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Ryan Bagnulo

The T-Mobile data breach and mitigating API security risks

In late August, T-Mobile announced that data for more than two million T-Mobile customers was accessed in a coordinated exploitation of an improperly secured API. While they state that no banking or social security numbers were exposed, the following types of personally identifiable information (PII) were breached: name, billing zip code, phone number, email address,… Continue reading →

Ryan Bagnulo

Securing the microservices mesh with an API Gateway

Securing the microservices mesh with an API Gateway is a best practice. These tables compare Akana API Gateway to the open source solution Istio Sidecars in the features that should be critical components of an organization’s API strategy.

Roberto Medrano

2016 Predictions: The Evolution of Services, API Management and “Digital Glue”

Early in 2015 I predicted that API management and security solutions, microservices development, and application integration across platforms and devices would converge in a major way. I have been predicting this convergence for quite some time (2015, 2014, 2013); first when we established the concept of the API Economy in 2012, and more recently when we… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

We Are Akana

Why We Changed Our Name and What It Means For Our Business and Yours One of the best things about working here is the collaborative nature of our team. We throw around ideas, critique each other’s suggestions, and ultimately arrive at some pretty smart decisions through a combination of talking, illustrating, venting, analysis, logic, and… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

2015 Predictions: The API Planet Driving the API Economy

My previous two years’ blogs on predictions were mostly about rapid growth in the API Economy. Increases of adoption of API use, proliferation of API-enabled data connectivity, financial growth tied to API development; these and more like them became the headlining trends that have brought the API Economy to where it is now.  Those predictions… Continue reading →