Cequence Security , an industry leader in API security, today announced a strategic partnership with Software AG , a pioneer in software for a truly connected world. The API Security Platform integration with Software AG’s webMethods Gateway will establish an end-to-end API security solution for enterprise security teams.
“ Our goal has always been to empower our customers to become truly connected and secure corporations,” said Jason Johns, Head of Global Alliances and Channels at Software AG. “ We’ve been doing this for over 50 years, but the era of digital transformation caused by COVID-19 has highlighted the market’s need for a solution that protects against attacks targeting API vulnerabilities, attempted fraud, or access to sensitive information. Our partnership with Cequence Security will provide the robust API protection that the industry has long lacked.”
APIs today are the foundation of applications, enabling organizations to adopt a more iterative development methodology with greater frequency of application release and update. Software AG’s webMethods Gateway allows customers to centrally administer their APIs, enforce access control and prevent spikes in volumetric attacks. Cequence’s API Security Platform complements and expands the capabilities of webMethods with holistic API attack surface area discovery, abuse and attack detection and is the only solution available with real-time, native API attack mitigation.
Historically, organizations relied on their perimeter security services to protect their APIs. This trend has changed: more than 80% of attacks blocked by Cequence Security from July to December 2021 targeted APIs. This integration will give security teams more visibility into the use of security features in the webMethods Gateway and more insights into requests targeting their APIs, enabling them to find and stop threats before they impact the business.
“ We are very excited to partner with Cequence Security to better address the growing need for stronger API security in today’s digital business atmosphere. The company’s comprehensive API security platform combines visibility and risk assessment to protect customers and prevent sophisticated attacks. In conjunction with AG Software’s API management capabilities, our new partnership with Cequence Security will help organizations discover all kinds of threats to their APIs and better protect them.” – Suraj Kumar, General Manager API, Integration and Microservices at Software AG
“ Research indicates a dramatic acceleration of data breaches and attacks targeting APIs over the last year, and our mission is to provide corporations with a ‘single button’ for all things APIs through strategic integrations,” said Larry Link, President and CEO of Cequence Security. “ We are delighted to partner with Software AG to expand the company’s capabilities and fulfill our dual mission of enabling companies to increase their revenue without fearing attacks on their APIs.”