API Management and Security: Don’t Trade Protection for Convenience
- LANGUAGE: English DATE: Thursday, January 16, 2020 TIME: 3:00pm CET, 9:00am EST
Once a purely technical concept created to make developers’ lives easier, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have evolved into one of the foundations of modern digital business. As companies are struggling to maintain their business agility, to react to the ever-changing market demands and technology landscapes, the need to deliver a new application or service to customers as quickly as possible often trumps all other considerations.
Often, security becomes an afterthought at best or, even worse, it is seen as a nuisance and an obstacle on the road to success. While the success of an API is measured by its adoption, security mechanisms are seen as friction that limits this adoption. There are also several common misconceptions around the very notion of API security. In the latest Leadership Compass API Management and Security, KuppingerCole not only places strong emphasis on API security but expands the coverage to incorporate every step of the API lifecycle.
Join this KuppingerCole webinar and learn:
- Why the API Economy is one of the most important current IT trends.
- How to ensure consistent management, governance and security of corporate APIs.
- About the current market trends for API management and security solutions.
- Why there is no “one stop shop” for API security yet.
KuppingerCole Lead Analyst Alexei Balaganski will explain why APIs are crucial for a successful business in the digital age and why you should not sacrifice security for the sake of convenience.
Leadership Compass: API Management and Security - 70311
This Leadership Compass provides an overview of the market for API management and security solutions along with recommendations and guidance for finding the products which address your requirements in the most efficient way. We examine the complexity and breadth of the challenges to discover, monitor and secure all APIs within your enterprise and identify the vendors, their products, services and innovative approaches towards implementing consistent governance and security along the whole API lifecycle.
Today’s IT environments blend applications and services from multiple public cloud networks, private clouds and on-prem networks, making it difficult to view and inventory assets deployed across complex hybrid networks, and keep track of the security risks. Organizations need to find a way to improve visibility, identify and prioritize risks, and maintain cyber resiliency.