Why Use the Akana API Security Solution?

Akana provides the easiest way to accelerate digital transformation in the enterprise – without sacrificing security. Accelerating time-to-market is critical for your business. Akana allows you to do just that – while also applying powerful and automated security. With zero customer security breaches reported, Akana carries a strong track record. Finally, you get unrivaled access to digital transformation experts. They can help you accelerate transformation and customize your security efforts.

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How Akana’s Security-First API Strategy Protects Your Enterprise


Akana offers multiple authentication schemes to ensure only valid users access your APIs and applications. We integrate with leading identity and access management providers such as OAuth.

Message Security

Akana ensures privacy of data in flight and at rest for true PCI compliance. Get support for SSL, TLS, and message-based encryption and decryption via the XML standards. Akana offers out-of-the-box signature and message verification and headers provide non-repudiation. Built-in PKI services.

Threat Protection

Get automated policies for preventing SWL, JavaScript, and XPath/XQuery injection attacks. Prevent Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, malformed messages, or excessive XML/JSON depth and breadth. Access a content firewall to prevent viruses in attachments. Automate message validation to ensure XML and JSON data structure and query parameters.

How to Secure the Edge API and Microservices Mesh

APIs and microservices have become the leading threat vector. It's time to secure your edge API and microservices mesh. In this white paper, you'll learn how to:

  • Build a strong API security strategy.
  • Protect against various attack vectors.
  • Use risk mitigation strategies across your API platform and microservices mesh.

Benefits of Akana API Security Solutions

Protect Customer & Corporate Data

APIs can open the enterprise up to new threats. But they don’t have to when you take the right steps to protect customer and corporate data. Akana provides automated API processes and policies. Stakeholders can easily keep tabs, weigh in, and approve these policies. How? Simple visual dashboards and automated product promotion.

Reduce Security Risk

As APIs become targeted more frequently, security is critical to every API management strategy. Akana provides end-to-end API security protection. This includes authentication, authorization, privacy, non-repudiation, and attack prevention. Furthermore, our platform automatically adds comprehensive security policies to API products, based on metadata configured by responsible stakeholders. Akana was ranked as the top choice for security by Forrester.

Automate Compliance

p>Organizations need an API solution with comprehensive support for the latest security and regulatory standards, such as JOSE (JWK, JWS, JWE), PCI-DSS, and GDPR. This mitigates risk and lowers administration costs. Our platform ensures rest APIs and other types (e.g. SOAP, AMQP) are secure from threats and attacks. With full support for GraphQL APIs, Akana can improve compliance across all API types.


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