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Coming soon: Secure Your APIs Like Never Before - Introducting Inbound mTLS in APIM


We're excited to announce a major security upgrade for your API infrastructure: Inbound Mutual TLS (mTLS)! This powerful addition to our API Management solution empowers you to enforce secure communication between clients and your API Gateway, taking your API security to the next level.

The Challenge:

Modern APIs are the backbone of digital experiences, exposing sensitive data and functionality. Ensuring their security is paramount, yet traditional authentication methods often fall short.

  • API Keys and Basic Auth: Vulnerable to leaks, misuse, and brute-force attacks.
  • OAuth: Adds complexity and potential misconfigurations.

These challenges leave your APIs exposed to unauthorized access, data breaches, and potential business disruptions.

What's in it for You?

mTLS delivers unparalleled security benefits:

  • Enhanced Authentication: Strong client identity verification through mutual TLS certificates.
  • Encrypted Communication: Data transmitted between clients and APIs is fully encrypted, protecting sensitive information.
  • Simplified Authorization: No need for API keys or complex OAuth configurations.
  • Reduced Attack Surface: Eliminates vulnerabilities associated with traditional methods.

How it works:

mTLS works by requiring clients to present valid certificates issued by a trusted authority before accessing your APIs. This creates a secure channel, ensuring only authorized clients can communicate with your APIs and all data remains encrypted.

Key Features:

  • Granular Policy Control: Define mTLS requirements for specific APIs or groups of APIs.
  • Seamless User Experience: Streamlined client certificate validation for smooth API access.

The Result:

With mTLS, you gain peace of mind knowing your APIs are protected by the strongest possible authentication and encryption. This translates to:

  • Improved Data Security: Secure your sensitive data and comply with stringent regulations.
  • Enhanced Trust and Transparency: Foster trust with your clients and partners through robust security measures.
  • Simplified API Management: Reduce complexity and streamline API security workflows.

Stay tuned for release updates and documentation coming your way soon.