API, Application Programming Interface, a software intermediary that enables two applications to communicate. The messenger delivers your requests to the provider you are requesting them from and gives you feedback.
API security is the protection of the data, both that you use and own. The approach that you use in API security depends on the type of data being transferred. Sensitive data such as financial, medical, and personal data require high security from third-party applications.
There are two ways of providing wed API security
REST API is an application programming interface that fits the limitations of the REST architectural method and allows interaction with RESTFUL web services. You will be able to access a great variety of data formats. It uses less bandwidth and is easier to integrate with existing websites enabling you to work faster.
SOAP API is a standard-based web service access protocol that uses service interfaces to expose its functionality to client applications. It has an independent programming language and only allows XML formats.
Ten ways to keep your data and infrastructure safe
APIs are growing, and it is your duty as an organization to put measures to prevent any attack on your API. The practices mentioned above will help you secure your data. Your end goal should be developing a solid API security policy.
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