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Attackers know that API calls originating from inside an app are a blueprint for the infrastructure inside your data center. Further, they can use those same API calls to hide their malicious purposes, like a Trojan horse ready to slip through the front door. Apps are the new emerging threat vector.
Despite the fact that the costs associated with hacking and data breaches have arguably never been higher, recent API-related security incidents involving large companies, T-Mobile and Accenture, highlight the fact that basic API security best practices are still often not being adhered to.
Recently, ProgrammableWeb reported on Seculert, its Advanced Threat Protection suite and the availability of its product line through the Seculert API. Yesterday, Seculert made two announcements that will both expand the use and capabilities of its ATP product line: the Elastic Sandbox and an updated API. The Sandbox allows users to run malware in isolated environments where a professional can analyze and track the malware’s progression. The API updates allow developers to better visualize calls and data manipulation.