Edgio Mitigates Threats at the Edge with API Security Solution

Edgio, the platform of choice for speed, security, and simplicity at the edge, is releasing a new API Security solution that uses machine learning (ML) to discover and protect enterprise Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) from evolving threats.

According to the company, the latest addition to Edgio’s Security platform reduces the risk of API-specific attacks and through simple integration with developer workflows enables strong application performance and accelerated application release velocity.

Edgio uses ML to inspect application traffic patterns and content to ensure API endpoints are discovered, managed, and secured.

“Our new advanced API security capabilities give customers integrated protection at the edge, a critical feature for the modern enterprise,” said Ajay Kapur, CTO and general manager, applications, at Edgio. “Built natively into our 300+ PoP edge network, the API Security solution provides strong protection for enterprises where and when they need it most, without management complexity and performance degradation.”

Available immediately to customers worldwide, Edgio is delivering this service as part of its fully-integrated, holistic Web Application and API Protection (WAAP) solution for greater visibility with less complexity, giving customers the ability to respond to threats quicker, according to the company.

With its ML-powered API discovery capabilities, enterprises can easily onboard API endpoints on the Edgio platform via OpenAPI, and enforce encryption, API rate limiting, and other controls across identified APIs without tedious manual processes or bolt-on solutions.

This ensures consistent security practices and mitigates the risk of unauthorized access or data breaches from unknown or hidden API endpoints.

In addition, Edgio now offers a positive security model via API schema validation to ensure that only API requests with the proper specifications are allowed access while mitigating invalid API requests.

As part of Edgio’s Dual WAAP, the solution allows DevSecOps to test and validate API schema changes in production via an additional audit profile to lower the risk of blocking legitimate traffic and decrease the mean time to resolution (MTTR) with faster testing.  Rule changes can be deployed across the entire network in under 60 seconds to close the door on attackers. 

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