Radware: Why API Gateways Are Not Enough to Secure APIs

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In an attempt to address the increased use of application programming interfaces (APIs), the marketplace is now littered with a variety of API gateway solutions designed to facilitate all aspects of managing the API lifecycle. Certain API gateways can also process basic signature-based API protection, leading many organizations to assume their APIs have comprehensive protection through their API gateway. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

While API gateways are an essential component for effectively managing the life cycle of APIs, their protection capabilities don’t provide comprehensive protection against the array of threats targeting APIs. Moreover, application protection requires a holistic approach in which the API is only one aspect. Radware’s API protection solution is part of a holistic architecture that protects against a wide range of API and application threats.