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There are several myths and misconceptions about API security. These myths about securing APIs are crushing your business.

Why so? Because these myths are widening your security gaps. This is making it easier for attackers to abuse APIs. And API attacks are costly. Of course, you will have to bear financial losses. But there are other consequences too:

  • Reputational damage
  • Customer attrition
  • Loss of customer trust
  • Difficulty in acquiring new customers
  • Legal costs
  • Massive fines and penalties for non-compliance

In this article, we will debunk the top 5 myths about securing APIs

Secure APIs Better: Top 5 API Security Myths Demystified

Myth 1: API Gateways, Existing IAM Tools, and WAFs are Enough to Secure API

Reality: These aren’t enough to secure your APIs. They are layers in API security. They need to be part of a larger security solution.

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