API Security Best Practices

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Key Fortune 500 Bank challenges:

  • APIs enable each customer to have a unique experience and use any FinTech tool they want
  • Depending on tools like WAFs didn’t solve the API problem - it couldn’t scale and it could not detect API attacks targeting the bank’s Internet-facing mobile app

Key Fortune 500 Bank use cases:

  • Full API discovery: Salt gives the bank’s teams a full and continuously updated inventory of all its APIs and the sensitive data they expose
  • Attack prevention: protecting its customers’ financial data is critical to the bank, and Salt finds and stops attackers before they can succeed with account misuse or data exfiltration
  • Remediation insights: Salt helps the bank’s developers focus on new functionality by providing details on API vulnerabilities they can implement quickly to harden their APIs