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Salt Security

(50%)

vs

Traceable AI

(96%)

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

Salt Security first arrived on the scene in 2016.

With the rise of API applications, attackers are now targeting the business logic flaws and API vulnerabilities that turn up with every software release. Unless your security protection can understand your application business logic and how it changes over time, it opens the door for attackers to discover and exploit your application vulnerabilities.   

Traceable AI’s security platform was purpose-built from the ground up to understand and fully protect API applications. Unlike other API Security solutions on the market, Traceable was built to understand how applications work and track their software changes so that security protection is always up-to-date and never left behind. 

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 RequirementsSalt Security
(50%)
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 Salt

Real-time Protection

API attacks are fast and hard to detect because they often look like regular business traffic. Traceable AI has a range of deployment options that takes minutes to set up. This includes an in-app agent option for real-time protection, blocking threats as they come, and an agentless option that can be deployed outside the application depending on your requirements.

Sensitive Data Tracking

Maintaining an API catalog that 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.  Evaluate how Salt will detect and prevent unauthorized sensitive data from flowing through your APIs

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.

Web Protection

Cybercriminals have expanded their attack campaigns to both Web and API applications, looking for an easy way to breach your security defenses and steal your sensitive data. Without a solid defense against web and API attacks,  you end up with a hole in your security protection, allowing cybercriminals to gain an easy foothold in your organization.

Traceable AI offers both API and Web protection for mission-critical applications blocking cyber attack campaigns that target both API and web applications, seeking your sensitive data.

About this page:

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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