“As application architecture has become more complex, the sophistication and volume of attacks have increased independently, causing a litany of issues for IT staff,” notes Don MacVittie, Research Analyst, GigaOm. “The volume of attack data, number of attack vectors, and dispersion of attack activity all make protecting applications harder.”
Designed to assist IT organizations in identifying App and API protection solutions that can help, the GigaOm Radar Report for App and API Protection evaluated vendors on the following criteria:
- How well they are positioned to serve specific market segments, including small-to-medium and large enterprises, service providers and public sector organizations
- How and where their solutions can be deployed and what they can protect
- Performance against critical and differentiating technical features, including rules bundles, AI enhancement, API discovery, data leak protection and credential stuffing protection, bot management and metadata evaluation
- Flexibility, scalability, breadth of coverage and TCO/ROI
Citrix was ranked as a Leader and Fast Mover in all categories, and Citrix Web App and API Protection was noted for the following strengths:
- Maturity of platform
- Deployment flexibility, which enables companies to implement at their own pace across multi-cloud environments
- Intent-based configuration, which makes deployment automated, easier, faster and less error-prone
- Single-pass architecture, which provides for better performance, and reduces latency
Simple, Holistic Protection Delivered in the Cloud
A cloud-delivered service that offers holistic, proven, and layered protection against known and zero-day application attacks, Citrix Web App and API Protection keeps all application types secure across multi-cloud with a web app firewall, bot management, and DDoS protection. The solution is simple to deploy and can be easily configured from a single pane of glass, enabling IT to maintain a consistent security posture.
With Citrix Web App and API Protection, IT organizations can:
- Secure applications wherever they are hosted - on-prem and in private public, hybrid or multi-cloud environments
- Protect both monolithic and micro-services based applications
- Discover, catalog and bring every API under governance
- Leverage intelligent machine learning techniques to learn base-line usage and more easily detect API abuse
“APIs are the most valuable and vulnerable assets of any business, and in today’s world of distributed work, protecting them is not an easy task,” said Pankaj Gupta, Senior Director, Product Management, Citrix. “We are pleased to be recognized by GigaOm for our efforts to speed and simplify the process and will continue to focus on delivering solutions that allow our customers to provide secure and reliable access to the applications their employees need to get work done, wherever it needs to get done.”
Citrix offers a comprehensive range of application delivery and security solutions that provide the holistic visibility organizations of all sizes need to maintain a consistent security posture—even among the most distributed environments. To learn more about the solutions and the value they can deliver for your organization, click here.
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