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Operation mode
The topic explains the two operation modes, standard and advanced processing of your data for detecting metrics and attacks.
Traceable provides two different modes of operation for processing data to detect and stop attacks on your API ecosystem. These modes are enabled or disabled based on the Traceable license. For more information on licensing, see Pricing. The two operating modes are Standard and Advanced. The operation modes decide whether your data is sent to the Traceable platform for AI/ML analysis or not. The two operation modes are independent of the availability of other security features that Traceable provides. You can access the modes from Administration (
) > Operation Mode.

Standard mode

Standard mode is the default mode of operation when you launch the Traceable UI. In the Standard mode of operation, the Platform agent detects all the threats. Only a small number of traces are sent to the Traceable platform. The Standard mode of operation is available to all tiers of the license, including the free tier.
In the Standard mode of operation, you can choose to process some APIs in Advanced mode. For more information, see the Operation mode exception.

Advanced mode

In the Advanced operation mode, Traceable's agent collects and sends all the traces to the platform for analysis. The processing of traces by the platform is in addition to the threat detection by the agent. In the Advance operation mode, since the agent sends all the traces to the Traceable platform, it protects your system from advanced threats like BOLA, SQL injection, and so on. For more information on different threats that are detected, see Detection customization. Advanced operation mode is available for team and enterprise licenses.
In the Advanced mode of operation, you can choose to process some APIs in Advanced mode. For more information, see the Operation mode exception.

Operation mode exception

Traceable provides an option for Team and Enterprise license users using which you can add APIs to an exception list. For example, you have 20 APIs in your account in operating in the Advanced operation mode. A few APIs from these 20 APIs can be added to an exception list so that they are processed in the Standard operation mode. Or, if your APIs are operating in the Standard mode, you can add APIs to an exception list for them to be processed in the Advanced operation mode.

Full data privacy mode

The full data privacy mode applies to the Standard operation mode. When you enable full data privacy mode, Traceable redacts the sampled data sent to the platform. If you are using the Advanced mode of operation and have added exceptions to a few APIs to operate in the Standard mode, then the full data privacy mode would redact the parameters for those APIs in the exception.
When data privacy mode is enabled, traces are not displayed on the UI.

Example

Let us assume that you have a total of 100 APIs in the account. Among these 100, let us say, 90 are in Advanced mode, and ten are added as an exception to operate in the Standard mode. If you enable the full data privacy mode, then the privacy mode applies to the 10 APIs added as an exception.
If you are operating in Advanced mode and there are no APIs in the Standard mode as an exception then enabling full data privacy mode has no effect.
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