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Legacy AppSec tools won't cut it

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Traditional application security testing solutions have been fundamental in cybersecurity stacks. They enable enterprises to monitor the health of their applications and uncover hidden risks. Despite the fact that these solutions have been the go-to for quite some time, APIs present unique security needs that these solutions can’t address. Notably, traditional application security testing solutions don’t provide the granular visibility required to accurately keep up with how many APIs you have, what types of data they interact with, and if they are being exploited. With that in mind, API-specifc security solutions are the only tools that can adequately secure your API estate.

Noname vs Legacy AppSec Solutions

Noname Security competitors and third party tools that fall in this category include: Salt Security, Wallarm, Traceable, NeoSec, Wib, Teejlab, and Veracode.

API Security Requirement
Runtime Protection Solutions
Noname Security
Full Observability
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Accurate Inventory
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Security Posture Management Analysis
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API-Specific Runtime Security Controls
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API Security Testing
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Functional API Testing
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Full Observability:

Traditional tools often leverage infrastructure like web application firewalls (WAFs) and API gateways in order to provide visibility into your API estate. The problem with this is that of the thousands of APIs enterprises are managing, many of which are not routed through a proxy such as an API gateway or web application firewall. This means that you won’t have visibility into your entire API estate.
 

Accurate Inventory:

An accurate inventory entails having visibility into configuration settings, routing information, traffic mapping, and whether or not sensitive data is traversing your APIs. Since these traditional tools aren’t purpose-built for APIs, they can’t provide the insights you need. Quite frankly, traditional application security testing solutions wouldn’t be able to provide any of this information.

Security Posture Management Analysis:

Since these tools aren’t purpose-built for APIs, they aren’t able to uncover vulnerabilities. Noname Security Posture Management intelligently identifies and prioritizes potential vulnerabilities. We integrate with existing workflows so you have the flexibility to remediate manually, semi-automatically, or fully automatically.

API Specific Runtime Security Controls:

Application security involves protecting a single entity and how it interacts with the outside world. APIs on the other hand, interact with several other APIs and applications. There are hundreds if not thousands of API endpoints that need to be protected in real-time. Traditional AppSec solutions simply cannot keep up with all of the API calls within your environment. This reality leaves your environment vulnerable to cyber attacks without the proper runtime protection capabilities.


API Security Testing:

Runtime protection tools are very useful in a production environment but can’t help you in pre-production. That means, without an adequate testing solution, your teams are potentially introducing flawed code that will leave you vulnerable. This increases the probability that your runtime protection solution will be put to use as attackers will likely take advantage of misconfigured APIs. Misconfigured APIs that would have been tested before production with the Noname platform. Noname Active Testing empowers organizations to stop vulnerabilities before production and innovate faster.


Functional API Testing:

Though traditional tools don’t provide sufficient means of security testing, they do provide insight into whether or not your APIs are functioning properly. This level of insight is helpful in keeping your business and applications operational. However, this level of testing will not provide the insight you’re looking for in terms of design flaws and misconfigurations. You may be able to uncover a security flaw by discovering an API is not functioning properly, but these tools do not provide that degree of insight outright.


Architectural Flexibility:

Traditional application security testing tools are generally deployed in the cloud. However, the reality is, most organizations are looking for flexibility. Most notably, an API security solution that deploys on-premises as well. Noname Security stands alone when it comes to this aspect, empowering enterprises with the deployment options they need to feel most secure.


Industry Expertise:

Noname Security delivers a comprehensive API security program for our customers based on three protection pillars - API discovery, API security testing, and API runtime protection. Over 20% of the Fortune 500 rely on this framework to ensure their APIs are secure and they remain compliant with data regulations.