API Security Best Practices: Key Considerations for Holistic API Protection

APIs are the fabric of the modern economy, unleashing innovation to help app teams capture mind and market share with elegant and ubiquitous digital experiences. But while they aid innovation, APIs also expand the threat surface considerably, creating opportunities for compromise and abuse that can lead to data breaches, loss of customer trust, and damaged brand reputation.


While APIs are subject to the same attacks as legacy web apps, existing security controls may be insufficient to adequately protect them. Moreover, risk is compounded by a constantly changing application lifecycle, a plethora of third-party integrations, and lack of visibility into API calls hidden deep within business logic.


Read This F5 eBook to Learn: 

  1. How APIs have become the fabric of the modern digital economy
  2. Why APIs introduce more risk by default and change the calculus for security teams
  3. What security and risk teams should consider doing to protect API endpoints in a constantly changing application lifecycle