Imperva: API security is the cyber topic

The growing number of APIs almost automatically creates more opportunities for malicious actors. This is because every API is a potential target for cybercriminals, as it allows hackers to access large amounts of sensitive data – such as customer information or business-critical data. In addition, APIs serve as signposts to internal objects or to database structures.

APIs are definitely security-heavy

The vulnerabilities open to hackers here will continue to grow steadily in 2023. Too often, APIs are released to production without security teams being able to review them. In many companies, managers have little visibility into current APIs, making it impossible to protect them.

When APIs are released without security checks or controls, so-called shadow APIs can emerge that are virtually invisible to the security team. The problem with shadow APIs is that they provide access to the same data as published, secured APIs. These unmonitored APIs are comparable to an unlocked window. Motivated criminals can sneak in to access data or carry out attacks.

Protect APIs with Imperva API Security

Multiple problems – one solution: Imperva API Security provides continuous protection for all APIs through deep detection and classification of sensitive data to identify all public, private and shadow APIs and enable security teams to implement a positive security model. Here are the key benefits:

  • In-depth endpoint discovery.
    Your customers eliminate data leaks and API misuse with comprehensive API discovery of all endpoints and classification of sensitive data.


  • Automated threat classification
    APIs are created significantly faster. Using machine learning, Imperva API Security continuously classifies changes to accurately determine threats.

For more information on Imperva API Security solutions, simply contact us. You can find the latest Imperva blog on the topic here.