Salt Security


Traceable AI

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Salt Security is an API security company based in Palo Alto, California. Salt Security provides an API protection platform to prevent attacks, using machine learning and AI. Deployed in minutes, the platform learns the granular behavior of a company’s APIs and requires minimal configuration or customization to identify and block API attackers.

Traceable identifies all of your APIs, evaluates your API risk posture, stops API attacks that lead to incidents such as data exfiltration, and provides analytics for threat hunting and forensic research. With Traceable, you can confidently discover, manage and secure all of your APIs, quickly deploy, and easily scale to meet the ongoing needs of your organization.

Traceable can deploy agentless out-of-band through various forms of traffic mirroring, agentless edge through plugins on edge infrastructure such as API gateways, load balancers, proxies, and meshes, and even in-app through language agents to be closer to the code for enhanced API call level troubleshooting and analytics.

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.

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