Customer data, payment information, intellectual property… all are today’s gold. And gold has always attracted prying eyes and malicious intent. As the majority of companies use APIs, their information is vulnerable. What solutions are there? You can leave it all up to the IT people, invest in expensive security experts or… choose an integration platform instead.
Who has access to your data? How and when do they consume that data? Being in control means that you have insight and the ability to restrict access when necessary. Leaving that all up to the IT-department increases their workload, when the work should be done by security experts given the complexity of the matter. And that is a big cost indeed. However there is an alternative. An integration platform does not only take away some of the strain on IT. It ensures that the security policies in place are up-to-date and effectively decrease the risk of losing data. These are some common measures you can take when using APIs:
Automated API policies
Standardized API access
JSON/XML threat protection
These solutions can help you as a company focus on the governance of your data and enhance the efficiency of your organization.