42Crunch Reaches 450,000 Developers as Shift-Left & Shield-Right Approach For API Security Prevails
June 2022 by Patrick LEBRETON
The Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, 42Crunch, the Developer-First API Security Platform vendor, announced that it has over 450,000 developers now using its API Security tools. 42Crunch makes it easy for developers to us its OpenAPI security tools from directly inside the market leading Integrated Development Environments (IDE), Visual Studio, Intellij and Eclipse. This shift-left approach benefits enterprises by enabling developers to code in security at the API design time, thus enabling API security from the get-go, rather than attempting to patch security fixes after the fact when APIs are live in production.
Not only do the 42Crunch tools help developers code in security, they also prioritize problems and suggest methods of fixing them in accordance with the industry standard OpenAPI specification. 42Crunch also offers a run-time protection API firewall for “shield-right” defense, that enforces security policies during production to ensure continuous API security at all times.
Gartner identified that “API security challenges have emerged as a top concern for most software engineering leaders, as unmanaged and unsecured APIs create vulnerabilities that could accelerate multimillion dollar security incidents”. Gartner® also predicts that API abuses will become the most-frequent attack vector responsible for data breaches for enterprise web applications during 2022.