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Phasing out the Traffic Inspector

By John Sheehan on .

tl;dr -- The Runscope Traffic Inspector, including the traffic gateways, request captures, collections, shared requests, live traffic alerts, on-premises gateway agent are being phased out over the next 180 days.

Runscope API monitoring features are not affected by this shut down. All monitoring functionality (API tests, on-prem Radar agent, schedules, global test locations, notifications, etc.) will continue to operate normally.

Shutting down a product is always a tough decision. However, our customers have overwhelmingly demonstrated to us that API monitoring is where they get the most value out of Runscope. In a given month, ~90-95% of customer usage of our products is focused on API monitoring. While the Traffic Inspector has utility, its utilization does not justify the investment of resources required to keep it running. By focusing on a single product, we'll be able to more intently build the most reliable and secure API monitoring tools for our customers. [...]

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Categories: announcements, product


Keep Your Account Safe: Two-Factor Authentication with Google Authenticator

Keep Your Account Safe: Two-Factor Authentication with Google Authenticator

By Heitor Tashiro Sergent on .

Security is a top priority for us at Runscope. It's important for us to make sure that your data is always safe, and to also empower you with any tools that we can to allow you to protect your companies' data.

We added support for two-factor authentication back in July of 2015. Users could enable 2FA in their accounts via SMS, or by using the Authy app. But, we understand that sometimes users can have different apps that handle 2FA, such as Google Authenticator and other TOTP compliant apps that require a QR code.

So, last week we've added support for Google Authenticator and other apps as two-factor authentication options for Runscope users! [...]

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Categories: announcements, howto, security, product


Retry on Failure + Threshold Alerts: Optimize Your Team’s Monitoring Notifications

Retry on Failure + Threshold Alerts: Optimize Your Team’s Monitoring Notifications

By Heitor Tashiro Sergent on .

Have you ever been notified of an API monitoring error late at night, only to find out that it was a temporary network error? Or do you have false positives in your API monitoring data that are affecting your customer reports?

Timeout errors can affect any API, maybe because of a temporary bad internet connection, or a complex database operation. And a lot of times, a simple re-run might return a 200 response. That's why we recently added a new feature...

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Categories: announcements, product, monitoring


Connect Runscope with xMatters for Automated, Intelligent Communication About API Incidents

By Ashley Waxman on .

xMatters connects insights from any system to the people who matter in order to accelerate essential business processes. The extensible platform allows you to add a layer of intelligent communication across the entire enterprise with automated, targeted communications ensuring that critical messages and notifications get through to the right people on the job. Runscope monitors APIs for availability and correctness. Combined together...

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Categories: announcements, howto, integrations, testing, monitoring, product


3 Benefits to Including API Testing in Your Development Process

By Ashley Waxman on .

One of the most common ways we see our customers benefiting from API monitoring is in production—making sure those live API endpoints are up, fast and returning the data that’s expected. By monitoring production endpoints, you’re in the loop as soon as anything breaks, giving you a critical head start to fix the problem before customers, partners or end-users notice.

However, we’re starting to see more and more customers create those API tests during the build process in staging and dev environments. As Matt Bernier, Developer Experience Product Manager at SendGrid, says, “We can actually begin testing API endpoints before they’re deployed to our customers, which means...

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