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Salt Security won the Best API Security Award 2023

Sep. 21, 2023, Repost from Salt Security, Palo Alto, CA – Salt Security, the leading API security company, today announced that the Salt Security API Protection Platform has been named “Best in API Security” in the 2023 API Awards. The company’s API security platform, with its powerful cloud-scale big data and time-tested artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, was recognized for its ability to deliver the adaptive intelligence required to identify and defend against today's increasing API attacks, including those outlined in the OWASP API Security Top 10 list.

According to the 2023 State of the CISO report, 95% of CISOs plan to prioritize API security over the next two years, a 12% increase compared with two years ago.  The Salt platform gives security teams the deepest insights into API threats and vulnerabilities to easily and quickly detect the reconnaissance activity of cyber criminals and block them before they can successfully reach their objective. By applying its ML and AI algorithms, Salt can capture and baseline all API traffic over days, weeks, and even months, providing real-time analysis and correlation across billions of API calls to protect organizations from API threats.

“Attacks on APIs show no signs of slowing down,” said Roey Eliyahu, CEO and co-founder, Salt Security. “Bad actors know APIs transport all types of valuable and lucrative sensitive information. By leveraging cloud-scale big data and AI, Salt provides organizations with the most effective API security solution to mitigate these increasing threats and risks. We are honored to receive this accolade from the API World Awards for the second time, underpinning our dedication for securing the modern enterprise.”

Run by API World, the API Awards rely on an advisory board of industry experts to choose the winners. The 2023 Awards span 20 different categories, celebrating technology innovation, adoption, and reception in the API and microservices industry. This win marks the second year in a row Salt has been honored in the API Awards – and being chosen for “Best API Security” is especially gratifying to the team.

Salt was the first to recognize that API attacks differ – and those differences mandate a new approach to security. We saw early on that traditional security tools, such as WAFs and API gateways, would lack the needed capabilities to fully protect the rapidly expanding API landscape.

That understanding led to the cloud-scale AI-powered Salt Security API Protection Platform. The Salt patented architecture is unique in that it can:

  • Discover all APIs, including shadow and zombie APIs, within an organization’s environment – ensuring that companies always have a full and complete API inventory

  • Continuously monitor all API behaviors over time – easily detecting any changes or anomalies that might indicate a potential threat

  • Communicate the data being carried by each APIs – enabling security leaders to understand which APIs carry the most sensitive data

  • Prioritize API threats – so organizations can focus on the most pressing issues first

  • It’s rewarding to be honored for our technology innovation. However, it’s more rewarding to understand the difference we are making for our customers – enabling them to deliver digital services and applications safely and securely.

Customers often tell us they had absolutely no way of knowing all the APIs in their systems before Salt. Salt makes them all visible, and that discovery is the critical first step in any security protection. Our AI-driven architecture also delivers ongoing context they need to determine whether a threat exists. Only AI has the ability to quickly and easily analyze millions of API calls over time to provide that adaptive intelligence, and only Salt has had its algorithms in market for so many years of tuning and learning.

The 2023 API Awards will be presented at a ceremony on Tuesday, October 24 during the API World Conference, the world’s largest API and microservices conference and exhibition, taking place at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

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