The healthcare company did not know what they did not know. When they started a free trial of API Fortress, it did not take long to realize how many false-negatives that their traditional contract tests and ping/uptime monitors had been giving them.
“With API Fortress,” the Chief Architect at the Healthcare Company remarked, “Our Kibana dashboards suddenly lit up with detailed information related to functional API errors. We realized that the so-called synthetic monitoring that we’d been doing with our other APMs were simply not up to par, especially in our Jenkins CI/CD pipeline.”
With proper API testing automation, the healthcare company was able to discover functional errors early in the lifecycle thanks to data-driven regression testing. By going forward with data-driven functional testing, and then using those same tests as functional uptime monitors, they were able to unify all information for API quality on one centralized platform, while keeping notifications and test data in their existing platforms. The healthcare company’s technical, cybersecurity, and business leaders gained much needed confidence in their ability to uphold SLA guarantees during a fast transformation.