42Crunch recognized as a Microsoft Security Excellence Awards finalist for Security Software Innovator

San Francisco, CA — March 14, 2023. 

42Crunch, the Developer-First API Security platform today announced it is a Security Software Innovator award finalist in the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards. The company was honored among a global field of industry leaders that demonstrated success across the security landscape during the past 12 months.

Jacques Declas, CEO at 42Crunch said “As pioneers in the category, we are proud to work closely with Microsoft to foster a DevSecOps approach towards API Security. By enabling developers to build security into the API development lifecycle as early as possible, 42Crunch aims to embody the spirit of innovation that this Award recognizes. We are thrilled to continue our work with Microsoft to advance the adoption of API security testing and runtime protection tools by both security and development teams around the globe.”

At the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards on April 24, 2023, Microsoft will celebrate finalists in 11 award categories honoring partner trailblazers, solution innovators, customer and technology champions, and changemakers. This is the fourth year Microsoft is recognizing partners for their outstanding work in the security landscape. All finalists are members of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), an ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISVs) and managed security service providers (MSSPs) that have integrated their security products and services with Microsoft’s security technology.

“I’m very pleased to extend my warmest congratulations to this year’s finalists for the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards. These are presented each year to recognize the outstanding achievements of our Microsoft Intelligent Security Association members as they improve customers’ ability to identify and respond to security threats. Our community is made up of the most reliable and trusted security vendors worldwide. This year we received hundreds of quality submissions from partners and Microsoft stakeholders, so this year’s finalists stood out in a crowd of exceptional talent. It’s my pleasure to acknowledge and celebrate their work over the past year,” said Maria Thomson, Microsoft Intelligent Security Association Lead.

MISA was established to bring together Microsoft leaders, ISVs, and MSSPs to work together to defeat security threats and make the world a safer place. The industry veterans in MISA and Microsoft will vote to select the winners of the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards, providing an opportunity for colleagues to honor their peers for delivering exceptional work to our shared customers.

About 42Crunch

42Crunch provides continuous API security to protect the digital business. Our API security testing and runtime protection services automate the detection of API vulnerabilities from design time and block API attacks in real-time. Deployed by Global 2500 enterprises and over 700,000 developers worldwide, 42Crunch reduces governance costs and accelerates the rollout of secure APIs. Visit to learn more and sign up for the industry’s #1 online API Security community newsletter at

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