API Security


API Security – A Brief Introduction

APIs Today and Tomorrow

Based on market research including input from various industry analysts, it is estimated that in 2021 and 2022 APIs will be the most widely used attack vector on companies and data. With the number of APIs in use growing rapidly, companies must take action to ensure API security.

What is API Security, and why has it become so important?

API security includes a broad set of design decisions, technical security mechanisms and the overall API management structure to protect APIs, plus the API gateway, backend systems and their provided services – for both the provide and consume use cases of APIs.

A general full lifecycle API management solution, such as SEEBURGER’s API Management Solution, helps to capture and control the consumed and provided APIs. One of the essential components of an API management solution is the API gateway, which also plays an important role in the area of API security.

The SEEBURGER BIS API Gateway accepts API calls, checks the caller’s access permission and redirects the requests to the internal services or translates them to internal interface calls. This way, the BIS API Gateway protects your data assets and applications from unauthorized accesses and decouples internal interfaces from the published API.

The SEEBURGER BIS API Manager is a web-based application for managing APIs, with tailored, role-based features for API providers and users. It minimizes your effort for administration and communication. The BIS API Manager supports API providers to deploy and maintain APIs. From the web portal, API users get all required information around the clock, enabling them to work anytime, anywhere.

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