The Reinforced Partnership Will Make API Security a Reality for Organizations in the Middle East and Africa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28th March 2022 – Evanssion, a value-added distributor (VAD) specialized in Cloud Native and Cyber Security across Middle East and Africa, has announced that it is strengthening its partnership with Noname Security, a leader in API Security, to ensure the region is well-equipped to defend against API attacks.
There is a massive gap in the visibility on the API layer from the perspective of consumption and exposure of information through the API. This leads to lack of governance and posture management of APIs. Hackers have tapped into these vulnerabilities and are actively targeting these APIs due to misconfiguration and anomalous behaviour of the API.
Gartner predicts that by 2025, “less than 50% of enterprise APIs will be managed, as explosive growth in APIs surpasses the capabilities of API management tools.” Securing APIs has thus become a pressing issue to address for CIOs, CISOs, and decision makers as they continue to protect data in this evolving threat landscape.
Last year in October 2021, Evanssion signed up an exclusive distribution agreement with Noname Security, headquartered in California, USA, to allow adoption of its API security platform in the Middle East and Africa region.
Noname Security delivers the most powerful, complete, and easy-to-use API security platform. The company finds and inventories all APIs; detects attacks, suspicious behavior, and misconfigurations using AI-based behavioral analysis; prevents attacks and integrates with existing remediation and security infrastructure; and actively validates APIs before deployment.
Unlike other solutions that only monitor API traffic, Noname analyzes API traffic as well as application and infrastructure configurations to provide better API security posture management, API runtime security, and active API SDLC testing. Only Noname Security can find all shadow APIs and API misconfigurations before the company is impacted.
Together with the API security leader, Evanssion is working with some of the largest banks in the financial industry and airline providers in the country to make API Security a reality for the Middle East and Africa region. The past five months has seen tremendous growth for Evanssion and Noname in the EMEA region.
Ahmad Al Qadri, Chief Executive Officer, Evanssion, said, “We are pleasantly surprised at the maturity of the market in understanding API security and the urgent need to proactively protect systems and data.” “The response from our customers has been powerful and I am confident that the shift from ‘Why API Security’ to ‘How’ will be game changing.”
“Partnering with a leader like Evanssion allows us to deliver best-in-class cybersecurity solutions to local customers through the award winning Noname API Security Platform,” said Dirk Marichal, Vice President EMEA. “APIs have become more important than ever and thus it’s a priority to mitigate the associated risks and keep business APIs secure and out of the headlines. We are delighted that Evanssion has recognized this trend, conducted in-depth market research, and chose Noname Security as their preferred API Security solution.”
Noname Security is the only company taking a complete, proactive approach to API Security. Noname works with 20% of the Fortune 500 and covers the entire API security scope across three pillars — Posture Management, Runtime Security, and API Security Testing. Noname Security is privately held, remote-first with headquarters in Silicon Valley, and offices in Tel Aviv and Amsterdam.
Evanssion is a leading regional value-added distributor (VAD) specialized in Cloud Native & Cyber Security across Middle East & Africa. Built on the foundation of identifying and providing early access to technology disruptors and remarkable start-ups from the hotspots of innovation, Evanssion has been proactively working with customers from the past 11 years in addressing their challenges. Headquartered in Dubai, the company’s mission has always been to evangelize the adoption of transformative technologies with passion for our technology partners, end customers & channel partners in the region.
Sarah Kaleem Ahmed