Noname Security and Wiz are teaming up to combine their expertise in API and cloud security. In the process, the parties hope to strengthen customers’ cyber resilience.
In the press release, the two partners refer to research done by investment firm Battery Ventures. Findings include there being a significant increase in investment in both enterprise security as well as automation in 2022-23. Both of these arenas depend on APIs, which enable an application to perform a function within an IT infrastructure.
For both Noname and Wiz, such partnerships are nothing new. For example, Wiz polled SentinelOne to collaborate on cloud security and Noname partnered with AWS consultant Oblivion in 2022.
Through the collaboration, Noname and Wiz promise a lot of useful interaction between the two services. Where Noname guarantees with its API Security Platform that all critical aspects of API security are brought together, Wiz promises that its service can easily scan an entire cloud environment for potential risks. Noname is then able to process the data generated by Wiz to provide an overview of the security level of all APIs in use.
Users can use both tools to find out how an API is affected within the overall infrastructure. In addition, issues detected by Wiz can be resolved with workflows from Noname. The partners also promise that data breaches can be detected and plugged earlier by using both tools in tandem.
Changing legislation around cybersecurity is a very hot topic. European policymakers are pushing hard to force software companies to close security weaknesses. Recently, the Python Software Foundation let it be known that this announced legislation is very risky for open-source coding. Whatever the legislation will look like, the importance of compliance cannot be underestimated.
It is therefore not surprising that Noname and Wiz are trotting out the usefulness of their collaboration in this area. Monitoring APIs, for example, is necessary to comply with privacy laws. In addition, a user can identify which APIs are deploying sensitive data and where that data ends up; that way, system administrators know how to prevent it from hitting the streets. For example, one can ensure that certain data does not end up in a foreign data center. The flexibility of Noname and Wiz’s platforms should ensure that there is room to comply with new legislation in the future.