A Buyer's Guide to API Security
The API is the core building block of how services communicate with each other. This defines the parameters of a request and response pattern that determines the interaction between users and services.
It is best for application security that every request is fully vetted and communication secured.
As applications scale and become more distributed, API management and security become even more critical. With code deployed across multiple containers or as serverless functions in the cloud, securing how the services communicate through the APIs can minimize the threat of a security breach.
Considering the importance of the API in connecting services together to create the application, it is important to build security into the API framework to reduce the number of threat vectors in a cloud native application.
In this buyer’s guide, we are going to explain some of the key components that your API management solution needs to address to reduce the security threat posed by improperly managed APIs.