APIs operate in complex ecosystems comprised of various architectures, components, types, and protocols. On average, organizations use over 20,000 APIs. That makes securing hybrid and multi-cloud environments very challenging. And there’s evidence that what organizations are doing now just isn’t enough—compromised APIs have led to over a billion stolen records.
API risk management requires a comprehensive approach, including employing an API security model and deploying unified security controls across data center, multi-cloud, and edge architectures to secure every app and leave no API behind.
Expanding API ecosystems increase risk and complexity
A balanced API security model includes six core components
Visibility, discovery, and automated protection are critical