Azure API Management vs. Salt Security API Protection Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure API Management
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure API Management supports creation of API.
$0.04
per 10,000 calls
Salt Security API Protection Platform
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
For API-driven organizations, Salt Security is an API security platform that protects internal, external, and third-party APIs. The Salt C-3A Context-based API Analysis Architecture combines coverage and AI-powered big data to discover APIs and exposed sensitive data - continuous and automatic discovery stop attackers in their tracks - block attackers by integrating with inline devices provide remediation insights - for developers to improve API security…N/A
Pricing
Azure API ManagementSalt Security API Protection Platform
Editions & Modules
Consumption
0.042 per 10,000 calls
Lightweight and serverless version of API Management service, billed per execution
Developer
$48.04
per month Non-production use cases and evaluations
Basic
$147.17
per month Entry-level production use cases
Standard
$686.72
per month Medium-volume production use cases
Premium
$2,795.17
per month High-volume or enterprise production use cases
Isolated
TBA
per month Enterprise production use cases requiring high degree of isolation
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure API ManagementSalt Security API Protection Platform
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Azure API ManagementSalt Security API Protection Platform
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Features
Azure API ManagementSalt Security API Protection Platform
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
Azure API Management
8.0
4 Ratings
2% below category average
Salt Security API Protection Platform
-
Ratings
API access control8.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies5.44 Ratings00 Ratings
API usage data8.94 Ratings00 Ratings
API user onboarding9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
API versioning8.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Usage billing and payments5.23 Ratings00 Ratings
API monitoring and logging9.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Azure API ManagementSalt Security API Protection Platform
Small Businesses
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
Postman
Postman
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
Akamai App & API Protector
Akamai App & API Protector
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Azure API ManagementSalt Security API Protection Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(4 ratings)
8.5
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure API ManagementSalt Security API Protection Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
APIM is useful for the standard scenarios:
1) Securing your back-end APIs - If you have a legacy back-end web service that has a basic authentication scheme, you can add some additional security by placing APIM in front, and requiring subscription keys. Leverage your existing firewall to ensure only your APIM instance can communicate with your back-end API, and you've basically added a layer of protection.
2) Lift and shift - there are always going to be clients that don't want to update their clients to use a newer API; in some cases you can make a newer API look like an older one by implementing some complex policies in APIM. You can also do the opposite, making older APIs look new, such as making an XML back-end accept both JSON and XML.
3) Centralizing your APIs - if you've acquired another company and want to make their API set look as if it's a part of the larger whole, APIM is an easy way to provide a consistent front-end interface for developers.
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Salt Security
Salt is highly recommended for anyone who wants to discover, monitor and protect their APIs against various types of attacks. Salt should not be used as a SIEM.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Easy commissioning of APIs.
  • Great policies to control access.
  • Easy mock services for testing.
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Salt Security
  • PII identification in API traffic.
  • Divergence between API traffic and documentation (swagger files).
  • Potential attacks with information to take counter measures.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Lack of robustness is a bit of an issue. Several other providers offer more options and capabilities, but then, they are lacking in interface ease.
  • As with anything Azure, pricing is really hard to stay on top of. I always find that you really don’t know what you’re paying for until you get the bill. Having an excellent Azure Administrator can help resolve that.
  • Integrating with app services outside of Azure can be a challenge, or at least much more challenging than just using Azure App Services.
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Salt Security
  • The platform could have more options for exporting detailed data from attackers' dashboards.
  • The Attackers dashboard could also have more options of filters in order to support the investigations of the attack.
  • The OAS analysis could present a more detailed view of the found issues.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
Azure APIM vs Amazon API Gateway:
1) Azure APIM was a complete package that included a developer portal.
2) We are very Microsoft centric - so the Microsoft product suite aligned very well with our business needs.
3) It was faster and easier to stand up Azure APIM for testing than it was for the Amazon API Gateway.
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Salt Security
We tried controls offered by the IaaS providers but these were hard to manage and did not provide the visibility we wanted. We also protected APIs with a normal WAF but this was only helpful for assets we knew about and API attacks were not caught by the WAF.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • We can always think of positive ROI impact on business
  • It helps to easily facilitate the design, deployment, and maintenance of our APIs
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Salt Security
  • Salt Security API Protection Platform has provided detailed information that is helping us to identify and investigate attacks in our environment
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