Israeli API security company, Salt Security, announced that Xolv Technology Solutions, a provider of end-to-end solutions that reduce the complexity of delivering health care, is protecting its API-driven applications using the Salt Security API Protection Platform.
Xolv uses the Salt platform to discover and secure the APIs that serve as the foundation for its technologies that enable home and community-based health services to improve accessibility, affordability, and care outcomes. Xolv helps organizations transform the way they work and deliver care outside of traditional hospital settings through its fully integrated suite of solutions ranging from clinical treatment operations to revenue cycle management.
Xolv built its custom web and mobile applications, used by both patients and care providers, using a combination of more than 90 APIs in a hybrid cloud infrastructure that spans on-prem, AWS, and GCP environments. Xolv found that the traditional tools it was using for API protection, including web application firewalls (WAFs) and API gateways, were generating errors, blocking non-malicious activity, and missing API attacks.
The company turned to Salt Security and its platform that distinguishes proper API calls from malicious ones, discovers the full breadth of APIs across Xolv's environments, supports testing and remediation insights for API development, and secures the Xolv applications from data exposure, exfiltration, and other malicious API attacks.
"We realized that our WAFs could never understand the unique business logic of our APIs, and our gateways couldn't provide full visibility into the expanse of APIs in our application environments," said Jason Weitzman, application security engineer at Xolv Technology Solutions.
According to the State of API Security Report, Q3 2021, API-based attacks increased a staggering 348% from January 2021 to June 2021, a number that continues to rise alongside industry-wide modernization and digital transformation initiatives.
"Xolv is a great example of the innovative HealthTech providers who are very security-forward while they transform care and make a positive social impact through technology and services. Ensuring the availability of the Xolv applications to both patients and providers is a top priority, along with protecting patient data and PII," said Roey Eliyahu, CEO and co-founder of Salt Security.
Salt Security was founded in 2016 by alumni of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and serial entrepreneur executives in the cybersecurity field and is based in Silicon Valley and Israel.