Salt Security – Developer of the Industry Leading API Protection Platform

Additional Info

Company size (employees)100 to 499
Headquarters RegionNorth America


Salt Security’s API Protection Platform protects APIs across their full lifecycle – build, deploy and runtime. Salt utilizes cloud-scale big data combined with AI and ML to baseline millions of users and APIs. Salt delivers context-based insights across the entire API lifecycle, detecting and blocking the reconnaissance activity of bad actors.

The Salt Security API Protection Platform is the industry’s only patented solution that leverages cloud-scale big data, with time-tested AI and ML algorithms to provide the insights to prevent API attacks. Salt empowers companies to identify risks and vulnerabilities in APIs before they are exploited by attackers, including those listed in the OWASP API Top 10.

Over the course of 2022, Salt Security has continued to accelerate its growth in developing innovative API security technology. In July 2022, Salt Security was accepted as part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program, validating the proven integration of the Salt Security API Protection Platform with AWS and providing Salt Security with direct access to additional AWS resources to optimize solutions for joint customers.

Most recently, CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered protection of endpoints, cloud workloads, identity and data, announced its strategic investment in Salt Security via its investment arm, Falcon Fund. The partnership between Salt and CrowdStrike combines the best-in-class technology to provide API discovery, runtime protection to stop breaches and security testing to harden APIs before release.

Overall, Salt Security continues to dominate the API Security market by focusing on its mission of delivering the simplest, most comprehensive, and most effective API security offering.

How we are different

Salt Security is the leader in the API security market with the most funding, highest valuation, most customers, and deepest penetration among Fortune and Global 500 enterprises.The Salt Security API Protection Platform has been in the market the longest, so its algorithms are the most advanced. Salt sets the standard for API protection for security teams and the organizations they protect.

Salt Security continues to drive awareness of API security in the market and played a major role in advocating its importance as APIs became the largest attack vector in the cyber threat landscape. This is supported by active outreach efforts and Salt Labs research, a public forum for research on API vulnerabilities to provide resources and reports that organizations can use to improve their API security posture and mitigate threats impacting API-centric businesses.

The Salt Security API Protection Platform is the only patented vendor solution that uses cloud-scale big data combined with AI and ML to baseline millions of users and APIs to detect the reconnaissance activity of bad actors and block attackers.