Salt Security on Wednesday announced new enhancements to its next-generation Salt Security API Protection Platform, aiming to extend its abilities in threat detection and pre-production API testing.

The latest features include deeper and earlier insights into attacker behaviors and attack patterns, visual depictions of API call sequences, and support for attack simulation ahead of releasing APIs into production.

While improved threat hunting and attack simulation capabilities will help secure APIs overall, their usage will pay even greater dividends in a cloud environment, mainly because so many APIs are written for cloud apps, said Ryan Kennedy, cyber security consultant at nVisium.

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