Cequence introduces Unified API Protection solution

Cequence Security, the API Protection Innovator, announced today at the RSA Conference the Unified API Protection solution, a new approach that helps security teams discover, detect and defend APIs. While many companies today are using the term “API security” to describe their offerings, these solutions often handle only a few of the many functions actually needed to protect APIs end to end and from becoming a source of vulnerability that can be used as an attack vector. A new mindset, a new category, and a true end-to-end solution was needed, and this is where Unified API Protection comes in.

The company also announced the release of API Spyder, an API attack surface discovery tool that provides security teams with an attacker’s view of their publicly exposed APIs and resources. With the addition of API Spyder, Cequence Security now offers the most complete end-to-end solution for the full API Protection lifecycle on the market. 

By stopping attacks without disrupting good traffic, security teams deploying the Cequence Unified API Protection solution enable their organisations to increase revenues, lower service delivery costs, and improve user experience across all their API-enabled applications. And they relieve the anxiety and costs of unknown risk because they eliminate previously unprotected and unmitigated API security and compliance exposures. The Cequence Unified API Protection solution improves visibility and protection while reducing cost, minimising fraud, business abuse, data losses, and non-compliance while creating attack futility, failure, and fatigue for even the most relentless of attackers.

“APIs are a double-edged sword. On one edge APIs are the currency of business exchange driving innovation and commerce. On the other they are open doorways for attackers, often implemented without security oversight or baseline best practices and standards and are now the number one threat surface under attack,” said Ameya Talwalkar, Co-founder & CEO of Cequence Security. “With the addition of API Spyder to Cequence Security’s technology portfolio, we are now protecting companies from losses across the entire API lifecycle with the industry’s first Unified API Protection Solution.”

A New, Modern Approach to Successfully Protect APIs

Unified API Protection is different from fragmented or incomplete API security offerings because it’s a methodology designed to account for multiple types of risk, offers autonomous discovery and more importantly, provides native inline resolution without relying on third parties. These solutions are based on three functional pillars:

· Discover: New API Spyder, an agentless API attack surface discovery tool that provides security teams with an attacker’s view of their publicly exposed APIs and resources.

· Detect: API Sentinel enables security teams to discover and track their APIs; assess and remediate risks to eliminate coding errors that can lead to data loss and business disruption.

· Defend: Bot Defense enables security teams to protect their APIs from the full range of automated API attacks and eliminate bot-induced business impacts such as infrastructure cost overruns, site outages, skewed sales analytics, and brand damage from lost, frustrated customers.

Continuous Protection for Ubiquitous API Connectivity

By providing continuous, real-time, end-to-end API risk discovery, detection and defense, the Cequence Unified API Threat Protection solution is able to allow IT teams to deliver secure business connectivity without stress, worry, or lost efficiency. The solution can:

· Deliver visibility of the full runtime API inventory, including risk and compliance states.

· Monitor suspicious and malicious traffic, as well as risky changes to any API.

· Respond to threats in real-time with stealthy blocking and native mitigation, while also cutting down on false positives and manual intervention.

The solution delivers this state of API protection without getting in the way of development or operations efforts, so the whole organisation is united in working more securely, even as new APIs continue to roll out.

Additional Resources:

· Learn more about the Cequence Unified API Protection solution

· Read the API Spyder data sheet

· Get started with API Spyder today by requesting a free trial here.

· Request a free API assessment

· Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook

· Stop by our booth #1855 at RSA 2022 to find out more

About Cequence

Cequence Security, the pioneer of Unified API Protection, is the only solution that unifies API discovery, inventory tracking, risk analysis and native mitigation with proven, real-time threat protection against ever-evolving API attacks. Cequence Security secures more than 6 billion API calls a day and protects more than 2 billion user accounts across our Fortune 500 customers. Our customers trust us to protect their APIs and web applications with the most effective and adaptive defense against online fraud, business logic attacks, exploits and unintended data leakage, which enables them to remain resilient in today’s ever-changing business and threat landscape. 

Ameya Talwalker

Ameya Talwalker is Co-founder and CEO at Cequence. He has built strong engineering teams specialising in enterprise and consumer security in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Madrid, Pune, and Chengdu. Before co-founding Cequence Security, he was Director of Engineering at Symantec, where he was responsible for its anti-malware software stack that leverages network Intrusion prevention and behavior and reputation technologies, and anti-virus engines. Under Ameya's leadership, Symantec developed an advanced version of network intrusion prevention technology that blocks more than two billion threats a year. Ameya holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai's Sardar Patel College of Engineering (SPCE).

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