Checkmarx API Security Tool

Checkmarx One

API Security

Shift left, and integrate right, with API security to discover APIs in code and address issues earlier and faster in the SDLC

A differentiated approach to API Security

Learn what makes our API security tool the right match for your enterprise.

Global API inventory

Full inventory of every API and detected vulnerabilities, allowing you to prioritize remediation based on business risk.

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Global API Inventory ​in Checkmarx API Security tool

API discovery

Scans source code and documentation to discover and inventory every API, including shadow and zombie APIs.

API documentation scanning

Automatically scan API documentation and compare to the global inventory to identify data discrepancies and undocumented APIs.

API Documentation Scanning​ with Checkmarx API Security
CXAPI security API Change Log​

API change log

See the full history of API changes to better understand how risks were introduced over its entire lifecycle.

DAST integration

Integration with Checkmarx DAST allows you to see vulnerabilities discovered by both SAST and DAST in the API inventory.

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The Checkmarx Approach To API Security

Learn why a growing list of enterprises rely on our approach to API Security

How enterprises benefit from API Security

API Security allows your organization to discover and view all your APIs, and prioritize remediation by business risk

Mitigate API Risk Faster

Discover and assess APIs everywhere - throughout the lifecycle, in documentation, source code, and dynamic testing - to address risks efficiently.

Prioritized Remediation

Focus your AppSec teams and developers on the most critical issues, by prioritizing API vulnerabilities based on their business value and risk.

Complete API Visibility

Always have the most accurate and up-to-date view into the entire API attack surface, eliminating data discrepancies and the problem of shadow and zombie APIs.

Mitigate API Risk Faster

Discover and assess APIs everywhere – throughout the lifecycle, in documentation, source code, and dynamic testing – to address risks efficiently.

Prioritized Remediation

Focus your AppSec teams and developers on the most critical issues, by prioritizing API vulnerabilities based on their business value and risk.

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What Our Customers Say

Customers who chose Checkmarx over others

“Checkmarx One definitely checks all my boxes from a security standpoint and has a great interface that’s engaging and easy to use. Some of the solutions we considered were more complicated. With Checkmarx One, it’s easy to get right to the problem with little to no learning curve.”

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Joel Godbout

Cybersecurity and Networking Manager

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The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

"Checkmarx’s execution is impressive; it’s brought all the products under one cloud platform"

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Joel Godbout

Cybersecurity and Networking Manager

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The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

"By Far The Best AppSec Tooling Decision We Have Made!!"

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Joel Godbout

Cybersecurity and Networking Manager

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The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

"We were thrilled to find Checkmarx, which helped us improve the SLA for identifying and remediating risk, reduce risk and the number of vulnerabilities, and eliminate high- and meduim-risk issues."

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Ubirajara Aguiar Jr.

Tech Lead, Red Team/DevSecOps

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The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

"Checkmarx made security team and developers life easier."

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Security Analyst

IT Services

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The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

API security is the practice of preventing, and mitigating, attacks on APIs. It is a rapidly growing segment within application security, increasing alongside the growing use of APIs in applications, as well as the sensitive data that APIs often transfer.

Traditionally, organizations secured and blocked attacks against APIs using an API gateway or web application firewall (WAF). However, these solutions require AppSec teams to configure protection for each individual API, typically by providing API documentation such as Swagger files, and therefore cannot protect shadow or zombie APIs. 

Checkmarx shifts left to secure APIs, scanning application source code to discover and inventory every API defined in the application. This allows organizations to remediate vulnerabilities in API code, including for undocumented, shadow, and zombie APIs. Then, we integrate right to correlate our API insight with solutions like DAST to help customers better protect live APIs.

A shadow API is another name for an undocumented API. Traditional API security solutions, like WAFs and API gateways, require documentation to configure protection – they cannot protect  what they don’t know AppSec teams are often not aware of these APIs and refer to these as shadow APIs.

A zombie API is an API that has been abandoned or forgotten. Organizations can inadvertently create a zombie API when creating a new version of an API. In this situation, organizations may choose to leave the original API in production for a limited time, to ease the migration of users and traffic to the new API. However, they may forget to decommission it after the migration, resulting in a zombie API. 

You Can’t Secure What You Can’t See

Checkmarx API Security is the only solution that provides complete visibility into your API footprint. We discover APIs at the source, to find every API that’s written in code.  

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What CISOs say about Checkmarx

Customers who chose Checkmarx over others

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“With Checkmarx One, it’s easy to get right to the problem with little to no learning curve”

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Joel Godbout

Manager, Cybersecurity and Networking | CISSP

Checkmarx One: The Enterprise Cloud-Native Application Security Platform

Checkmarx One delivers a full suite of enterprise AppSec solutions in a unified, cloud-based platform that allows enterprises to secure their applications from the first line of code to deployment in the cloud.

Get everything your enterprise needs to integrate AppSec across every stage of the SDLC and build a successful AppSec program.

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Correlate multi-engine scans automatically to prioritize finding and fixing business-critical vulnerabilities

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