How to Make API Security an Integral Part of Your Application Security Strategy

The farther your organization travels down the digital transformation path, the more critical API protection is to your overall security posture. Every day, your development teams are innovating; they rely more on microservices to save time and money as they automate business-to-business processes and provide a back-end for mobile applications. APIs are the cornerstone of your organization’s digital transformation process.

This trend will not be reversing anytime soon. A recent SlashData survey showed that by the end of 2020, nearly 90% of developers were using APIs. Why shouldn’t they? APIs simplify low-level software layers and enable developers to focus on the core functionality of their applications. APIs lower the barrier to entry for inexperienced developers, and at the same time increase efficiency for more experienced people, especially in cases where they would need to intervene and customize things in the low-level layers.

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