Today, Salt Security have announced that Jemena, an energy supplier across the east coast of Australia and the Northern Territory, has chosen Salt to protect its critical gas and electricity infrastructure. Integrating seamlessly within Jemena’s AWS environment, Salt provides Jemena with a purpose-built and AI-driven API security solution for API discovery, posture management, and threat protection in runtime. Jemena also purchased the Salt Security API Protection Platform through the AWS Marketplace, streamlining the procurement process and simplifying vendor management.
This announcement follows news from earlier this year that Salt Security have attained AWS security competency status.
Using Salt, Jemena can, amongst other things, prevent data exfiltration and account fraud, understand the data being carried across all APIs, and generate accurate API specifications to streamline the process documenting APIs and keeping that inventory up to date.
Daniel Gordon, cybersecurity architecture lead at Jemena adds: “We anticipate that our API traffic will nearly quadruple in the next year alone. Salt enables us to easily mitigate the risks inherent in our rapid evolution as we continue to aggressively build out our API platform. Salt has already provided us with tremendous insights into the data we are sending over APIs. In addition, because Salt seamlessly integrates with our Kong, ServiceNow, and Splunk systems in our AWS environment, we were able to get up and running in minutes.”
Jemena began its application modernisation project in 2022. At which point the company realised it needed to make API security a key component of the initiative. The security operations team also recognised that API attacks differ from web application attacks and that the company’s existing solutions, such as WAFs and API gateways, could not defend against API attacks. Given the focus in API attacks on finding business logic flaws, Jemena knew it needed a comprehensive and purpose-built API security solution to protect the company and customer data flowing over its APIs.
“We are honoured to be selected by Jemena to strengthen its API security posture, so the company can focus on delivering innovative digital solutions for its customers,” said Roey Eliyahu, CEO and co-founder at Salt. “We’ve already seen the impact a security breach can have with the Optus API security incident last year. We commend Jemena for recognising the security risks presented by APIs early in its application modernisation journey as it made API security a necessary pillar of that program from the very start.”