How does APIsec™ secure my APIs-An Explainer


APIsec starts with the ideology that securing an API is about understanding the business logic of the application, that is hard given the complexity and process of API development.

We designed APIsec with the ideology that understanding the business logic should not be the basis of securing it, rather application security comes from understanding the risks in the API through use. We recognized that AppSec teams need to be tightly connected with development teams and security teams, hence had to fit into both worlds and communities.


Discover Risk

APIsec takes an API and fully understands the semantics of it to then identify the ways it could be engaged, creating unique playbooks to validate all areas of the API


AI Matching

APIsec uses a machine learning approach to understand the requests and responses that come from an API to understand the ones that are acceptable and not, to ensure the issues you see are the most critical ones.


Prioritize and Remediate

Security tools have a tendency to overwhelm teams, with too many issues, too many spreadsheets and tracking tools, to much coordination. We at APIsec believe that it is more effective to focus on a few things but to do them really well before going on to take more things.


Integrated into DevSecOps

Creating new workflows, new login screens, new processes are painful and slow down business. At APIsec we believe that integration to what our customers have is the key to adoption, hence we have built into existing DevSecOps toolchains and enable our solution to be actioned on every change to catch the issues early and solve fast.


LifeCycle Management

Coordination meetings are painful, especially when you have to look at different tools and processes. APIsec solves this by integrating into trouble ticketing systems, so as issues are created, they can be opened into the system of record for developers and allow for quick response and close. When issues are closed APIsec goes in and validates that the issue is resolved closing all corresponding tickets.

DevOps, SecOps, OpSec, DevSecOps, NoOps

They all actually mean for improving the security of your development and deployment of products

How Security, Dev, and Operations Teams can Work Better Together

DevOps, a branch of Agile movement, has the single goal to combine Dev and Ops process through automation, so that organizations can build, test, and release software faster and more reliably.

In their excitement over DevOps’ ability to swiftly and efficiently move products through the various stages of development and production, organizations appear to have woken up in the past few years or so with the realization that they forgot to include security in this process, leaving many of their products insecure.

The push to incorporate security into the DevOps workflow has led to the DevSecOps generation. DevSecOps is a concept that is starting to take off as companies begin to understand that by implementing automated security tools, retraining developers on how to think about secure practices when building their products, and including security pros throughout the development lifecycle, they can cover most of the necessary ground to attain meaningful security.

Fundamental challenges with security today include

Many organizations rely heavily on periodic application audits to comply with common standards like OWASP, PCI, CVE, CVL, and industry-specific compliance, etc.

Conventional application security testing approaches are inefficient and ineffective, requiring a huge investment in security experts performing manual tasks. These approaches can become so expensive that only the highest priority apps are ever tested for security flaws.

Some organizations also use outdated static code analysis tools, which only look for code flaws and common injection attack scenarios. However, they completely miss stored injection attacks and business logic vulnerabilities, which require interacting with the live application and then performing these analyses.

On the other hand, Ops have grown accustomed to speed. Having finally come together with the developers to push software through the CI/CD pipeline faster, they have no intention of slowing down now. Add to this the fact that the scale of their workload has increased considerably.

Understandably, even if your developers and operations do put a value on security, they are not security people by training, and it has not been on their own internal checklist.

The least painful way to stay secure without getting stuck is to throw in security at the earliest stages. Shift-left as much of your security activities as possible so that your team won’t get hobbled by vulnerabilities or other issues later before a release when they are going to be significantly harder to handle.

Embrace automation for as many of the security functions as possible.

Our proven and battle-hardened solution, APIsec, solves all of these problems and enables instant DevSecOps for the organizations. APIsec enables instant collaboration between Security, Ops, & Developer:
  • Automates vulnerability assessment and management in APIs.
  • Seamlessly integrated with all major CI/CD toolchains including Jenkins, Teamcity, Bamboo, GitLab, and Hudson, etc.
  • Built for super-fast scanning capability. It can perform over 5,000 validations under 5 minutes, so your pipelines are never going to slow down when security is added.
  • Can detect over 50 vulnerability types in APIs, including business logic, access-control, role-based access-controls, injection, stored injection, DoS, Sensitive Data Exposure, and many more.
  • Fully customizable, allowing security experts to automate, manage, own, and add custom/business-specific validations if required.
  • Fully transparent. All validations are consistent and repeatable as Playbooks. This allows security experts to review, customize, and improve coverage.
  • Bridges the gap with Developers by doing automatic vulnerability management, i.e., automatic filling and closing of vulnerabilities across issue-tracking software like Jira, Bugzilla, GitHub Issues, and many more. Issues are filed with enough context for developers to understand, learn, and remediate threats.
Tim Dzierzek
Director of Information Security

“ provided exceptional support to us throughout the on-boarding and configuration stages. Their capabilities got us testing our APIs for a broad range of vulnerabilities in a very short period of time. This allowed us to focus our valuable resources on working with our Engineering teams instead of building complex test cases for our APIs.”