Next TechTalk Session is April 29

API Academy TechTalks are back! Join hosts Aran White and Bill Oakes for the reboot of our popular live webinar series, where we discuss both industry trends and technical tips – and host a Q&A session with viewers, every month. Register for upcoming episodes to participate in our live webcasts, or watch previous instalments on-demand. Upcoming Sessions Past…

How To: OTK Solution Kit Installation

This is the second post in the blog series focusing on the OAuth Toolkit (OTK) kit. The first video was a more academic overview of the OAuth protocol and workflow.  This time we take a look at how to install the OTK solution kit, and how the OTK integrates with the API Gateway to provide easy implementation of OAuth security for API endpoints.  The…

How-To: OAuth Overview

Today we’re going to take a look at the Layer 7 API Management OAuth toolkit or OTK. For most customers, the OTK is not an optional Gateway add-on. It is an essential product used in the API management lifecycle for securing client authorization and authentication. The OTK implements security using a combination of the OAuth 2.0 (authorization) and…

Denial of Service Attacks on The Rise!

Current industry reports for 2019 regarding Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks indicate a 776% increase for loads between 100 Gbps and 400 Gbps*.  As the demand rises for companies to expose more API’s to the public, it becomes much more important to be able to quickly respond to cybercrime threats and changing tactics.   We have recently introduced…

Enriching and Externalizing Gateway Metrics to Splunk

Overview Gateway metrics are a critical piece of intel to determine the health of Services and traffic throughput on an API Gateway. Using Layer7 API Management as an example, there are a few ways we can obtain this information: Policy Manager: Dashboard, PAPIM (Precision API Monitoring), sending this information to a monitoring solution via Gateway Metrics Tactical Assertion…

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