Salt Security – Developer of the Industry Leading API Protection Platform

Additional Info

Company size (employees)100 to 499
Headquarters RegionNorth America


Launched in 2016, Salt Security pioneered and continues to lead the API security market. Its flagship offering, the Salt Security API Protection Platform, is a best-in-class solution that allows companies to identify risks and vulnerabilities in APIs before they are exploited by attackers, including those outlined in the OWASP API Top 10.

The platform protects APIs across their full lifecycle – build, deploy and runtime phases. Salt Security is the first and only API security solution to utilize cloud-scale big data combined with AI and ML to baseline millions of users and APIs. By delivering context-based insights across the entire API lifecycle, Salt enables users to detect the reconnaissance activity of bad actors and block them before they can reach their objective.

Salt Security is the only platform on the market that applies cloud-scale big data to address API security challenges. Only Salt is able to capture and baseline all API traffic — all calls and responses — over days and weeks. It then applies its AI and ML algorithms, which have been in the market for more than four years, to provide real-time analysis and correlation across all those billions of API calls.

You need that level of context to provide rich discovery, accurate data classification, and — most importantly — identify and stop attackers, who intentionally draw out their attack patterns over weeks to elude detection. No on-prem solution has the data capacity to catch today’s sophisticated attacks in the wild, such as a single parameter BOLA attack.

Salt Security also leads with the most funding, the most customers, the fastest growth, the most application environments and ecosystem integrations supported and the most use cases enabled. In the past twelve months, Salt Security drove:
500% growth in revenue
300% growth in its customer base
250% growth in employee count
900% growth in customers

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.