Analyzing the concept of API management (APIM), its benefits, and what it will look like as the API landscape continues to evolve.
There are two fundamental truths in the API landscape.
First: APIs have become a strategic tool for companies to expand their digital reach, accelerate their businesses, and do more for their customers. Second: because of the way they work and how they’ve been used so far, APIs are particularly vulnerable to attacks from bad actors. In fact, according to recent research, malicious API attack traffic surged 117% over the past year, indicating that the threat on APIs is far from abating.
So, where does this leave businesses that want to leverage the power of APIs? For starters, they need to invest in an API security strategy that covers all their bases. A robust strategy will be held up by a number of different tools and methodologies, including API management (APIM).
In this article, we’re taking a closer look at what APIM is, its benefits, and what it will look like as the API landscape continues to evolve.
What Is APIM?
APIM is the process of creating, distributing, monitoring, and analysing APIs that connect applications and data across the enterprise and clouds. Typically deployed as a scalable platform, APIM allows enterprises to share their API configurations while controlling access, monitoring and collecting usage data, and enforcing security policies related to APIs.
In other words, APIM gives businesses the power to better leverage the API economy without compromising