42Crunch Reaches 1 Million Developers on API Security Platform

October 24, 2023 – Santa Clara, CA. Today at API World, 42Crunch, the API Security Platform vendor, announced that it now has 1 million developers leveraging its API security tools to secure their APIs. 42Crunch makes it easy for developers to use its OpenAPI security tools from directly inside their preferred Integrated Development Environments (IDE), such as Visual Studio, Intellij and Eclipse. This approach benefits enterprises by enabling their developers to code in security at the API design time, thus enabling API security from the get-go, rather than attempting to patch security fixes after the fact when APIs are live in production.

Ultimately, the 42Crunch API security platform provides comprehensive protection against a broad range of API-specific threats and enables applications security teams to collaborate closely with application developers to consistently enforce security throughout the whole lifecycle of an API.

According to a 2023 study by analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates,  32% of firms in North America admitted to only implementing API security controls in their production environment. Christopher M. Steffen, VP Research with EMA said, “ideally, preproduction is the best time to ensure that APIs conform to established standards and security controls. Prioritizing API security development and configuration proactively is not always a luxury that companies have the resources to enjoy” 1

Jacques Declas, CEO and Co-Founder of 42Crunch, said “Achieving this significant milestone of one million developers validates our vision of empowering API developers to contribute and improve security at every stage of the API software lifecycle.  Implementing API security controls earlier in the design and development stages delivers cost savings to our enterprise customers by removing potential vulnerabilities in pre-production and accelerating the deployment of their API-based services.”

To learn more about 42Crunch visit us at API World Booth #115-117
Attend Isabelle Mauny’s talks during API World

  1. Tuesday, October 24:
    Common API Security Pitfalls: Learning from Other’s Mistakes
  2. Wednesday: October 25:  
    How to Protect Your APIs from the New OWASP API Top 10 Security Risks 2023
  3. Thursday: Oct 26:
    Why So Many API Security Solutions Have Failed to Deliver

About 42Crunch
42Crunch enables a standardized approach to securing APIs that automates the enforcement of API security compliance across distributed development and security ecosystems. Our API security testing and protection services are used by Fortune 500 enterprises and over 800,000 developers worldwide. The 42Crunch API security platform empowers developers to build security from the IDE into the API pipeline and gives application security teams control of security policy enforcement from the CI/CD across the entire API lifecycle. This seamless DevSecOps approach to API security reduces governance costs and accelerates the delivery of secure APIs. Sign up to the industry’s #1 online API Security community newsletter powered by 42Crunch at

1:  “API Security:Debunking the Myths” Enterprise Management Associates March, 2023
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