42Crunch Named as a Leader in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass Report for API Management and Security Solutions

Ranked as a Leader in Overall Leadership, Product Leadership, and Innovation Leadership Categories


San Francisco, CA  – August 31, 2021 – 42Crunch, the Developer-First API Security platform vendor, announced it has been named as a leader in KuppingerCole’s Leadership Compass report for API Management and Security including, overall leadership, product leadership and innovation leadership. The report also awarded 42Crunch’s solution “Strong Positive” and “Positive” ratings across the areas of Security, Functionality, Interoperability, Usability and Deployment.

The report notes, 42Crunch has joined the leader category due to its “financial stability, steady innovation, and continued investment into new functionality.” The report commented on the substantial investment 42Crunch “was able to secure in 2021, allowing it to increase its development team, as well as focus on growing market visibility, winning an impressive number of new enterprise customers.”

The report also ranked 42Crunch as “Strong Positive” in the Innovativeness category and “Positive” in the Ecosystem category. The report notes that 42Crunch has been “rated high on innovation because of their disruptive product developments in their respective focus areas of API security.” The report continues that 42Crunch is “able to deliver innovative API security features”, and that the company’s “strong focus on developers means that its platform is designed to be integrated into the API development lifecycle at all stages: available directly in development environments and integrated into CI/CD pipelines.”

The report commented on 42Crunch’s focus on DevSecOPs, and stated, “42Crunch strives to make API security a commodity by providing developer-focused tools, offering guidance and best practices, and by supporting DevSecOps initiatives.” The report also noted “42Crunch maintains, an online portal that provides the recent news, guidance, and best practices to developers and security specialists.”

Commenting on the report, its author, Alexei Balaganski, an analyst at KuppingerCole, said, “Both API management and API security market segments continue to evolve and grow, driven by a massive increase in API adoption, as well as by an ongoing pressure of security and compliance risks APIs are exposed to.” 

“Only by combining proactive application security measures for developers with continuous activity monitoring and deep API-specific threat analysis for operations teams and smart, risk-based, and actionable automation for security analysts can one ensure consistent management, governance, and security of corporate APIs and thus the continuity of business processes depending on them” continued Balaganski.

Jacques Declas, CEO at 42Crunch, said, “42Crunch has invested heavily in developing API security tools and integrations that are not only critical for the continuous protection of individual APIs across the enterprise, but also empower developers and security teams to discover vulnerabilities. We are proud to be recognized by KuppingerCole for our overall leadership, product and innovation leadership in API Management and Security Solutions, and look forward to announcing more API advancements in the future.”

Download KuppingerCole’s 2021 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass Report for API Management and Security Solutions report here


About 42Crunch

42Crunch bridges the gap between API development and security teams with a simple, automated platform that provides auditing, live endpoint scanning, and micro API firewall protection. Unlike other solutions on the market, the 42Crunch platform empowers development, security and operations teams with a set of integrated tools to easily build security into the foundation of the API and enforce those policies throughout the API lifecycle. By delivering security as code you enable a seamless DevSecOps experience, allowing innovation at the speed of business without sacrificing integrity. Visit to learn more. Visit our online community at


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