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ALSO CALLED: API, Application Program Interface, Application Program Interfaces
DEFINITION: An application program interface (API - and sometimes spelled application programming interface) is the specific method prescribed by a computer operating system or by an application program by which a programmer writing an application program can make requests of the operating system or another application.An API can be contrasted with a graphical user interface or a command interface (both of which  … 

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What Does an Effective API Strategy Look Like?
sponsored by Okta
WHITE PAPER: APIs are here to stay – but that doesn’t mean that APIs are as secure as they need to be. While APIs drastically improve data integration and software development, they’re also largely susceptible to security threats, such as data breaches. Understand the full API lifecycle by reading Okta’s white paper now.
Posted: 21 Nov 2019 | Published: 21 Nov 2019

Okta

Strengthen your Financial API Security
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights several areas of concern around API security within your financial enterprise, including access control, data governance and consent management, visibility into the activity of your applications, auditing and forensics. Read on to gain a deeper understanding of API security threats and how to build a solid defense.
Posted: 15 Nov 2019 | Published: 15 Nov 2019

Ping Identity Corporation

The Dark Side of the API Economy
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Nowadays, everything is API-enabled: corporate data is the product and APIs are the logistics of delivering it to customers and partners. Collectively this emerging trend is referred to as the API Economy. In this white paper, KuppingerCole Analysts provide key recommendations on designing a comprehensive and future-proof API security strategy.
Posted: 14 Nov 2019 | Published: 14 Nov 2019

Ping Identity Corporation

Discover Hidden API Security Vulnerabilities and How to Defend Against Them
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Already an attractive target for bad actors, APIs are predicted to soon become the top attack vector. And while APIs may hold the key to compliance with regulations like GDPR, PSD2 and CDR, they also expose potential vulnerabilities. Read this white paper to gain a deeper visibility into your API activity today.
Posted: 13 Nov 2019 | Published: 13 Nov 2019

Ping Identity Corporation

Asia-Pacific Cloud Security Study
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: A recently released study by Palo Alto Networks uncovers the truth about the state of cloud security among large enterprises across Asia-Pacific, including many cases where perception doesn’t match the reality of professionals who know best. Download the report to dive deeper into the research.
Posted: 12 Nov 2019 | Published: 12 Nov 2019

Palo Alto Networks

How to Automate API Security
sponsored by Data Theorem
WHITE PAPER: As software goes into production on a weekly, daily, and hourly basis, teams need to know if any APIs are vulnerable and be alerted to any changes in how it is being used. In this white paper, discover the benefits of automated API security, the problems with securing modern APIs, and more.
Posted: 13 Sep 2019 | Published: 13 Sep 2019

Data Theorem

Top 6 API Security Needs for Serverless Apps
sponsored by Data Theorem
WHITE PAPER: The growth in serverless apps is going to accelerate because the cost and time benefits for developers are overwhelmingly positive. However, the 6 areas in this white paper highlight the need for a new approach to security with an architecture that is substantially different than previous techniques. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 08 Apr 2019 | Published: 08 Apr 2019

Data Theorem

Emerging Trends in Modern Data Integration
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines some of the modern integration techniques that are emerging in response to trends like big data, advanced analytics, and IoT. Find out which technologies are shaping today's data integration tools, including data lakes, cloud, APIs, and more.
Posted: 04 Apr 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

Information Builders

Are Low-Code Platforms Fast and Scalable?
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a low-code platform can enable rapid app development while enabling growth in complexity and scale in an integrated and easy-to-manage way. Additionally, explore testimonials shared by organizations that have experienced the benefits of a low-code platform for themselves.
Posted: 29 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

K2

Future-Proofing the Retail Enterprise
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper considers the changing world of retail, and what role technology can play in it. Read on to discover the challenges facing retailers, especially when it comes to implementing large systems, and what recommendations could help you.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 02 Nov 2015

MuleSoft

Protect Your Web Applications from the OWASP Top 10
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Applications, mobile devices, cloud computing, and web APIs unlock tremendous business opportunities—however, they also open your systems up to a broader set of unknown users. In this resource, you'll learn the basics of securing your web applications from the OWASP Top 10.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

7 Steps to Building Your API Blueprint
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: Access this in-depth white paper to find out the 7 steps to API success, including defining your business objective and engaging developers. Read on to see if your company is headed down the right API path.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

MuleSoft

Using APIs to Enter the Digital Economy
sponsored by Apigee
WHITE PAPER: This featured white paper explores the idea of two-speed IT, enabling the people, processes, and technology of a business. Access now to find out how to utilize API-centric layers in IT architecture to enable agile and web-scale innovation.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

Apigee

API Testing Myths  - Testing in the API Economy
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper debunks 5 API testing myths that are emerging across the industry, and what you can do to avoid them. Read on to find out essential API testing topics.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

Parasoft Corporation

Enterprise Mobile Apps: The Time Is Now
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Access this essential whitepaper to discover the foundation of mobile apps for enterprise, including 3 key factors businesses need to weight if they're to capitalize on what mobile apps can do for their bottom line.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

BlackBerry

Why APIs Are Different Than Integration
sponsored by Apigee
WHITE PAPER: In this eBook, we explore API-centric architecture in detail, and examine some of the important implications of this shift for enterprise application development today.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Apigee

APIs for Dummies: How to accelerate your business with APIs
sponsored by Apigee
WHITE PAPER: This book demystifies APIs, going beyond the acronym to help you understand their strategic significance, as well as providing insight into how they can help your business.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Apigee

API and API Infrastructure Security for the CSO
sponsored by Apigee
WHITE PAPER: Security must be built into the APIs themselves. But that's not enough. Threat protection, identity services, infrastructure security, and compliance also must be top of mind. This eBook provides a framework to help CSOs and CISOs consider API security.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Apigee

General information when developing for iOS
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation enables mobile application development. Access this resource to learn how to develop iOS apps.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

IBM

General information when developing for Android
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find insights into developing applications for Android mobile devices in this guide from IBM.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

IBM

Software May Be Eating the World, but APIs Are Giving It Teeth
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: To exploit the latest tech trends while streamlining IT processes and services, savvy businesses are relying on application programming interfaces (APIs.) Consult this insightful white paper to learn why APIs are the glue that holds the modern IT organization together.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

MuleSoft

The 4 Secrets of a Successful API
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper reveals 4 secrets of building a successful application programming interface (API), including design for great user experience, optimize for use case, and more.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Apr 2014

MuleSoft

API Management is the SOA Renaissance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Forward-thinking organizations are moving to more open ecosystems, relying on service-oriented architecture (SOA) and application programming interfaces (APIs). Access this insightful white paper to learn about combining SOA and API management to create more engaging applications through comprehensive integration.
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

API Development: Staying Ahead of the Curve
sponsored by StrikeIron
WHITE PAPER: Although API development isn't new, architects must be aware of its evolution and stay ahead of the curve.  This E-Guide covers API development trends provided by industry insiders and expert advice on how SOA and the cloud fit in with today's evolved API development.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

StrikeIron

Delivering the Data Layer of the Cloud: The Business Case for APIs
sponsored by StrikeIron
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the business case for APIs and learn why it may be a good idea to publish APIs for your organization. Compare the options of building your API capabilities internally and leveraging an API platform provider to achieve end-to-end API management.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

StrikeIron
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