API Security

GAIN FULL VISIBILITY INTO YOUR API RISK
You can’t protect what you can’t see

Checkmarx API Security discovers every API in your modern, cloud-native applications at the source code level, giving you full visibility into your API inventory to help eliminate shadow and zombie APIs. Using our industry-leading SAST to discover APIs in code, then comparing that information against API documentation, allows you to identify and quickly fix problems with your APIs to mitigate business risk.

Checkmarx API Security discovers every API in your modern, cloud-native applications at the source code level, giving you full visibility into your API inventory to help eliminate shadow and zombie APIs. Using our industry-leading SAST to discover APIs in code, then comparing that information against API documentation, allows you to identify and quickly fix problems with your APIs to mitigate business risk.
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Securely accelerate the transformation to cloud-native and microservices architectures.

Protect your applications before, after, and as they’re shifting to APIs.
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GAIN COMPLETE API VISIBILITY

Provides AppSec teams with the most accurate and up-to-date view into their entire API attack surface, eliminating the problem of shadow and zombie APIs.

Many organizations have existing API gateways and web application firewalls (WAF) that are designed to protect APIs. However, these run-time solutions often don’t sit in front of the entire application, leaving much of the API footprint exposed. In addition, they can only protect what they know about, requiring security teams to explicitly register API definitions in order to enable API-level controls. Many APIs are often not well documented, or the documentation is not shared with security teams. This results in shadow APIs that often go unprotected.

 

Checkmarx API Security scans at the source code level to automatically discover APIs that exist within an application.  It then builds a full inventory of APIs and compares that to what your developers defined in their API documentation to identify OWASP API Top-10 risks, misconfigurations, and to pinpoint shadow APIs. And because you always have the full up-to-date inventory, you never lose track of what has been published, preventing the proliferation of zombie APIs.

ACCURACY AT DEVOPS SPEED

TRUE SHIFT-LEFT APPROACH

Discovers APIs in application source code to identify and fix problems earlier in the SDLC—faster, with less cost, and lower risk.

Run-time API security solutions only protect APIs that have been published or are potentially under attack. These solutions often only have visibility of client-to-server and server-to-client traffic, or north-south API communications. In the context of microservices-based architectures, run-time security solutions often have no visibility of microservices-to-microservices traffic, or east-west API communications that is still at stake.

 

Regardless of the type of API traffic, having exploitable vulnerabilities in live applications increases business risk. Fixing them can be disruptive – and that’s just for the APIs you know about. With Checkmarx API Security, you’re identifying vulnerabilities in source code before your APIs go live. Our API Security provides you with a full inventory of your APIs so you can pinpoint shadow APIs before they get published, and never lose track of APIs that you plan to decommission to avoid the problem of zombie APIs.

RIGHTEOUS RISK REDUCTION

PRIORITIZED REMEDIATION

Focuses developers and AppSec teams on solving the most critical issues by prioritizing API vulnerabilities based on their real impact and risk.

Application Security Testing (AST) solutions are used to discover weaknesses in lines of code, but no AST solution on the market has provided an API-centric view into API risk. As a result, organizations have not been able to focus remediation on APIs – or understand which APIs have vulnerabilities that need to be remediated first However, all of that has changed with Checkmarx API Security.


Not only does our API Security inventory all APIs, but it also provides prioritized information about what security risks need remediation before your applications get deployed, and when the cost to fix a problem is up to 100x less. This provides AppSec teams with an API-centric view into what needs to be fixed, what vulnerabilities represent the biggest risk, the criticality of the API, how exposed the API is, and what to fix first.

ACCURACY AT DEVOPS SPEED

HOLISTIC VIEW INTO APPLICATION RISK

Scans the entire application with a single solution, eliminating the need for additional API-specific tools to reduce the overhead on over-burdened AppSec teams.

As organizations move to modern, cloud-native architectures, tool sprawl becomes a growing problem. What organizations want  is an application security testing solution that addresses API risks during the code, check-in, and design phases of the SDLC. This way, developer and security teams can identify vulnerabilities, discover + inventory APIs, pinpoint shadow APIs, and locate zombie APIs. This helps organizations reduce risk in their entire applications in both API- and non-API specific parts, from a single solution.

As part of the Checkmarx One™ Application Security Platform, Checkmarx API Security relies on Checkmarx SAST to provide AppSec teams a holistic view of all risks associated with APIs in their applications—during software development. This reduces the need for additional API-specific security solutions that only focus on one part of the problem. Checkmarx API security complements run-time security controls like WAFs and API gateways by providing them with the API context needed to keep up with the rapidly changing application footprint.

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Our outstanding solutions are even better with our expert Global Services, making sure you get the greatest value from your investment in the shortest time. No matter what tools you use or where you are on your AppSec journey, we’ll work with you to deliver maximum efficiency, accuracy, and security.

Since we’ve launched Checkmarx API Security, we’ve addressed the shortcomings of other AST solutions that cannot provide an API-centric view by discovering and inventorying APIs, and identify shadow and zombie APIs during software development. Checkmarx leads the AST industry with the most comprehensive AST Platform that includes a proven approach to help secure your APIs.

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