42Crunch Announces Record Growth and API Security Leadership in 2020

IRVINE, CA, FEBRUARY 10, 2021 — Today, API security leader and creator of the industry’s first API Firewall, 42Crunch, announced record 900% growth in 2020 led by key enterprise accounts, innovative product advancements, and growing community of — the number one API security news source.

Enterprises digitalization, as well the transition to cloud-native architectures, microservices, and serverless functions has led to the proliferation of APIs. Constantly changing and network-accessible, they represent the new, vastly expanded attack surface for companies across all industries. This has caused a shift in security focus leading to a growing demand for API specific security solutions.

“Our rapid growth is the result of our unique approach to API threat protection in the industry,” said Jacques Declas, CEO and co-founder of 42Crunch. “Our unique ability to protect 1000s of APIs from design to production by applying a positive security model without security teams having to write manual security policies is answering an ever growing need for large enterprises. We have invested heavily in developing API security tools and integrations that are not only critical for the continuous protection of each individual API across the enterprise, but also empower developers and security teams to discover vulnerabilities from design time on a large scale.”

As part of this tremendous growth, 42Crunch has achieved a number of major milestones, including:

  • Customers: 42Crunch has tripled new customers across all verticals, including a top three global automotive manufacturer and telecommunications company. 
  • Tools: With a combined 150k users of their API Security Platform, IDE and CI/CD plugins, 42Crunch is creating a natural way for development, security and operations teams to enable a DevSecOps process across the API security lifecycle.
  • Community: 42Crunch’s community site,, has doubled in subscribers and reached over 1 million newsletter views worldwide.

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.

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