Web services

Beta feature: It is planned that the APIs described here will become stable and permanent features in the product. Siren will take a best effort approach to fix any issues, but the APIs are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features. Caution should be exercised in their use, as there might be breaking changes to these APIs in a future version.

You can use Web services in Siren Investigate to dynamically retrieve data from external APIs. This data can be stored in Elasticsearch and relationally linked to your existing data.

Web services are provided by installing Web service driver plugins into Siren Investigate.

A Web service driver contains a group of web services, each connecting a user to different endpoints of an external vendor’s API.

For example, Webhose exposes a cybersecurity-based API that returns different types of useful data.

One part of this API returns news articles, while another uncovers potential data leaks in an organisation. The Webhose service group contains the "News" and "LeakSearch" Web services.

Siren provides a growing list of integrated Web services, but you can also create your own web services for APIs that you know how to query.