New Features and Improvements - June 2023

Nicola Chapman
1 July 2023
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June has been an exciting month for FractalScan surface, we’ve introduced the ability to create new scans via the public API, as well as the launch of our Documentation site.

Create a scan via the public API

Before now, our public API was just a great way to get data for your scans on FractalScan Surface in an efficient way. Now you can start new scans too.

The API endpoints are fully documented in our API documentation, but in summary there are three steps you need to take to create a new scan, similar to the UI journey you will already be familiar with:

  • Create the scan

  • Add the seed domain(s) & IP(s)

  • Start the scan

Creating A Scan With The API

You can also use these new endpoints to make updates to an existing scan, for example to add an additional seed to a scan, to rename it or move it to a different scan group.

FractalScan Surface Premium plan or above is required to access the public API.

FractalScan Surface Documentation site

The FractalScan Surface Documentation Site is now live! This is a growing area of user guides and support documents that allow you to understand different areas of FractalScan Surface in a little more detail. For example how to manage users and roles and more detail the different scan types.

This can be accessed at any time using the help menu.

FractalScan Surface Documentation Site

We are always adding to our Documentation site, so please get in touch if there’s an area of FractalScan Surface that you would like to know more about and we will look to cover it. You can either use the Contact Us form within FractalScan Surface, or email

Other improvements

Improved Changes page

We have improved the Changes page, allowing you to click through to the risk that the change relates to by clicking the severity badge. This is particularly useful if you have Change Notifications enabled for risks, as you will be able to easily explore the detail of the risk changes.

FractalScan Surface Updated Changes Page

Coming soon

  • Improved services and third-party component detection.
About Nicola Chapman
Nicola is the Product Manager for FractalScan Surface, working closely with the Red Maple Technologies engineers to represent our customers' and users' needs. She has over 10 years product management experience building products to help solve real world problems for businesses.
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