Wed 04 January 2017 By David
Drawing an analogy with vampires, who look like regular human beings unless you examine them very closely, the presentation makes the very important point that it is not sufficient to only check user credentials before allowing API access to your backend assets. It is equally important to authenticate that the traffic is coming from the mobile app you think it is coming from, and that the app has not been compromised in any way.
In the new world of open banking based around APIs, software authentication is an essential layer in the required protection armoury. Approov does it with minimum effort and maximum deployment flexibility.