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Score 8.7 out of 100
6 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    API Management

    8.0

    Azure API Management

    80%

    Salt Security API Protection Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure API Management ranks higher in 7/7 features

    API access control

    8.7
    87%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Rate limits and usage policies

    6.2
    62%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API usage data

    8.7
    87%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API user onboarding

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API versioning

    8.7
    87%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usage billing and payments

    5.6
    56%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API monitoring and logging

    9.4
    94%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Salt Security API Protection Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Azure API Management

    83%
    4 Ratings
    8.5

    Salt Security API Protection Platform

    85%
    6 Ratings

    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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    Pricing Details

    Azure API Management

    Starting Price

    $0.042 per 10,000 calls

    Editions & Modules

    Azure API Management editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Consumption0.042 per 10,000 calls1
    Developer$48.042
    Basic$147.173
    Standard$686.724
    Premium$2,795.175
    IsolatedTBA6

    Footnotes

    1. Lightweight and serverless version of API Management service, billed per execution
    2. per month Non-production use cases and evaluations
    3. per month Entry-level production use cases
    4. per month Medium-volume production use cases
    5. per month High-volume or enterprise production use cases
    6. per month Enterprise production use cases requiring high degree of isolation

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Salt Security API Protection Platform

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Salt Security API Protection Platform editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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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