Niagara Networks, the Open Visibility Platform pioneer, and L7 Defense, a cutting-edge cyber security vendor, announces that they have formed a partnership to bring Zero Trust security to API communication running across an organisation’s network.
The L7 Defense application runs directly on Niagara Networks Open Visibility Platform which provides it full access to network traffic. The Open Visibility Platform offers enterprises, for the first time, on-demand deep cyber defense into their visibility layer.
Network performance monitoring
Open Visibility Platform is the only solution to offer network visibility and agility
Ammune™ API Defense by L7 Defense monitors and evaluates the risk of requests made through an API exchange regardless of their identity or source, establishing a dynamic Zero Trust model adapted to the transient nature of APIs and North-South or East-West traffic flows. The L7 Defense solution utilises unsupervised machine learning to determine anomalous behaviours within API communication.
The Open Visibility Platform from Niagara Networks utilises its Packetron™ powered Network Packet Broker and hosts best-of-breed applications to create an intelligence-driven visibility layer. Open Visibility Platform is the only solution to offer network visibility and agility for security and network performance monitoring by marrying the best of switching fabric speed and functionality with scalable, high-end intelligent processing.
Critical cyber security foundation
This unique joint solution ensures full packet visibility integrated with L7 Defense, providing automated mitigation response against API-based vulnerabilities and ensuring a more efficient and simplified security infrastructure.
Unprotected APIs have been an open loophole for attackers to gain a foothold in a network"
“Unprotected APIs have been an open loophole for attackers to gain a foothold in a network and carry out an attack by having a conduit for undetected command and control communication, exfiltration or the use of the API for reconnaissance or lateral movement,” said Yisrael Gross, Co-Founder and Vice President of Business Development at L7 Defense. “This exciting partnership with Niagara Networks offers a critical cyber security foundation providing customers with a new level of visibility, transparency and management.”
Ammune’s API Defense involves three key capabilities:
- Discover - Auto-discovery of the web, mobile and API-based applications that provide the potential attacking surface for API attacks.
- Detect - Auto-detection of outliers in API behaviour using the Ammune multi-profile model, which is adapted to protect from the main attack-category threats.
- Defend - Ammune™ can be installed in-line for proactive responses or in a monitoring mode to alert security organisations to take action.
“We are delighted to announce our strategic partnership with L7 Defense and help address a critical security gap,” said Yigal Amram, Vice President of Business Development and Sales Engineering at Niagara Networks. “L7 Defense joins a growing list of partners who see the new paradigm offered by our Open Visibility Platforms, to offer customers a new advanced and flexible security posture.”