Attackers reverse engineer mobile and web applications to hijack API calls, and program bots to invade your business APIs. They target APIs to take over accounts, scrape business-critical data, and also perform application distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Bots deluge the API server with unwanted requests. It’s essential to accurately distinguish between good API calls and Bad API calls for online businesses. ShieldSquare processes about a trillion API calls every year, the intelligence gathered from processing such a vast number of requests helps us differentiate good API calls from sophisticated bad API calls and block malicious requests.
Real-time Protection Against API Vulnerabilities
- APIs are increasingly used to exchange data or to integrate with partners. ShieldSquare protects business-critical APIs against scraping, and application DDoS attacks, and ensures secure access of data.
- Blocks attempts to bypass device profiling, and direct API access to perform account takeover attacks.
- Reduces total API calls and unexpected surge in third-party API usage by filtering unauthorized requests.
- Filters request from headless browsers (e.g., Phantom Js) and browser automation tools (e.g., Selenium), and block browser-not-present requests.