Salt Security – Developer of the Industry Leading API Protection Platform

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Additional Info

Websitehttps://salt.security/
Company size (employees)10 to 49
Headquarters RegionNorth America

In 3 bullets, summarize why this company is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

- Traditional security tools, such as Web Application Firewalls (WAFs), and management tools, such as API gateways, are based on proxy architectures. As such, their view of API activity is limited to individual transactions, meaning they cannot stitch together related events to identify an API attack. Because today’s attacks targeting APIs use a multitude of API call attempts to understand the composition and logic of targeted APIs, WAFs and API gateways miss this subtle activity that is usually performed by authenticated users. Salt leverages its big data and AI engine and ubiquitous coverage to identify the early indicators of attack, stop attackers from advancing, and turn attackers into penetration testers, providing valuable feedback used to identify and eliminate vulnerabilities. As a result, organizations are able to continuously improve their security posture.

- Salt Security is able to identify the early indicators of attack, stop attackers from advancing, and turn attackers into penetration testers, providing valuable feedback used to identify and eliminate vulnerabilities. As a result, organizations are able to reduce their attack surface continuously. Salt Security baselines normal behavior for each API, looks for anomalies, and correlates activity to detect attackers early in their reconnaissance efforts. As a result, security teams can block attackers manually or set the Salt Security platform to do so automatically, preventing attackers from successfully reaching their objective.

- Salt Security provides customers with reliable and agile security to stop API attacks in real time while protecting critical data. The solution deploys in minutes and automatically and continuously discovers the granular behavior of a company’s APIs. It requires no configuration or customization to ensure full API protection and helps development teams work fast and efficiently to meet project deadlines.

Brief Overview

APIs sit at the core of today’s modern applications, connecting customers and partners to vital data and services. API-based applications are critical to revenue generation because they connect partners and customers together with critical data and services. However, according to Gartner, by 2022, API abuses will be the most frequent attack vector, resulting in data breaches for enterprise web applications and causing massive disruption to the bottom line.

Salt Security protects APIs across their full lifecycle, providing API discovery; identifying API vulnerabilities; stopping API attackers; preventing data exfiltration, account takeovers, and service disruption; and simplifying compliance. Salt leverages Big Data and AI, along with ubiquitous coverage, to gain the holistic detection needed to protect APIs across the full OWASP API Security Top 10 list of threats.

The Salt solution deploys in minutes and discovers and learns the granular behavior of a company’s APIs automatically and continuously. It requires no configuration or customization to ensure API protection and helps development teams work efficiently to meet project deadlines and business demands.

The Salt platform baselines normal behavior for each API, looks for anomalies, and correlates activity to detect attackers early in their reconnaissance efforts. As a result, security teams can block attackers manually or set the Salt Security platform to do so automatically, preventing attackers from successfully reaching their objective.