpoints into a project to make requests and access the service provider’s data sources. JSON or XML results are returned.
Who is a cybersecurity API for?
An API for cybersecurity is for developers that want to add security management features to their projects.
Developers that build white hat programs for ethical hacking practices may also find APIs for security useful.
Some businesses that may find APIs for cybersecurity helpful include financial companies, social networking platforms, and private or public security firms.
Why is a cybersecurity API important?
For developers, APIs for security offers them a way to make their client applications more secure without having to write the code and debug those features. New developers benefit greatly. They can harness the service provider’s expertise for detecting infected networks, phishing websites, malware, and viruses.
Many types of businesses allow users to upload documents on their websites. An API for security can be used to block suspicious files because cybercriminals compromise servers, systems, and customers’ personal data. APIs for security help deflect threats without stalling a business’s productivity.
What can you expect from an API for security?
Developers can look forward to creating applications with on-going protection that APIs for security offer.
Businesses can expect to take advantage of a collective security approach. APIs often connect to multiple network-scanning sources at once, and this helps keep websites and applications safe from cybercriminals.
Are there examples of free security API?
RapidAPI’s Marketplace lists several free and freemium APIs. Sqreen by Zakutynsky is a free API that allows users to check IP addresses and email addresses for validity.
VirusTotal by Dimas is another free API on the Marketplace. It enables users to scan suspect URLs and files, retrieve domain name reports, and file reports.
Best Security APIs
- BIN Lookup
- 2Factor Authentication India
- Alien Vault
- Virus Total
- WSSE Security
- Google Safe Browsing API
Security API SDKs
All Security APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
- Java (Android)
- C# (.NET)
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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