Enterprises are known to acquire business applications that are custom built, or are part of a legacy system. Often these systems are equipped with non-standard protocols and messages, which allows for security breaches and system intrusions during integration. This would risk unwanted delays and impact costing. Furthermore, support is provided by outside suppliers or business partners which is subject to availability of their support teams.

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RapidAPI is a gateway solution that streamlines the management and operation of applications whilst at the same time enhancing security and regulatory compliance.

RapidAPI provides comprehensive API security and identity management integrations to deflect attacks against, control access to, and secure the data transmitted by cloud and mobile APIs, as well as traditional SOA web services. Complete auditing, monitoring, logging and reporting capabilities also help enterprises meet compliance mandates. Serving as the policy enforcement point that authenticates, authorizes and audits API access, RapidAPI protects APIs from malicious attacks as well as potential “friendly fire” by monitoring API call volume and client behaviours. Clients exhibiting disruptive behaviours can be blocked or throttled. Network firewalls do not block message-level threats, and traditional firewalls only protect Web applications.

RapidAPI can detect and prevent message level threats across all API traffic, including cloud, web, mobile and B2B channels. Messages are scanned at the protocol header, SOAP header, XML and attachment levels and REST API methods (GET, PUT, DELETE, POST, etc.) can be selectively secured to ensure that inappropriate method usage is detected and blocked.

Figure 1: RapidAPI Gateway.

Features and Functions

Benefits of RapidAPI

  • Standardized connection protocol and provides secured transfer of data.
  • Minimize coding and risks of integrating systems.
  • Reducing systems implementation cost and shorten deployment timeframe.
  • Improved layer of security.
  • Centralized reporting dashboard.