Ready for any threat
App & API Protector
Designed to protect entire web and API estates with a holistic set of powerful protections purposely built with customer-focused automation and simplicity
In today’s connected world, securing web applications and APIs from a wide range of threats — from web app business logic attacks and API abuse to bots — is critical for business success. However, securing digital properties amid cloud journeys, modern DevOps practices, and constantly changing applications and APIs introduces new complexities and challenges.
Deploying a holistic web application and API protection (WAAP) solution can strengthen your information security strategy and provide insight into emerging risks to target security gaps and stop web and API-based attacks. Akamai App & API Protector is designed to protect entire web and API estates with a holistic set of powerful protections purposely built with customer-focused automation and simplicity. The simplicity of App & API Protector belies some of the most advanced security automation available today. Powered by a new adaptive security engine, App & API Protector brings together many industry-leading core technologies in web application firewall, bot mitigation, API security, and DDoS protection under a single solution that is actually easy to use.
One Product, Broad Protections
Protect all your websites, applications, and APIs from a broad range of threats, including volumetric DDoS, automated botnets, and injection and API-based attacks, among others, from a single WAAP solution.
Maintain strong security with automatic updates and alleviate alert fatigue with automatic self-tuning to help security teams focus on investigating real attacks and not chasing false alerts.
Do More With Less
Maximize your security investment with a solution that includes web application and API protections, bot visibility and mitigation, DDoS protection, SIEM connectors, web optimization, edge compute, API acceleration, and more.
Reduce Your API Attack Surface
APIs have become a dominant mechanism in the modern web that enable powerful web experiences, but could also expose back-end data and logic. Automatically discover and protect your APIs from vulnerabilities, including the OWASP API Security Top 10.
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Managed Security Services
Offload or augment your security management, monitoring, and threat mitigation to Akamai security experts
Maximum Protection and Performance
Advanced API Capabilities
Automatically discover a full range of known, unknown, and changing APIs across your web traffic, including their endpoints, definitions, and traffic profiles. Visibility into APIs helps protect against hidden attacks, find errors, and reveal unexpected changes. Moreover, you can easily register newly discovered APIs with just a few clicks. The best part is: All API requests are automatically inspected for malicious code whether you choose to register them or not, providing strong API security by default. With the advanced security management option, registered APIs can benefit from additional forms of protections, like the enforcement of API specifications at the edge.
Bot Visibility & Mitigation
Monitor and mitigate bot attacks with integrated bot capabilities designed to detect and stop unwanted bots. Gain real-time visibility into your bot traffic with access to Akamai’s expansive directory of more than 1,500 known bots. Investigate skewed web analytics, prevent origin overload, and create your own bot definitions to permit access to third-party and partner bots without obstruction. As your needs grow, you can easily upgrade to a fullfeatured bot management or account takeover solution with just a few steps.
Akamai APIs, which are also available in the form of a wrapper with an Akamai CLI package or Terraform, provide the ability to manage App & API Protector via code. Every action available in the UI is accessible via programmable APIs. Enable rapid onboarding, create uniform management of security policies, centralize enforcement across cloud infrastructures, and improve collaboration between DevOps and security teams in a GitOps workflow to ensure security always keeps pace with today’s rapid development. Security information and event management (SIEM) APIs are also available, and pre-built connectors to Splunk, QRadar, ArcSight, and more are automatically included with App & API Protector.
More protection. Better outcomes. Less friction.
Tailor defenses to the latest applications and threats
Simplify security with automated updates and self tuning
Minimize effort with Akamai-managed updates and machine learning–powered self tuning.
Empower developers and security teams
Operationalize security with a choice of popular tools and deploy within a CI/CD pipeline.