42Crunch and Spike Reply Join Forces to Strengthen API Security for DACH Region

Dublin, Ireland and Duesseldorf, Germany – March 28, 2023

42Crunch, the Developer-First API Security platform vendor and Spike Reply, today announced their commercial partnership to offer API security within the DACH region. Spike Reply will resell the 42Crunch API Security platform and provide implementation services to enterprises throughout the region as they strengthen their API-first strategies.

Application leaders in enterprises are encountering an ever-increasing volume and variety of API attacks and need to protect their APIs from design, to code and into production. 42Crunch delivers a security as code DevSecOps experience that reduces security governance costs and accelerates the rollout of secure APIs.

According to a Gartner® report, “protecting web APIs with general purpose application security solutions alone continues to be ineffective. Each new API represents an additional and potentially unique attack vector into your systems. 1

Jacques Declas, CEO at 42Crunch said, “We are committed to working with Spike Reply to advance the adoption of our API Security services in the DACH region. Spike Reply have already distinguished themselves as a leading security implementation partner for vendors such as AWS and Kong, and now with 42Crunch they will be able to offer end-to-end API protection services to their enterprise customers.”

“The 42Crunch API Security platform enables businesses to address the security challenges they face as they undergo digital transformation and lets them focus on boosting their innovation and strategic business outcomes, while we secure their APIs,” added Declas.

Marco Graia, Managing Director of Spike Reply in Germany, said “At Spike Reply we rely on security automation and DevSecOps best practices to enable API governance, security, and auditing by making use of API configuration as code. 42Crunch is a recognized leader in the field of API security and their DevSecOps approach complements the Spike Reply model. With 42Crunch we are able now to complete our end-to-end offering in the API Security field, combining the 42Crunch framework with Cloud Native API Gateway and API Management solutions like Kong.”

“Together we will support our customers by powering secure reliable digital connections across APIs, hybrid and multi-cloud environments and enable them to reduce risks and accelerate the time to market of their APIs,” continued Graia.

About Spike Reply

Spike Reply is the company in the Reply Group focused on Cyber Security Services. Spike Reply’s mission is helping customers secure their digital transformation by deploying the best security technologies and cloud-based solutions, delivered, and managed by talented people with a spirit of innovation. Confidentiality, integrity, and availability of solutions are top priorities. The company relies on a combination of cyber protection and innovative technologies and best practices to support its customers’ business success. Security through innovation is Spike Reply’s credo.

About 42Crunch
42Crunch provides continuous API security to protect the digital business. Our unique developer-first API security platform enables developers to build and automate security into their API development pipeline and gives security teams full visibility and control of security policy enforcement throughout the API lifecycle. Deployed by Global 2500 enterprises and over 700,000 developers worldwide, 42Crunch enables a seamless DevSecOps experience to reduce governance costs and accelerate the rollout of secure APIs. Visit to learn more and sign up for the industry’s #1 online API Security community newsletter at

1 API Security: What You Need to Do to Protect Your APIs, Refreshed January 2023. By Mark O’Neill, Dionisio Zumerle, Jeremy D’Hoinne. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

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