Der Value-Added-Distributor Westcon and the Californian Noname Security are now working together in the EMEA region. The strategic partnership with the security provider specializing in the protection of enterprise APIs is expanding Westcon’s range of solutions Next Generation Solutions in the area of cloud and DevOps security.
Noname’s API security platform reliably identifies company programming interfaces (APIs), data and metadata, analyzes behavior, fixes vulnerabilities, and detects and stops many common threats. In this way, the attack surface of your APIs is minimized in the long term. Integrated into existing cloud and on-premises environments, smooth operation is guaranteed at all times – including out-of-band integration and short time-to-value.
According to Gartner, the misuse of APIs will become one of the most common attack vectors in 2022, Westcon said. Virtually every application in the past three years has used APIs, and since around 35 percent of all APIs have vulnerabilities on average, companies are well advised to protect them in real time.
“Open, often unprotected APIs are a relatively new topic for many security departments – but also a topic of great significance and with an enormous risk potential,” explains Robert Jung, Managing Director DACH and EE at Westcon. “Noname’s solutions enable our partners to reliably identify and protect their customers’ APIs and significantly reduce their attack surface. We are very much looking forward to accompanying the market launch of the platform.”
“Almost all components in the technology stack of modern companies today use APIs because they are so effective and flexible,” adds Dirk Marichal, Vice President EMEA at Noname Security. “Unfortunately, APIs are not as secure as conventional applications and are therefore the focus of many attacks. Our platform helps our customers to minimize risks and to protect enterprise APIs much better so that companies don’t suddenly find themselves in the headlines.”