October 13th, 2011

Recorded Webinar: A Practical Guide to API Security & OAuth for the Enterprise featuring Forrester Research, Inc.

Forrester - Eve MalerYesterday, Layer 7 held what turned out to be the company’s number one most popular webinar ever: A Practical Guide to API Security & OAuth for the Enterprise. The remarkably large number of sign-ups we had for this event stands as evidence of the hunger for expert insight into issues around Web API generally and OAuth in particular. In this case, the expert insight was provided by Eve Maler, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc.,  as well as by Layer 7’s own Scott Morrison. Judging from the feedback we received during and after the session, quite a few people found this webinar to be particularly insightful and thought-provoking.

Input from Forrester Research, Inc. is always valuable and Eve Maler’s presentation – OAuth as a Serious API Security Tool for Enterprises: A Practical Overview – certainly didn’t disappoint. She began by positioning OAuth as “a powerhouse of API security and SSO solutions” and went on to advise that enterprises should “Leverage OAuth’s ascendance while minding its weaknesses”. The key point here was that OAuth may be simple but that doesn’t mean it has to be a low-security option. If an enterprise uses and insists on OAuth best practices, OAuth can indeed be a serious API security tool and can work in environments that require “zero trust”. Eve went on to give some great, practical advice for security and risk professionals and developers looking to leverage OAuth

Next, Scott provided a practical demonstration of how Layer 7′s OAuth Toolkit can be used to ensure the consistent application of these best practices. The OAuth Toolkit provides enterprises with a centralized way to create and implement OAuth for all their protected services and APIs. Layer 7’s OAuth capabilities support a variety of standards, including OAuth 1.0a, OAuth 2.0, SAML 1.1, SAML 2.0, WS-Trust, REST and JSON, among others.

For those of you who missed the event, we now have the full one-hour recording online. Click here to find out more about the webinar and download a copy. Alternatively, you can simply stream the complete recording in the player below, courtesy of the Layer 7 YouTube channel.

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