API & Web App Protection for Financial Services

Take a protection-first approach to securing the APIs and applications that manage your customers’ sensitive data and financial transactions

Effectively Block Threats Targeting Banking, Credit Unions, and other Financial Organizations

In late 2018, a midsize financial services organization started suffering from attacks that were persistent, relentless, and always evolving. After trying and failing to prevent attacks with a WAF, geo-blocking, automatic and manual IP blocking – the team was still struggling.

“We had to put in some Band-Aid(R) solutions that were not very effective. We were looking for a more proactive solution. We were spending a lot of weekends, late nights, and holidays managing these attacks. It seemed like these attackers would always take my Christmas Day, my New Year’s Day. I couldn’t sleep at night.”

In 2021, the financial service organization began the search for a more effective web application firewall (WAF) or Web application and API protection (WAAP) solution. The security analyst said, “We decided to test ThreatX, and right away, we saw instant results. Everybody was happy.” The results from the other vendors couldn’t match the level of protection the team saw from ThreatX, so they moved forward with ThreatX.

Read the full case study

What Our Customers Are Saying

We look at our ThreatX dashboard and pinpoint whether attackers are just getting their feet wet, or really trying to exploit us. It’s a good visual because we can see clearly what to focus on. With other solutions, it was just an immediate block for anything that met a rule.”

Senior Director of Operations | Segpay

We were spending a lot of weekends, late nights, and holidays managing these attacks. It seemed like these attackers would always take my Christmas Day, my New Year’s Day. I couldn’t sleep at night.”

Information Security Analyst | Global Financial Services Organization

ThreatX has been a game changer for my team and me, and has provided an additional layer of security for our members.”

Director of IT | Large Credit Union

With ThreatX, I’m in the console a lot, but not because I’m trying to troubleshoot and stop threats, I just like going in there and taking screenshots and showing them, ‘look at all the blocks.’

Security Operations Manager | Large Banking Organization

Immediately Protect Sensitive Customer Data

Secure your layer 7 APIs and web applications with real-time detection and blocking of complex attacks.

It’s best practice to build APIs and web applications as securely as possible from the start, but that’s not always an option, particularly for the legacy apps and APIs that many financial organizations have relied on for years. Defending your perimeter in depth has become table stakes, but finding the right partner that secures the full spectrum of your layer 7 traffic from nearly any threat is challenging. That’s why ThreatX exists.

We protect our customers from threats like:

  • Credential Stuffing
  • DDoS Attacks
  • OWASP Top 10 Threats
  • API Abuse
  • Botnets and Bot Armies
  • Account Takeovers
  • SQL Injection
  • Zero Day Vulnerabilities

Learn more about how ThreatX helps protect Open Banking and financial APIs by reading ThreatX’s Financial Services data sheet.

Detect and Block Malicious Bots

Comprehensive coverage that scales against large, volumetric botnet attacks

ThreatX provides critical visibility on bot-based attacks by using application profiling, IP interrogation, entity fingerprinting, and risk attribution to establish whether a sophisticated attacker is customizing malicious requests or if a distributed botnet is automating them. This combination of bot detection techniques and application intensity analysis means ThreatX can reveal a wide range of automated attacks such as ATO, credential stuffing, reputation attacks, and more.

Get comprehensive protection against:

  • Brute force attempts
  • TCP attacks
  • HTTP flooding
  • Spoofing
  • Ping of death
  • Smurf
  • Teardrop
  • Zero-day DDoS attacks and more…

Check out ThreatX’s approach to DDoS Protection & Bot Management.

Prevent Fraud & Account Takeover Attempts

Risk-based blocking increases confidence that threats are blocked and legitimate users are never locked out

ThreatX goes far beyond signatures and anomaly detection with behavior-based analytics to identify and track malicious entities even as traits such as IP addresses and user agents change. This lets us track a complete picture of an entity’s attack attempts and risk so that enforcement is both highly accurate and laser-focused on what matter the most.

Benefits of this approach include:

  • Fewer false positives
  • Fewer custom rules
  • Less time managing and mitigating rule conflicts
  • Less time spent documenting rulesets
  • Less resource requirements when FTEs change over

Learn more about our single risk engine or our attacker-centric behavioral analytics.

Wholistic View of Layer-7 Attack Surface

Gain insight into your complete attack surface with API Discovery and Application Profiling

ThreatX provides a complete view of organization’s attack surface with API discovery and application profiling, combining the view of APIs defined in OpenAPI specifications and receiving legitimate, suspicious, or malicious traffic.This empowers teams to compare traffic analytics to and the specification definitions, enabling a clear picture of non-compliance traffic being seen in real time.

Benefits include:

  • Visualize API endpoints receiving Traffic
  • Visualize OpenAPI specified endpoints
  • Less time understanding API traffic
  • Less time understand Application tech stacks or encodings
  • More confidence to fine-grain API security policies

Learn more about our API Visibility and Protection Capabilities

Meet PCI Requirements Consistently and Efficiently

Secure all systems that manage your customers’ personal identifiable and cardholder data while reducing the burden of maintaining compliance.

ThreatX helps you meet PCI requirements, but also improves the overall security of application and cardholder data while reducing the burden of maintaining compliance.

This includes help with the following PCI requirements:

  • Requirement 6: Develop and Maintain Secure Systems and Software
  • Requirement 1: Install and Maintain Network Security Controls
  • Requirement 5: Protect All Systems and Networks from Malicious Software
  • Requirement 10: Log and Monitor All Access to System Components and Cardholder Data

Get the full details on PCI DSS 4.0

A Unified API & Web Application Protection Platform

Secure the APIs and Web apps that manage Financial Transactions

Real-Time Detection & Blocking Against Attacks
ML & AI to Power Behavior-Based Single Risk Engine
Bot Protection & Mitigation
24X7 Managed SOC Operations & Onboarding Support
Zero-Day Protection
Visibility Into Your Entire API & Web Attack Surface