According to Gartner, “Application leaders independently must design and execute an effective API security strategy to protect their APIs.”

The growth in the usage of APIs to integrate applications, create new experiences, and unlock new business channels comes with the challenge of ensuring your APIs are protected from breaches.

Download this Gartner Analyst Note for key recommendations on portfolio governance such as:

Discover Your APIs Before Attackers Discover Them

Gartner says, “Many API breaches have one thing in common: the breached organization didn’t know about their unsecured API until it was too late.”

Akana’s Lifecycle Management tools have built-in checks and balances to ensure that no API is created or promoted without review and approval.

Adopt a Continuous Approach to API Security

As per Gartner, “Avoid situations where each API has a unique security policy.”

All API security aspects in Akana are consistently addressed through configurable policies that can easily be reused across APIs.

API Threat Protection
Protect Your APIs Across Your Entire Architecture, Not Just at the Perimeter

Gartner says, “Widespread use of internal APIs adds the requirement to secure internal usage.”

Manage access rights within Akana with a built-in OAuth authorization server.

Infrastructure Providing API Security

Read more about these recommendations by downloading the full report.


Source: Gartner: API Security: What You Need to Do to Protect Your APIs, Mark O'Neill, Dionisio Zumerle, Jeremy D'Hoinne, 28 August 2019.

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