Security features of API gateways

Security plays a critical part in any distributed IT environment. Data integrity, confidentiality, and availability are the most important parameters for ensuring impenetrable data security. There are several mechanisms such as encryption and decryption, digital signature, hashing for securing data while in transit, persistence, and usage. For microservice-centric applications running on cloud infrastructures, the security aspect starts with identification, authentication, and authorization. Security policies are another solution widely used in public cloud environments. Hardware security modules (HSMs) are prevalent these days as it is not easy to break in while guaranteeing higher throughput. Then there ...

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