The Brinqa Connect application programming interface (API) is a resource that Brinqa provides for you to send custom, unstructured data to the Brinqa Platform or export large data sets from the Brinqa Platform. The API provides ingress and egress capabilities along with encryption-at-rest to protect your data.
Brinqa offers comprehensive support for various connectors to commonly used data sources, enabling you to seamlessly integrate your data into the Brinqa Platform. The data integration empowers you to build a unified view of your attack surface and strengthen your cybersecurity posture.
However, if your data is unstructured or cannot be accommodated by the existing connectors, you can leverage Brinqa Connect to ingest your data into the Brinqa Platform for further processing. You can think of Brinqa Connect as a transient repository for your proprietary data, which can then be brought into the Brinqa Platform through a connector.
Figure 1. The sync process with Brinqa Connect.
Whether you're dealing with unique data formats, specialized tools, or intricate data sources, Brinqa Connect is designed to bridge these gaps and empower you with a seamless and comprehensive solution. More precisely, the value of Brinqa Connect becomes evident in the following scenarios:
Custom applications: Custom applications refer to software solutions tailored to meet specific business needs and requirements. These applications often serve unique purposes that might not be fully covered by off-the-shelf software. When it comes to integrating data from such custom applications into the Brinqa Platform, Brinqa Connect proves to be a versatile and valuable tool.
Large exports: When dealing with extensive data sets, especially those exceeding 5 million records, efficient data management becomes crucial. Brinqa Connect offers a robust solution to handle these large exports, ensuring that the process remains smooth, manageable, and doesn't overwhelm your resources. To use this feature, please contact Brinqa Support or the Brinqa team overseeing your deployment.
Among the functionalities provided by the Brinqa Connect API, some of the notable features include:
- Support for OpenAPI
- Support for namespaces
- Support for access control by namespaces
- Support for the JSON object per line protocol, also known as JSON Lines or newline-delimited JSON
Please refer to the documentation incorporated within the API for details.
Brinqa Connect is an inherent component of every cloud-based instance of the Brinqa Platform. To access it, enter
https://<brinqa-platform-url>/connect/ into your web browser. For in-depth instructions on using the API, please visit
On-premises customers have the option to download Brinqa Connect as a TAR file. It is worth noting that while the application can be installed on different operating systems like Linux, macOS, and Windows, only Linux is officially supported. To download the latest version of Brinqa Connect, visit https://connectors.brinqa.io/#/downloads. For comprehensive guidance on how to use Brinqa Connect, please refer to the documentation provided in the
docs directory. If Brinqa Connect is running, you can also type
https://<brinqa-platform-url>/connect/docs in the browser.
Brinqa Connect uses distinct credentials for authentication, separate from the Brinqa Platform credentials. To obtain your Brinqa Connect credentials, please contact Brinqa Support or the Brinqa team overseeing your deployment. Customers with on-premises installations can generate the credentials during the user creation process.
Brinqa Connect connector
After utilizing the Brinqa Connect API to ingest your data, you can proceed to create a data integration that leverages the Brinqa Connect connector. You can think of Brinqa Connect as a transient repository for your proprietary data, which can now be brought into the Brinqa Platform through a connector. Refer to the Brinqa Connect connector documentation for details.