Runscope Launches Live Traffic Alerts API Monitoring Solution

Runscope, a leading cloud-based API monitoring and testing solution provider, has announced the launch of Live Traffic Alerts, an API monitoring solution that is capable of catching call failures and exceptions in near real time. This new API monitoring solution from Runscope makes it possible for developers to discover types of API call failures that occur in a production environment without having to write any code.


Runscope Live Traffic Alerts is the latest addition to a suite of API monitoring and testing tools that features global uptime monitoring, validating responses and data, API inspection and debugging, third-party metrics integrations, and more. The Runscope blog announcement post states that Runscope Live Traffic Alerts is able to catch exceptional calls which include:

  • Creating leads in a CRM Platform
  • Charging customer credit cards via payment APIs
  • Facilitating marketplace transactions using a supplier's API
  • Registering a new user to a database

In addition to catching exceptional API calls, Runscope Live Traffic Alerts is capable of generating notifications for when API calls fail, monitoring traffic from both public and private APIs (using cloud-based global traffic or on-premises gateways), keeping tabs on slow endpoints, and more.

"Modern application infrastructure is evolving quickly, combining many different internal and external APIs and microservices. Understanding the performance characteristics of these services is crucial to delivering a quality User Experience," John Sheehan, co-founder and CEO of Runscope, states in the press release. "With Live Traffic Alerts, developers can detect specific API call failures that can only be observed in production, reducing the time to resolution and minimizing lost revenue from breakages."

Visit the Runscope company website to learn more about Runscope Live Traffic Alerts. Runscope is also providing a free webinar titled “Why Your Mission-Critical APIs Need a Layered Monitoring Approach.” The webinar includes a demo of Live Traffic Alerts and will take place on Thursday, October 29 at 10:00 a.m. PDT / 1:00 p.m. ET. Click here to register for the webinar.

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