Product flyer: Extended API Security
Enhance UBIKA WAAP Gateway and UBIKA WAAP Cloud with an effective API security strategy
Today, all organizations use applications that rely on APIs. The API or Application Programming Interface is pivotal in the modern digital era. It is used to connect services and transfer different types of data for businesses. Since each application is unique, it is of paramount importance for businesses to have the same authentication mechanism for all. API denial of service (DoS) attacks are increasing by the hour. The OWASP API Security highlights this serious issue.
Therefore, there should be a proactive plan in place to deal with such attacks effectively. Authentication, which means validating the user identity, is another critical issue when using an API. Not all users should be able to access information belonging to a high level of privilege. Malicious bots are on the rise, which makes it essential to enforce a limit on the number of calls a client can make to an API within a given period. There is also a lack of proper input validation and output encoding which might lead to injection attacks and cause severe consequences of exposing sensitive data. Businesses tend to collect, store and process personal data of their customers. This makes them subject to the GDPR and strictly requires them to keep track of their data processing activities.
Nowadays, depending on the API and the kind of sensitive data being transferred, API security needs more advanced capabilities to avoid data breaches.