42Crunch allows orgs to automate API security across Kubernetes environments

API security leader and creator of the industry’s first API Firewall – 42Crunch – announced the latest release of its API security platform with full support for Kubernetes environments.

This new solution allows organizations to easily automate API security across Kubernetes environments – enabling the zero-trust architecture needed to protect each microservice, and scale without risk.

The rapid adoption of microservices architectures and Kubernetes lead to proliferation of APIs exposed by these microservices. Developers employ agile practices to quickly iterate on these microservices. Combined, these trends lead to hundreds if not thousands of rapidly changing APIs that modern enterprises often host and need to secure.

Traditional solutions such as Web Application Firewalls (WAF) and API Management tools rely on static rules and policies, and edge protection. While these solutions provide some security functionality within your environment, they still leave the individual microservices vulnerable to API attacks.

Through a fully automated platform, 42Crunch extends security beyond the edge of the enterprise to each individual microservice, protecting them with an ultra-low latency micro API firewall that can be deployed at scale.

42Crunch API firewall is merely 20 MB in size and when deployed in sidecar proxy mode in Kubernetes pods enforces API security with sub-millisecond overhead. This eliminates the manual process of writing and maintaining individual API security policies, and enforces a zero-trust security architecture.

“Since the initial launch of the 42Crunch API Security platform our customers have informed us that edge protection is no longer enough,” says Jacques Declas, CEO and founder of 42Crunch.

“We are excited to make our Kubernetes-native API protection commercially available. Now the teams working on large numbers of microservices can be sure that each and every one of them automatically stays secure throughout its lifecycle.”

In addition, 42Crunch’s unique approach integrates with companies’ DevSecOps pipeline and delivers automated API security across the whole API lifecycle:

  • AUDIT: Run 200+ security audit tests of the OpenAPI specification definition with detailed security scoring to help developers define and strengthen API contract.
  • SCAN: Scan live API endpoints to discover potential vulnerabilities and discrepancies of the API implementation against the API contract.
  • PROTECT: Launch service to protect APIs and apply policies that can be deployed in our lightweight, low-latency micro API firewall.