There is a new product headed to the cloud that is designed to detect security threats as they relate to the application programming interface. Customers will be able to request access to the platform from today.

An application programming interface is a documented connection between a computer and a program. A survey found that more than 61.6% of developers relied on the APIs more in the next two years. They are also being attacked more and more. Two-thirds of organizations are exposing their intellectual property to the public and partners according to a report by Imperva.

Identifying misconfigurations and detecting bots is one of the tasks Advanced API Security performs. When detecting configuration issues, the service provides recommended actions and uses pre-configured rules to identify malicious bots. Each rule represents a different type of traffic from a single address and if it meets any of the rules, it is reported as a bot.

One of the most common reasons for security incidents is misconfiguration. While identifying and resolving misconfigurations is a top priority for many organizations, the configuration management process is time consuming and requires a lot of resources. It's easier for teams to identify proxies that aren't in line with security standards with advanced API security. The process of identifying data breeches is sped up by the use of AdvancedAPI Security.

In order to bolster its security offerings, which it acquired in 2016 for over half a billion dollars, the company has launched a new product. Increased competition is what the company is responding to. Salt Security is one of the companies delivering cybersecurity products. Several established vendors have expanded their offerings in the last few years.

The new gateway was launched by Cloudflare. Imperva bought CloudVector in May.

The jury is still out on how well these products perform compared to other products. The last few months have seen a number of companies fall prey to attacks. The others are not the only ones. According to a recent study by Cloudentity, 44% of companies have experienced substantial authorization issues with their internal and external-facing APIs.