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.
API gateways monitor endpoints. They provide visibility into API usage. They offer some level of access control and rate-limiting capabilities. They authorize and route API calls to the correct backend services. But most API gateways aren’t built for security. Developers use them for integration purposes.