How API Management Platforms Help Dealing with API Security Threats

By | December 22, 2022

API Management Platforms provide a rich set of features to help managing API Life Cycle in a more standardized manner starting from API design all the way to APIs Onboarding and Security. In order to protect digital assets which are exposed in the form of APIs, Security Threats are becoming a major concern with new potential threats arising with every passing day. API Management Tools really come handy in such situations as these API Management Platforms are equipped with all the necessary hooks which can help safeguarding data and digital assets by enforcing security policies wisely.

Achieving API Security Using API Management Platforms

Both Open-Source and Proprietary API Management Platforms consist of different components which help managing and governing APIs in a sophisticated manner. These components include API Gateway, Traffic Manager, Developer Portal, API Designers, API Publisher, API Stores, Analytics etc. In order to have a better security, control and governance, API Management Platforms provide different API Policies which can be configured to secure as well as control the usage of your APIs and to protect your digital assets against any unwanted traffic or attacks.

API Management Platforms can help achieving API Security using policies like Quota and throttling Policies, configuring authentication and authorization related policies using Basic Authentication, OAuth, JWT, API Key etc.; IP blacklisting/whitelisting policies; Access Control using Role based authorization and enforcing TLS for transport level security.

In the below video on TutorialsPedia YouTube Channel, I have talked about 5 Ways API Management Platforms Help Dealing with API Security Threats and help your in your digital journey by exposing APIs to your customers and partners with a peace of mind.

By following API Management Best Practices, you can utilize the power of these API Managers in a much more better manner and achieve the goals of your digital journey.

Ajmal Abbasi

Ajmal Hussain Abbasi is Integration Consultant By Profession with 13+ years experience in Integration domain mainly with TIBCO products. He has extensive practical knowledge of TIBCO Business Works, TIBCO Cloud, TIBCO Flogo, TIBCO Mashery, TIBCO Spotfire, EMS and TIBCO ActiveSpaces. He has worked on a number of highly critical integration projects in various sectors by using his skills in TIBCO Flogo, TIBCO API Management (Mashery), TCI, Tibco Designer, TIBCO Business Studio, Adapters, TIBCO EMS, RV, Administrator, TIBCO BE, TIBCO ActiveSpaces etc. Ajmal Abbasi has experience with MuleSoft ESB as well. Ajmal Abbasi is also experienced in the area of API Management particularly with WSO2 API management platforms. Ajmal Abbasi is also experienced in developing solutions using Core Java and J2EE Technologies. You can contact Ajmal Abbasi for Consultancy, Technical Assistance and Technical Discussions.

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