Discover APIs and prevent data leakage
Automatically discover API endpoints that are connected to your applications, and allowlist and monitor for anomalous behavior.
Why API Security Matters
Modern applications are constantly evolving, with increased dependencies on APIs. These API endpoints increase an application’s attack surface area and introduce new risks and vulnerabilities that current security tools struggle to mitigate.
The volume of APIs is rapidly increasing, with new vulnerabilities emerging that risk exposing sensitive data. Security teams are struggling to manage and identify exponential numbers of endpoints and connections across their infrastructure.
Developers often deploy public APIs, bypassing internally mandated security processes and procedures.
Moving too fast
Orgs with CI/CD pipelines deploy new code and APIs swiftly, perhaps overlooking security requirements.
Excessive data exposure
Developers often unintentionally expose sensitive datasets that may be leaked accidentally.
Broken object-level authorization
Permissions need to be set to prevent one user from accessing another user’s data.
Why F5 Distributed Cloud API Security?
Rapid deployment via SaaS with simple API discovery leading to operational savings.
Points of presence (PoPs) in API security deliver high speed, scale, and API protection.
Observe API security and networking metrics from a single, centralized user interface.
Secure and discover your APIs with Distributed Cloud API Security
Distributed Cloud API Security provides discovery and deep insights from use of AI/ML. Block API attacks in real time and eliminate vulnerabilities at their source. The SaaS-based portal enables users to manage and go deep for threat analytics, forensics, and troubleshooting of modern applications.
Detect and block Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) API Top 10 attacks in real time by using automatic detection at the development and production layer.
Positive Security Model
You can automatically create and enforce a positive security model from your own OpenAPI specifications.
Automatic API Discovery
Detect all APIs across your applications, including rogue and shadow APIs.
Integrate security into the API lifecycle process via CI/CD tools or leading API management vendors.
ML-Based Traffic Monitoring
Continuous machine learning monitors all traffic, allowing API security to predict and block suspicious activity.
Globally Distributed Apps
Distributed infrastructure across clouds and edge sites provides a consistent experience.
Automated Policy Generation
Automatically generate policies based on App-to-App and API-to-API patterns.
Distributed Cloud API Security Use Cases
Hybrid Security Deployments
Protect existing workloads in one or more clouds or in on-premises environments.
Workload Management Using a Service Mesh
Mesh Kubernetes controller and multi-layer security in and across clusters.
API Endpoint Identification
Discover API endpoints with Swagger import and export capabilities.
Broad Platform and Cloud Provider Support
Distributed Cloud Services can be delivered to apps running on any platform, on any public/private cloud. Connect and secure apps running in VMs, containers, bare metal, or serverless.
Service Discovery and Service Mesh Integrations
Supports multiple service discovery protocols simultaneously. Consul, Kubernetes, and DNS work out of the box. Istio or Linkerd service mesh can integrate with a Distributed Cloud Services ingress/egress gateway.
Automation, Alerting, and SIEM Integration
F5’s native Terraform provider, vesctl CLI tool, and public APIs deliver to the automation needs of app teams. Support for tools like Opsgenie or Slack for alerting, and Splunk or Datadog for SIEM, simplify life for DevOps and SecOps teams.
Ways to Deploy
Distributed Cloud Services deliver application management, networking, and security services closer to workloads and can be deployed in public/private clouds, on-prem data centers, and edge sites with centralized management via a SaaS-based console.
Manage and protect application workloads hosted in AWS, Azure, and GCP.
F5 Global PoPs
Manage and protect application workloads from any of the points of presence (PoPs) on the F5 global network.
Manage and protect applications at the data center and edge sites.