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Protecting APIs: an Uphill Battle

Legacy Application Security Tools Leaves Gaps in Protection 

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are a vital part of every software application today. Because APIs are the “connective tissue” that holds together different parts of an application, securing them is a critical priority.

While most organizations include APIs in their regular security scans of software, legacy application security testing tools perform even more poorly with APIs than they do with standard code.

This whitepaper covers how existing application security often:

  • Lacks continuous testing capabilities of APIs
  • Provides insufficient visibility into the routes actual users take in the software and data structures needed to test the API
  • Inhibits prioritization of vulnerabilities with the highest risk profiles for quicker remediation of vulnerabilities in APIs
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