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Wallarm for Financial Services

Protect Your Cloud-Native and Legacy Applications

APIs are transforming the financial sector, reducing IT complexity, enabling agility & partners, and driving innovation. But with this revolution comes the need to comply with regulatory requirements, safeguard sensitive customer, partner & institutional data, and protect internal operations – at scale. Wallarm delivers the full-spectrum API security needed to deliver on those obligations.

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API Security Challenges for the Financial Sector

Why You Need API Security

Protecting APIs and web applications is crucial for the financial sector, from the traditional organizations (e.g., banks, investment firms and insurance brokers) to the digital natives (e.g., neobanks and fintechs).

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Growing Attack Surface

According to McKinsey1, banks plan to rapidly increase use of APIs – including internal APIs (73% of total by 2025, up 2x from 2020), partner APIs (19% of total, up 2x from 2020) and public APIs (8% of total, up 3x from 2020) – which will have a significant impact on their cybersecurity posture. While APIs can enhance operational efficiency and provide new revenue streams, they can also introduce new security risks.

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Regulatory Compliance

Complying with various industry standards and regulatory requirements has a significant impact on API security needs in the financial sector. These standards and regulations – which include data privacy regulations such as GDPR and CCPA, and financial regulatory requirements from the SEC, NY DFS, FFIEC, Open Banking, PSD2, etc. – typically have specific requirements related to data protection, incident response, access controls, and other security practices.

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PCI Standards

Most PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) requirements impact the use of APIs in the financial sector, from maintaining a secure network and a vulnerability management program to implementing strong access control measures and regularly monitoring / testing networks. In addition, PCI has transitioned away from PA-DSS to the PCI Software Security Framework (SSF), which will evaluate APIs against the Secure Software Lifecycle (Secure SLC) and Secure Software Standards, including the new Security Requirements Module for Web Software.

Full Real-Time Protection

Address Your Web App & APIs Challenges Today

Wallarm End-to-End API Security delivers best-in-class API Security and WAAP (Next-Gen WAF) capabilities to protect your entire cloud-native and legacy application portfolio, covering all environments, API protocols, and usage scenarios including public, internal, and partner APIs.

Advanced API Security

Comprehensive real-time API threat detection and response across your entire portfolio – regardless of protocol – in multi-cloud and cloud-native environments. Get coverage for your north-south (public), east-west (internal) and partner traffic to ensure complete protection.

API Discovery

Regain control and reduce risk across your entire portfolio by inventorying, tracking and correcting issues based on actual user traffic, and gaining visibility into sensitive data flows (PII, financial data, credentials and more) to ensure compliance with applicable regulations / standards and reduce risk of improper exposure.

API Leaks Management

Comprehensive answer to the recent surge in hacks involving leaked API Keys and other API secrets. It enables automatic discovery of leaked API keys and secrets, implementation of controls to block their use, and protection against any follow-on attacks.

Cloud-Native WAAP

Wallarm provides web application and API protection (WAAP) in any environment — all via one integrated platform. Get full coverage protection against OWASP Top 10 risks and other emerging threats: account takeover (ATO), malicious bots, L7 DDoS, and exploitation of 0-day vulnerabilities.

World-Class Services and Support

Wallarm provides ongoing security and technical support to all subscribed customers – to ensure your API security program is performing optimally and staying ahead of the constantly evolving threat landscape.

Our Customers

Trusted by Security & DevOps Teams Globally

Fortune 500 and many other of the world’s largest tech companies rely on Wallarm to protect their APIs and web applications.

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Enterprise customers
20,000+
Protected apps and APIs
180B+
API requests protected, daily
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“With Wallarm, we've been able to scale API protection to the scale we need and manage with our infrastructure as a code approach.”
Gustavo Ogawa, Head of Security at Rappi
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APIs and services protected

Wallarm is pleased to be recognized as one of the world’s most innovative cybertech companies for financial services in recognition of our commitment to providing unparalleled API security products and services used to protect financial customers, organizations and data.

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