Challenges with securing your Web Services & APIs

Here are the key challenges faced by organizations wishing to secure their Web Services:
  • Assessing risks

    Service Oriented Applications are composed or many agents, some under your control, others not. As distributed systems, they are vulnerable to misconfigurations, weak or no encryption and man-in-the middle attacks. Evaluating the risks associated with these assets is essential to protecting them.

  • Trust in M2M communications

    So much of your digital business today, and even more so tomorrow, relies on automation. You need to ensure that your software agents cooperate securely with others, using APIs and Web services, to compute and create data that is accurate, delivered on time to the right ‘consumer’ and not stolen.

  • Schema validation

    A commonly understood step in securing a Web Service is to ensure its schema complies with the industry standard and design of the service. Indeed, agents ought to communicate with each other using the intended method and deliver no more than the data they are supposed to exchange.

  • Secure communications

    If you’re going to rely on machine-to-machine communications using the Internet’s inherently unsafe protocols, you need to take a few steps. Such as authenticating web service agents, signing messages and encrypting traffic. If not, you might as well leave the keys of your digital business on the door.

  • Blocking attacks

    Like any web applications, Web Services are the subject of both robotic and manual attacks aiming at disrupting the service, stealing credentials and leaking data. You need to protect your automated data flows against xPath, SQL and command injections, scripts and other denial of service attacks.

  • Simplify & industrialize

    While web services automate the data creation and sharing process within your ecosystem, securing these communications also needs to be automated, so as to scale with your growing business needs. Schema validation, authentication and signature can and needs to be centralized.

Benefits gained from using DenyAll to secure your APIs & Web Services

DenyAll’s Next Generation Web Application Firewall and vulnerability scanner help organizations control the risks associated with machine-to-machine communications, remediate vulnerabilities, prevent denial-of-service attacks and block intrusion attempts. Here are the most common benefits you can expect from using these products:
  • Reduce the attack surface

    DenyAll Vulnerability Manager helps identify assets, prioritize vulnerabilities, distribute remediation tasks to various team members and report on compliance with corporate policy and regulations. Knowing where you stand is the first step to providing a secure environment.

  • Comprehensive Web Services Security

    DenyAll Web Services Firewall was designed to handle all tasks associated with securing your web services, from schema validation to agent authentication, message signature and data encryption. A specific workflow checks the structure of JSON messages for attacks concealed in such messages.

  • Blocking attacks

    DenyAll Web Application Firewall and DenyAll Web Services Firewall work together to centrally control all web application and services communications within your corporate network and with the outside world, blocking attacks, including from untrustworthy agents outside of your direct control.

  • Web services routing & authentication service

    DenyAll Web Services Firewall acts as a central point of control, routing all SOAP and REST traffic, learning and validating schemas, securing communications and authenticating all service members so as to prevent man-in-the-middle and denial of service attacks.

  • Better access control using threat intelligence

    Combine the data provided by the DenyAll IP Reputation Service together with the capabilities of DenyAll Web Services Firewall to drop requests originating from untrusted sources, attempting to insert themselves within your web services communications.

  • Signed messages

    DenyAll Web Services Firewall can be used as a central point of control for all SOAP and REST messages, ensuring they are probably signed before reaching their target. This not only increases security, it helps demonstrate compliance with policy and perform forensics analysis, when needed.

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