Amid explosive growth, API security a growing concern. APIs are expanding exponentially across the technology landscape and creating a vast attack surface that enterprise security teams are struggling to understand and defend.
The explosion of APIs is creating a pace that’s almost impossible to keep up with, and increasingly harder to secure.
While APIs are not inherently insecure, the massive volume deployed across the technology landscape has created challenges for enterprise security teams. A rapid digital transformation over the last five years contributed to those challenges, with APIs expanding to cloud services, microservices and mobile apps.
These emerging APIs are not always designed or deployed with security in mind, leading to a lack of proper authentication, authorization and possible exposure of sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII). As everything about API security changes, teams are scrambling to keep up with the amount and struggling to understand how many APIs are in an environment.
The onset of COVID-19 contributed to the growth, according to a Google report titled “A State of the API Economy 2021.” Businesses responded to the pandemic by accelerating digital transformations as they transitioned to remote work.
The report found that out of the 700 IT executives surveyed, nearly three in four organizations continued their digital transformation investments. APIs played a primary role, particularly as the “backbone of digital business ecosystems.”
Lets have a look at how some of Israel’s API Security companies can protect your API’s;
- Salt Security: API Protection Platform
Salt Security is focused on protecting the APIs that are the core of every SaaS, web, mobile, microservices, and IoT application. The company’s API Protection Platform offers a patented solution designed to prevent the next generation of API attacks through the use of behavioral protection. https://salt.security/
- L7 Defense: Advanced API Protection Solutions
L7 Defense provides a solution that protects APIs and API-based applications inline while utilizing innovative unsupervised AI/ML technology. The company’s Ammune offers exceptional automation, superior threat coverage, and high visibility into API activity. https://www.l7defense.com/
- Imvision: API Security Solution
Imvision specializes in protecting business applications, including those of Fortune 500 companies, from API attacks. The company’s NLP-based API Anomaly Management Platform helps chief information security officers stay in control of their APIs by automatically identifying, analyzing, and mitigating potential breaches, eliminating blind spots from code to production. https://www.imvision.ai/
- Noname Security: Enterprise API Security Platform
Noname Security eliminates API security blind spots and protects enterprises from data leakage, authorization issues, abuse, misuse, and data corruption with no agents or network modifications. https://nonamesecurity.com/
For further information on API Security solutions from Israel, contact the Economic and Trade Department at the Consulate General of Israel in Mumbai.
Siddhant Gupte; Trade Officer, Mumbai