IP Pathways knows that security isn’t just one application or tool. Instead, we take a layered approach to protect your organization from threats. We believe that securing your API is the next step in network security as more companies develop this technology and more hackers target it. Partnering with Neosec gives us the ability to protect our clients in this new arena.
Nowadays, APIs play a pivotal role in any modern business. In fact, APIs are the connective tissue that businesses use as they pursue digital transformation. From online customer experiences to business partner collaboration to powerful new capabilities like the Internet of things (IoT), APIs unlock limitless possibilities for innovation and growth.
But the same flexible access to sensitive data and application functionality that makes APIs so powerful for business innovation also makes them an irresistible target for bad actors.
As a result, security teams now face a fast-evolving set of risks, including:
- Stolen API credentials
- Undetected API reconnaissance
- Misconfigured authentication and authorization
- Unprotected shadow and zombie APIs
- API vulnerabilities that allow remote code execution, injection, local file inclusion, and other attack techniques
- Data leakage or exfiltration
- API scraping
- Business logic abuse
As these threats continue to intensify, ultimately API security will and should become a priority for your business. But where do you begin? There are a variety of security tools on the market who mention API security claiming to have the answer to your security needs. Security vendors offer many different options for detecting and mitigating these and other API threats, but they aren’t all equal when it comes to effectiveness or simplicity. Cutting through vendor noise and zeroing in on the most important product attributes can be challenging for even the most seasoned security pros.
The following guide, “12 Questions to Ask Your API Security Vendor”, will help you frame your discussions with potential API security vendors and assess how effectively their products will address your organization’s unique security needs. We’ve assembled some pointed questions that will help security leaders challenge prospective vendors to demonstrate that they can contend with the modern API threat landscape in an effective and scalable way.
About IP Pathways
IP Pathways delivers a consultant-led experience to overcome all IT challenges your organization faces today. Our best-in-class engineers first listen to your goals then architect, implement, monitor, support, and manage custom technology solutions to help you reach them.