Partnership provides end-to-end protection against a wide variety of attacks and allows financial institutions to comply with PSD2 requirements

 

AMSTERDAM – 09 May 2017 – Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, and Rogue Wave Software, maker of Akana and a leading provider of API Management, API security and Microservices solutions for digital businesses, have announced a partnership to help banks and payment service providers (PSPs) protect their open APIs. The partnership brings to the market a solution to secure open APIs, combining products that offer protection from the API gateway through to the end-user’s device or application. In addition to providing end-to-end protection, the partnership also helps banks and PSPs comply with PSD2’s Access to Account (XS2A) and Common and Secure Communication (CSC) requirements.

The payments and banking industry is undergoing digital disruption as financial institutions open their services to third-parties through open APIs. While this open banking approach creates new business models and fosters innovation, it also introduces a variety of security vulnerabilities. The partnership between Irdeto and Rogue Wave addresses those vulnerabilities by providing services and tools to help protect APIs and applications against a wide variety of attacks, including Denial of Service (DoS), SQL Injections (SQLi), Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks, malware injections and more.

“A successful cyberattack has the potential to permanently damage a financial institution’s reputation,” said Ian Goldsmith, Vice President of Akana Product Management, Rogue Wave. “Protecting open APIs is a critical step banks and PSPs must take to succeed in the ever-evolving financial landscape. Our partnership with Irdeto helps guide the financial industry through digital disruption to securely accelerate innovation.”

While open APIs connect financial enterprises with mobile apps and a large community of developers, these APIs also need to be scalable, reliable and secure. As banks and PSPs expand their services across digital channels they need to become more vigilant about security and protect their APIs against threats and cyberattacks.

“Financial institutions face a growing number of threats as cybercriminals look at different ways to exploit vulnerabilities from APIs,” said David W. Jones, Global Head of Payments & Banking, Irdeto. “In order to adequately protect customers’ sensitive financial information, banks and PSPs must secure their entire infrastructure from the API gateway to the end device or application. By partnering with Rogue Wave, we are providing financial institutions with the peace-of-mind needed to innovate freely.”

Cloakware for Payments & Banking by Irdeto helps banks and PSPs capitalize on digital disruption by taking security to the next level, enabling new services and accelerating innovation. Irdeto’s unique solutions for Payments & Banking help financial institutions prevent MitM attacks and mitigate tampering-based attacks. Irdeto protects and hardens applications and APIs from the client to the server, across all devices, browsers, interfaces and gateways, completely in-line with PSD2 and PCI security standards.

About Rogue Wave Software

The largest independent provider of cross-platform software development tools, components, and platforms in the world. Through decades of solving the most complex problems across financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, government, academia, and other industries, Rogue Wave tools, components, platforms, and services enable developers to write better code, faster. And with the comprehensive Akana suite of API management, API security, and microservices solutions, businesses accelerate digital transformation by securely extending their reach across multiple channels.

About Irdeto

Irdeto. Building a Secure Future.™

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for media & entertainment, gaming, connected transport and IoT connected industries. Our solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime. With nearly 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyber services protect over 5 billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known brands. Our unique heritage as a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (JSE: NPN) means that we are a well-established and reliable partner to help build a more secure future. Please visit Irdeto at www.irdeto.com.

For further information about Irdeto please contact:

Stephen Russell
Global Manager, Public Relations, Irdeto
Mobile: +1 774 273 3890
Email: Stephen.Russell@irdeto.com