API Security Best Practices: Key Considerations for API Protection

Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, were developed to streamline the way digital ecosystems communicate and interact with each other. At their core, APIs abstract the complexity of connecting multiple disparate systems. This allows developers to integrate third-party content or services quickly and easily into their applications, automate mundane tasks, and increase convenience for online shopping, one-stop travel planning, and other digital miracles.

In our increasingly connected world, APIs have evolved from vehicles that allow developers to quickly implement new functionality without re-inventing the wheel to become the essential fabric of the digital economy. As modern applications constantly evolve, they increasingly depend on third-party APIs to provide the bridge to modernization. APIs now serve as the cornerstone for more complete, convenient, and powerful digital experiences. However, the growing reliance on APIs has also greatly expanded the risk surface for compromise, abuse, and fraud that existing security tools struggle to detect and mitigate.

Download the Best Practices Guide to learn how you can rise above unseen threats with API protection.