Bring your Shadow APIs to light
Shadow APIs are undocumented or unmonitored public APIs that pose a significant security risk to an organization. These may include third-party APIs and services that the company uses but does not track, or in-house developed tools for internal or customer use. The new Wallarm API specification comparison feature allows security and operations teams to discover Shadow APIs.
Shadow APIs put businesses at risk, as attackers can exploit them to gain access to critical systems, steal valuable data, or disrupt operations, further compounded by the fact that APIs often act as gatekeepers to critical data and that a range of OWASP API vulnerabilities can be exploited to bypass API security. Recent reports highlight that the majority of businesses have Shadow APIs that are vulnerable to attacks, and cybercriminals are increasingly targeting these weaknesses.
With Wallarm's solution, SecOps and Security Analyst teams can now identify Shadow APIs, including external, internal, and 3rd party developed APIs. The solution gives security teams the ability to compare and validate their API specifications with the ones automatically built by Wallarm API Discovery. In this way, the SecOps and Security Analysts can detect any discrepancies that may indicate the presence of Shadow APIs, allowing them to quickly take action to mitigate potential security risks.
Don't wait until it's too late - start using Wallarm's new Shadow API detection feature today and safeguard your API infrastructure from potential attacks!