42Crunch Reaches 450,000 Developers as Shift-Left & Shield-Right Approach For API Security Prevails

JUNE 7, 2022 – National Harbor, Maryland. Today at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, 42Crunch, the Developer-First API Security Platform vendor, announced that it has over 450,000 developers now using its API Security tools. 42Crunch makes it easy for developers to use its OpenAPI security tools from directly inside the market leading Integrated Development Environments (IDE), Visual Studio, Intellij and Eclipse. This shift-left approach benefits enterprises by enabling 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.

Not only do the 42Crunch tools help developers code in security, they also prioritize problems and suggest methods of fixing them in accordance with the industry standard OpenAPI specification. 42Crunch also offers a run-time protection API firewall for “shield-right” defense, that enforces security policies during production to ensure continuous API security at all times.

Gartner identified that “API security challenges have emerged as a top concern for most software engineering leaders, as unmanaged and unsecured APIs create vulnerabilities that could accelerate multimillion dollar security incidents.”¹ Gartner® also predicts that API abuses will become the most-frequent attack vector responsible for data breaches during 2022.

Isabelle Mauny, Field CTO and Co-Founder of 42Crunch, said “our vision is for a world where unsecure APIs never reach production. By enabling developers code in security at design time and combine this with our runtime protection capabilities, enterprises are able to automate and scale their API security like never before.”

“The combination of  “shift-left” with “shield-right” capabilities via our Developer-First API Security platform breaks down the traditional siloed approach to development and security ops in large enterprises. We ensure that security is no longer a bottleneck during the API development cycle and reduces cost overheads and accelerates new API-based product releases,” continued Mauny.

To learn more about 42Crunch visit us at Booth #470
Attend Isabelle Mauny’s talks during Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit:
“It’s Time for API Security As Code”: June 07 / 06:05 PM
“API Security Showdown”: June 08, 2022 / 10:00 AM

¹ Gartner, Predicts 2022: APIs Demand Improved Security and Management, Shameen Pillai, Jeremy D’Hoinne, John Santoro, Mark O’Neill, Sham Gill, 6 December 2021

About the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

The Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit provides research and advice for security and risk management leaders, on topics including business continuity management, cloud security, privacy, securing the Internet of Things (IoT), and the chief information security officer (CISO) role. Gartner analysts will present the latest information on new threats to prepare leaders for enabling digital business in a world of escalating risk.

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 450,000 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 to the industry’s #1 online API Security community newsletter at

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