Approov, creators of advanced API threat protection solutions, today introduced the Approov Alliance and Integration Program to ensure that the critical elements of comprehensive mobile app API protection are rigorously tested and work together harmoniously and seamlessly to avoid both data leakage and exposure of the app’s core logic.
“API security is critical to protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your data but today the market is fragmented and customers need products to work together to get the protection they need,” said Alissa Knight, partner of Knight Ink. “The mobile app and client attestation provided by Approov is a crucial element and the new alliance program gives customers assurance that it works seamlessly with other security solutions to protect APIs.”
Mobile apps, by their nature, expose a potential “Achilles heel” in application security. A mobile app and its APIs expose API Keys, business logic, and other data that can be used to successfully attack that API using a script or modified mobile app.
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The deployment of mobile apps can present a comprehensive “tool kit for hackers” who are targeting APIs. Even with extensive shift-left security initiatives in place, this ability to exploit APIs can never be completely eliminated and they must be shielded at run-time.
Approov’s approach blocks these and other mobile app attack vectors, such as Man-in-the-middle attacks. Approov blocks any access to the API from anything other than unmodified, genuine versions of the app, effectively preventing any vulnerabilities in an app or its API from being exploited, protecting both apps under development and apps in production.
The Approov Integration and Alliance Partner program ensures that each component in the application security ecosystem works seamlessly with Approov, in order to make it easy for customers to deploy a comprehensive solution for API security that optimizes user experience while thwarting malicious API access attempts
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