Salt Security, an Israeli cyber security startup, has sealed strategic partnerships deals with French multinational retail corporation Carrefour and Nasdaq-traded data centers giant Equinix.
Startup Nation is known for its security companies. The Israel Defense Forces’ vaunted 8200 cyber security unit produces many new high tech security experts. With the Corona Virus forcing everyone to work from home, communicate through applications like Zoom and use all manner of software as a service programs on line security is more important than ever.
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The company specializes in security for application programming interfaces (API). API has to do with the way businesses communicate with one another between multiple software intermediaries. Salt Security boasts that its API Protection Platform secures the universal APIs that connect Saas, web, mobile, microservices and IoT applications using big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve visibility, stop attacks and eliminate vulnerabilities at their source.
“Coronavirus caused the acceleration of the digitization process in organizations as they must offer their products and value in the digital world, access which can only be made possible through APIs,” said Roey Eliyahu, the company’s co-founder and CEO. “The expanded use of these platforms has increased the number of attacks on them with the aim of breaking into the organization through its API. The rise in attacks has exposed to many organizations that the security systems they currently use aren’t sufficient in defending their critical assets which stand at the base of the company’s revenue. What is required is an expertise in API security.”