August 6, 2021
2 min read

Minimizing Security Risks in APIs and Microservices

Ishwari Lokare

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and microservices are the foundational pillars of digital transformation initiatives. They simplify the development process for our technology teams, enabling them to innovate faster, increase customer engagement and boost business agility. However, while this transformation of business digitally opens doors to limitless opportunities, it also opens doors to many challenges - with one of the most significant challenges being security.

Risks in APIs and Microservices

Factors such as highly distributed architectures, the ephemeral nature of containers, use of different technology stacks, deployment across multi-cloud / hybrid cloud infrastructures and lack of effective visibility tools all conspire to make microservices and API security hard. We need to evolve our security strategies to accommodate the varying needs of these modern applications.

That's where Kong comes in. Kong provides end-to-end API and service connectivity and management, empowering application teams to provide consistent security, comprehensive visibility and data protection across all APIs and services.

To effectively protect our data and applications, we need to start by adopting a zero-trust strategy, which is built on limiting access to data and resources until a connection is proven secure. Kong helps technology teams to achieve zero-trust security in one click with its runtime, Kong Mesh.

Minimizing Security Risks

Download the infographic "Minimizing Security Risks in API and Microservices" today to get an overview of the security complexities involved in adopting APIs and microservices and the benefits of implementing "zero-trust" principles that protect applications from cyberattacks.

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