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Cequence Security

(57%)

vs

Traceable AI

(96%)

note: percent calculation based-on the number of API security requirements met vs unmet (partial = .5)

Cequence Security was founded in 2015 focusing on bot mitigation and fraud prevention. More recently, Cequence repositioned itself as an API Security vendor with the introduction of API Sentinel. API Sentinel offers basic API discovery and visibility features that are common across most API Security vendors.  

Traceable was purpose-built to provide the highest level of protection for both Web and API applications, offering a security platform that can block sophisticated unknown attacks that target your application’s business logic flaws and vulnerabilities.  Our security platform offers a powerful capability to collect all data from all touchpoints within your application as user-driven traffic flows through your application. This lays the groundwork to build powerful machine learning models that can quickly surface malicious behavior that can quickly lead to sensitive data exposure. 

Traceable AI is the leader in API security and enables comprehensive protection for APIs including the Log4j/Log4Shell exploit.

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API Security RequirementsCequence
(57%)
Traceable AI
(96%)
API Discovery and Risk Management
APIs Discovery
Risk Scoring
Change Detection
Usage Analysis
3rd Party API Risk
Detection and Blocking of Attacks
OWASP Top 10 attacks - WAF
OWASP API Top 10 attacks
DDoS Protection
User Behavior Attacks
User Identification & Behavior Analytics
Bot Mitigation
Fraud Detection
Partial
Data Flow Analytics
Sensitive Data Flow
Security Data Lake For Analytics & Threathunting
Deployment
Inline / Agent-based
Out-of-Band/Agentless

Consider the following points when evaluating Cequence

Understanding of Business Logic

APIs expose business logic, and attackers often exploit your business logic to abuse your APIs.  UnderstandingAPI context and transaction/data flows are crucial to detecting and defending against business logic attacks. Traceable was purpose-built to detect and block sophisticated business logic attacks by collecting transactions across an application and building out sophisticated models.

API Security Data Lake

Historical data about attempted API attacks  is a crucial need for security teams to improve their security posture over time. Traceable is built on a security data lake that enables EDR-like capabilities that enterprise security teams have been using for years. Customers can perform threat hunting, post-forensic analysis and track sensitive data flows across their API-driven applications.

Sensitive Data Tracking

Maintaining an API catalog which highlights sensitive data, like PII, PCI, etc exposure is a critical step in mitigating data breaches.  Traceable has the ability to pinpoint your sensitive data and identify and visualize each API flow across your applications, allowing you to identify insecure or vulnerable APIs that could lead to a devastating data breach.

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This analysis and comparison is based on research of public-facing documentation and content and is intended to educate and inform the market about how different solutions address API security requirements. We welcome feedback to make this evaluation more accurate.  If you see any errors, please click on the ‘Feedback’ button on the lower left of the page and we will update the page.  

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