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Security Testing with API Fortress

As we write in our blog, 95% of API Breaches are Caused By This, most security vulnerabilities in your API are related to “functional errors” or “human errors.” The actual act of hacking is rarely involved in most of the major API breaches you’ve seen or read about in our blog. What is important to note is that there are functional tests that can help you capture some of those vulnerabilities before they are pushed live.


ESB and API Management: Which One and Why?

With new systems, applications, and data sources added on a regular basis, IT environments are growing more complex than ever before. To deal with this complexity, organizations are relying on API management solutions that make their environments more tightly connected, facilitating information exchange. It’s no surprise, then, that the API management industry has never been stronger.


Kuma 0.3.2 Released with Kong Gateway Support, Prometheus Metrics and GUI Improvements!

Happy New Year! To kick off 2020, we’re proud to announce Kuma’s 0.3.2 release that includes long, anticipated features. The most prominent one is Kong Gateway support for ingress into your Kuma mesh. Another exciting feature that was widely requested is Prometheus support, which will enable you to scrape your applications’ metrics. Lastly, we announced the Kuma GUI in the last release. Thanks to a lot of early feedback, we’ve added many exciting improvements in this release.

January Online Meetup - Kong for Kubernetes 0.7

We announced the latest release of Kong for Kubernetes! Features include encrypted credentials, mutual authentication using TLS, native gRPC routing, performance improvements among other things. With this release, Kong for K8s now has 100% coverage of Kong Gateway’s administrative API functions. This means that all the features of the Kong Gateway can now be used natively on Kong for K8s through Kubernetes resources.

Krungsri Consumer: Preparing for the cardless future of finance with APIs

Editor's note: Today’s post comes from Surin Asawachaisittigul, head of open APIs at Krungsri Consumer a subsidiary of Krungsri Bank, the fifth largest bank in Thailand, and focuses on personal loan and credit card services. Using APIs, Krungsri Consumer is taking an established bank into the digital future of finance. The finance industry is changing quickly in the digital age. Customers no longer want to pay for purchases in cash.


Microservices: An Enterprise Software Sea Change

As some of you already know, I have been following the shift towards microservices adoption for a while now. For the longest time, when the industry thought of the transition to microservices, they thought of smaller companies leading the charge. However, I’ve seen large enterprises get value from microservices as well and saw this trickle-in starting in 2016, which is why I am excited to learn this now has achieved mainstream adoption.

Quicker Azure Monitoring, Linux Change Detection, New API Poller - SolarWinds Lab #82 (Part 2)

The first step in improving system monitoring and visibility is getting data flowing sooner rather than later. For systems engineers managing diverse resources, it can be easier said than done. In this applications- and systems-focused conclusion of our year-end performance series, Server & Application Monitor (SAM) Senior Product Manager Serena Chou joins Head Geeks Patrick Hubbard and Sascha Giese to share shortcuts to streamline Azure monitoring configuration and get the cloud performance data you need, now.

Kong for Kubernetes 0.7 Released!

Kong for Kubernetes (Kong for K8S) is a Kubernetes Ingress Controller based on the popular Kong Gateway open source project. Kong for K8S is fully Kubernetes Native and provides enhanced API management capabilities. From an architectural perspective, Kong for K8S consists of two parts: A Kubernetes controller, which manages the state of Kong for K8S ingress configuration, and the Kong Gateway which processes and manages incoming API requests.