Stopping threats with WAF at the edge

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Modern mission critical applications require high availability and scalable threat protection.  Whether you’re building a public commercial service, a b2b API, or a core line of business app, the success of a modern cloud application depends on delivering robust, consistent service experiences to your end users. In this hands-on talk we’ll dissect the anatomy of a secure modern application and show, using Web Application Firewall (WAF) with Azure Front Door how to quickly transform your application or service into an always-on global application.

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8 Epic App Innovations that Help Your Business Stand Out

Article | November 14, 2022

Contents 1. The Market for Mobile Application Development 2. Innovations in Mobile Application Development 2.1 In-App Paid Features: Android and iOS Development 2.2 Augmented and Virtual Reality 2.3 Beacon Technology 2.4 Al and Ml 2.5 Wearables 2.6 Predictive Analytics 2.7 Blockchain Technology 2.8 On-Demand Applications 3. Long-Term Benefits of Mobile App Development Innovations for Your Small Business: 4. Tying Everything Together Increased use of the internet and smartphones demands better mobile applications be developed. Innovation is the key driving force that can make or break the market regarding mobile app development. A fantastic team of mobile app developers and smart innovation employing the latest technology produce a huge hit app. Let us learn more about how the mobile app development market grows. 1. The Market for Mobile Application Development The mobile application development market is projected to grow at a 13.4% CAGR from 2023 to 2030, with a value of $187.58 billion recorded in 2021. This is due to the increased use of the internet and smartphone platforms, as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning. The app's algorithms learn and understand user interests to deliver refined results that generate better user engagement. As Ericsson and the Radicati Group forecasted, 6.64 billion people own a smartphone today, which is around 83.32% of the world population, and by 2025, 7.33 billion people will own a smartphone. As a result, there is a substantial rise in demand for better smartphone apps, for which creative and innovative mobile application development is the need of the hour. Innovation will give your business a competitive edge it's never had before. It will also open up new ways to grow your business. Discover the top innovations in mobile app development. 2. Innovations in Mobile Application Development Some of the technological breakthroughs in mobile app development will greatly improve the user experience in the future. These focus mainly on the implementation of the latest technological innovations to realize functionality that has never been seen or done before. Let us now delve into their specifics. 2.1 In-App Paid Features: Android and iOS Development While Android has a market share of 70%, iOS has grabbed a market share of around 28% in the mobile operating systems market as of 2022. In-app advertising and in-app purchases generate the major ROI from mobile applications on both mobile operating platforms. A great UI and UX go a long way toward boosting your app and business, and they also help you rank highly in the respective app markets, i.e., the Google Play Store and the App Store. Rolling out constant updates and adhering to the security standards of the marketplace keeps your business app ranking at the top. 2.2 Augmented and Virtual Reality With the AR kit, you can design and make 3D mobile apps for your customers that use virtual reality. AR and VR are constantly changing the business of making mobile apps. You can use these trends to give mobile users really great experiences. A few of the sectors making successful use of these technologies include gaming, e-commerce, retail, interior design, real estate, tourism and travel, education, training, healthcare, manufacturing and construction, advertising and marketing, and entertainment. Your AR and VR mobile apps are more valuable if you can meet your expectations for maximum ROI with a minimum budget. You can do this by making constant improvements to your minimum viable product. 2.3 Beacon Technology The beacon technology uses a smartphone's Bluetooth to identify any store, museum, or other business in the vicinity. As mobile devices get more powerful, IoT and edge sensors will be used more and more. Because of that, beacon technology will change the way we interact with the world. This technology sends notifications to your customer’s phone about your product when the customer passes by, sends content and descriptions about an ongoing event at your location to your customers, and more. Proximity marketing and indoor navigation notifications are the few ways retail is using this technology. With the help of beacon technology, your business can track assets, keep track of contacts, offer access to loyalty programs, gather advanced data, and send mobile tickets. 2.4 Al and ML The versatility and power of innovations in Al and ML keep them relevant. For example, they let you turn pictures into animations that look real. These animations provide real-time analytics and other valuable insights. As an AI learns from its own experience, providing a better customer experience based on the data you feed it helps create intelligent chatbots. Personalized shopping assistance, fraud prevention, task automation, smart content, voice assistants, and autonomous vehicles are a few of the examples where you will see AI implemented. An AI trains itself through machine learning, or ML. ML forecasts future data trends using available historical data. This invaluable addition to your existing apps transforms the way they interact with customers. We are one step closer to a super-personalized experience. 2.5 Wearables Wearables let you make calls, find your way to your destination, measure and analyze your vital signs in real time, and look at your own personal insights. So, app developers and businesspeople should focus on making apps that give people who use wearables a great digital experience. Getting better apps for wearable devices can greatly enhance their functionality and the user experience. From listening to your favorite music to tracking your fitness goals, taking notes, finding a parking spot, and adhering to your health and fitness regimen, a wearable device does it all. If developing your company’s wearable app delivers more value, this technology is not just a game changer but a lifesaver for many. 2.6 Predictive Analytics Predictive analytics is essential to e-commerce. When it comes to making mobile apps, predictive analysis can help improve both the process and the user experience. By putting together information from many developers, it can help predict problems and suggest solutions. Your predictive analytics will be better if you use artificial intelligence (AI), data mining, machine learning, modeling, and statistics. The data that your small and medium-scale businesses have gathered over a period of time becomes one of the most valuable sources of information that helps predict and forecast future market trends. Unexplained market rises and falls will now have an explanation, as will mobile apps that can precisely tell what, when, and where needs to be changed, replaced, or repaired. Using constants and variables that are already known, predictive analytics and data modeling can help make accurate predictions about the future. 2.7 Blockchain Technology The world of blockchain has innumerable possibilities. Applications backed by blockchain technology benefit from end-to-end encryption. This means no one but you can retain data ownership rights. Blockchain technology is used for a lot of important communication and financial transactions because it is safe and private. Blockchain holds promise for better efficiency, productivity, and performance, as well as for elevating the user experience. Blockchain is more secure and reliable, offers better transparency in financial transactions, makes you go password-free using an SSL certificate (Secure Sockets Layer), promotes simplicity, protects your identity, safeguards access to your digital data and information, and helps transmit and receive accurate data with the help of balanced data transfer using several nodes at once. 2.8 On-Demand Applications As lockdowns and quarantines went on for a long time, many delivery apps started to appear. There were apps for taxis, grocery stores, and even medicine delivery. The on-demand model is likely to grow as more service-based companies shift their focus towards on-demand apps. Technology is always changing, and every year, new versions of technology hit the market. That's why we need to keep up with the latest updates and use them to make applications that are both new and full of features. That's a must for a successful launch of a mobile app. Making the software development process easy for the developers reduces the time it takes to develop applications using the software. There are options like rapid application development software, no code, and low-code application development software. These can include mobile app development, SaaS (software as a service), cloud apps, on-premise standalone apps, desktop apps, and web-based apps for many devices, including IoT devices. Using AI to power the application development process speeds up development, testing, and deployment, which helps a lot with scaling from small to medium to large and beyond. 3. Long-Term Benefits of Mobile App Innovations for Your Small Business: Creating a winning product doesn’t have to be a long process. Improvements on the product offered by competitors and finding competitor product shortcomings, along with using innovative technologies, help add value to your mobile app as a product. Mobile app development innovations help in many ways, such as: Improve your brand's relationship with your customers Offer 24/7 access to your business Get excellent customer insights Efficiently market your product online Save on additional marketing costs Boost employee efficiency by increasing engagement Improve communication shreds down the busy work and Streamline the data Generate a new revenue stream from ads targeted at in-app purchases. As a result, you meet customer expectations efficiently, allowing you to expand your business and attract potential customers. Your customers and potential customers are always looking for something new and exciting to experience and adopt. Sooner or later, they make habits of seeing something, and then they start thinking of that mobile app as a standard benchmark to look up to. Talking about the scalability of a mobile application, there is a lot of scope to improve using innovative technologies, and all minor to major updates take you from where you are to where you want to be. Finding the right mix of technologies will help your business grow and expand. 4. Tying Everything Together Business growth for small-scale businesses starts with new inputs and strategic technological investments in mobile app development. Although they sound promising, striking the right balance to implement innovative technologies relies heavily on rigorous predictive analysis. Tools and technologies help meet customer expectations at scale and grow the business beyond imagination with the power of innovation.

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Empowering Industry 4.0 with Artificial Intelligence

Article | July 20, 2022

The next step in industrial technology is about robotics, computers and equipment becoming connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) and enhanced by machine learning algorithms. Industry 4.0 has the potential to be a powerful driver of economic growth, predicted to add between $500 billion- $1.5 trillion in value to the global economy between 2018 and 2022, according to a report by Capgemini.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Businesses

Article | July 20, 2022

Whilst there are many people that associate AI with sci-fi novels and films, its reputation as an antagonist to fictional dystopic worlds is now becoming a thing of the past, as the technology becomes more and more integrated into our everyday lives. AI technologies have become increasingly more present in our daily lives, not just with Alexa’s in the home, but also throughout businesses everywhere, disrupting a variety of different industries with often tremendous results. The technology has helped to streamline even the most mundane of tasks whilst having a breath-taking impact on a company’s efficiency and productivity

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The advances of AI in healthcare

Article | February 11, 2020

With the Government investing £250 million into the project, the Lab will consider how to use AI for the benefit of patients – whether this be the deployment of existing AI methods, the development of new technologies or the testing of their safety. Amongst other things, the initiative will aim to deliver earlier diagnoses of cancer. It is estimated that in excess of 50,000 extra patients could see their cancer being detected at an early stage, thus boosting survival rates. More specifically, a study has shown that AI is quicker in identifying brain tumour tissue than a pathologist.This would have a positive knock-on effect in other areas, such as enabling money to be saved (that otherwise would have been spent on further treatment) and reducing the workload of staff (at a time when there is a crisis in NHS workforce numbers).

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Variscite Simplifies AI/ML and Multimedia at the Edge with Python API for System on Modules

Variscite | December 07, 2022

Variscite, a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of System on Modules (SoMs), today announced the official launch of the Variscite Python API developer center. The Variscite Python API, also known as pyvar, simplifies the development of machine learning and multimedia applications for devices built on Variscite’s i.MX8-based SoMs. With the API, building and programming embedded systems and smart/edge devices for AI/ML is faster and easier, even for beginners. Variscite Python API eases the development process of embedded systems using cameras, sensors, displays, and user interfaces. It also provides an easy way to run and communicate with Cortex-M applications from the Cortex-A side, for fast processing at low power. The API’s developer center provides ‘how to’ guides, documentation and quick source code examples. “Capture, recognition, and processing of image, audio, and video data are increasingly used in embedded edge devices for any kind of environment, from transportation to healthcare, robotics, and agriculture, Our customers require additional AI/ML capabilities at the edge to run complex and advanced applications, and the Variscite python API enables faster and easier deployment with our i.MX8 SoMs.” -Ofer Austerlitz, VP Business Development and Sales of Variscite. Variscite offers a wide range of performance, power consumption, cost, and feature sets in its i.MX 8-based System on Modules. The company’s portfolio includes two highly scalable modules with dedicated AI/ML capabilities and an integrated Neural Processing Unit (NPU). The DART-MX8M-PLUS and VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS run on a 1.8GHz Quad Cortex™-A53 NXP iMX8M Plus processor with 800MHz Cortex-M7 real-time co-processor. Both SoMs are members of Variscite’s Pin2Pin families that offer seamless scalability, extended lifetime, as well as reduced development time, cost, and risk. ABOUT VARISCITE: Variscite is a worldwide leading System on Module designer and manufacturer, setting the bar for embedded solutions since 2003 with high-quality modules. The company provides the broadest ARM-based SoM portfolio in the embedded market with a wide range of configuration options that cover an entire embedded product and application range; from entry-level to high-performance solutions. Variscite's in-house production fully complies with the strict medical ISO13485 and ISO9001 standards. Along with the company's ongoing online documentation and personal support as well as the generous longevity, the company's customers are enjoying consistent, reliable products and services starting from the earliest development stages throughout the end-product lifecycle.

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Postman Partners with Microsoft to Simplify API Development and Testing

Postman | October 14, 2022

Postman, the world’s leading API platform, today announced a major advance in its mission to support developers across each stage of the API-first lifecycle: a partnership with Microsoft that will provide a comprehensive API experience for Microsoft Azure customers. APIs have become indispensable in the digital world as businesses race to build services faster, open up new markets, and gain competitive advantage. This has resulted in a global surge in API-first development, a model in which applications are conceptualized and built, by default, as an interconnection of internal and external services through APIs. According to Postman’s 2022 State of the API Report surveying more than 37,000 API professionals, companies are now spending a majority of their development efforts on APIs, and API investments are expected to remain strong, despite economic headwinds. The Postman API Platform, used by more than 20 million developers and 500,000 organizations, simplifies each step of the API-first lifecycle – design, document, test, deploy, monitor, and discover – and streamlines collaboration so companies can create better APIs more quickly. Microsoft Azure API Management is a hybrid, multi-cloud management platform trusted by thousands of enterprise customers to abstract back-end services and create modern API gateways available in more than 50 regions worldwide. “This announcement is great news for organizations that recognize APIs as fundamental business assets critical to digital transformation,” said Abhijit Kane, Postman co-founder. “By uniting the world’s top API platform and a leading cloud provider, our two companies have taken a significant step in giving customers the comprehensive set of tools they need for accelerating the API lifecycle.” The alliance integrates the Postman platform and Azure API Management, so users can create and test their APIs in Postman, deploy them to Azure, and simplify consumers’ API onboarding experience. Additional functionalities of this partnership include: Postman-initiated import from Azure API Management with the ability to import OpenAPI definitions from Azure API Management Export of OpenAPI definitions to Azure API Management with support for versions, revisions, host selection, and environment variables Azure API Management-initiated export of APIs into Postman using “Run in Postman” “Our goal is to enable developers with the most efficient way to build, manage, consume and collaborate with APIs, so a partnership with Postman was a natural decision for us,” said Balan Subramanian at Microsoft. “Our integrations will enable customers to realize productivity benefits at each phase of the API lifecycle. Together, we look forward to seeing how developers and customers everywhere will continue to drive innovation across their organizations by embracing an API-first culture.” Smit Patel, head of partnerships at Postman, said, “We’re very proud because this is Postman’s first bidirectional product alliance with a major cloud provider. Aligning with a cloud leader like Microsoft is terrific for our mutual customers and boosts Postman’s status as the enterprise-grade solution for the API-first world.” Postman announced in April that more than 20 million developers and builders have adopted its platform, including 98 percent of the Fortune 500. Postman’s public API hub is the world’s largest, with workspaces from Microsoft, Stripe, Meta, Notion, Intel, Oracle, and more. This announcement also follows on the heels of the launch of the Postman Ecosystem Partner Program, which allows companies and independent software vendors (ISVs) to build joint solutions with the Postman API Platform to improve the developer experience and gain visibility across Postman’s entire user base. About Postman Postman is the world’s leading API platform, used by more than 20 million developers and 500,000 organizations for building and using APIs. Postman simplifies each step of the API lifecycle and streamlines collaboration, enabling users to create better APIs faster. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has an office in Bangalore, where it was founded. Postman is privately held, with funding from Nexus Venture Partners, CRV, Insight Partners, Coatue, Battery Ventures, and BOND.

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Postman Strengthens API Platform with Tools for API-First Developers, Businesses

Postman | September 19, 2022

Postman, the world’s leading API platform, today announced Postman v10, the most significant upgrade to the platform in almost a year, offering new features around API governance and security, as well as expanded capabilities in collaboration and integration—and higher productivity than ever. Postman continues to deliver on its core themes of Productivity, Quality, and Governance while bringing to life its vision of an API-first world. With APIs as the building blocks of modern software, business users are increasingly embracing APIs. Investments into APIs will increase or remain the same at organizations over the coming 12 months, according to 89% of respondents in Postman’s 2022 State of the API Report, which surveyed more than 37,000 API professionals. Postman now makes it easier than ever to build, consume, and collaborate on APIs, whether as independent developers, cross-functional teams in a global enterprise, or even different companies. “With this evolution of Postman, we continue our mission to grow and innovate alongside our community and customers who have adopted an API-first mindset. “API-driven development continues to generate economic value across organizations of every size and mission. From solo entrepreneurs, developers, and students to nonprofits and the world’s largest brands, 20 million users around the world look to the Postman API Platform to bring delight to their work while increasing productivity and meeting the highest of development standards.” Ankit Sobti, co-founder and CTO of Postman New and improved features available now on the Postman API Platform support a range of development needs while following Postman’s core enterprise themes, including: High Productivity: Native Git support: Developers can now integrate Postman's API Platform with their Git source code repository, enabling multi-user, multi-branch collaboration Partner Workspaces: Postman’s Partner Workspaces provide a shared, secure, access-controlled space where organizations can invite partners to collaborate and build products and services with their APIs A new version of the Private API Network: Postman's Private API Network provides a catalog for all APIs, enabling faster discovery and reuse capability. Postman makes the Private API Network even more powerful with support for collections and workspaces. Great Quality: Test Automation using Postman CLI: The Postman command line interface provides extensibility to integrate with continuous integration and build systems. Developers can fetch collections and environments, complete governance checks and tests, and execute them directly in the command line–and results sync with their Postman instances. Postman for gRPC: Postman natively supports gRPC as part of its continued support for both standard and emerging API frameworks, including REST, SOAP, WebSockets, and GraphQL. Airtight Governance: API Security: Postman API Security helps companies provide security guidelines and rules to developers on the same platform where they are designing, building, testing, and deploying their APIs without requiring the developer to change existing workflows. API Governance: With API Governance, developers can discover rulesets earlier in the API lifecycle, improve the quality of their APIs, and give organizations visibility into how well APIs are meeting standards, postures, and guidelines. “Large enterprises are struggling to build and manage thousands and thousands of APIs, which in turn requires thousands of developers,” said Abhinav Asthana, co-founder and CEO of Postman. “Postman makes everyone’s task easier by delivering solutions that scale, from integrated security and governance rules to automated testing and collaborative workspaces, all within a single platform.” About Postman Postman is the world's leading API platform, used by more than 20 million developers and 500,000 organizations worldwide for building and using APIs. Postman simplifies each step of the API lifecycle and streamlines collaboration, enabling users to create better APIs faster. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has an office in Bangalore, where it was founded. Postman is privately held, with funding from Nexus Venture Partners, CRV, Insight Partners, Coatue, Battery Ventures, and BOND.

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Variscite Simplifies AI/ML and Multimedia at the Edge with Python API for System on Modules

Variscite | December 07, 2022

Variscite, a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of System on Modules (SoMs), today announced the official launch of the Variscite Python API developer center. The Variscite Python API, also known as pyvar, simplifies the development of machine learning and multimedia applications for devices built on Variscite’s i.MX8-based SoMs. With the API, building and programming embedded systems and smart/edge devices for AI/ML is faster and easier, even for beginners. Variscite Python API eases the development process of embedded systems using cameras, sensors, displays, and user interfaces. It also provides an easy way to run and communicate with Cortex-M applications from the Cortex-A side, for fast processing at low power. The API’s developer center provides ‘how to’ guides, documentation and quick source code examples. “Capture, recognition, and processing of image, audio, and video data are increasingly used in embedded edge devices for any kind of environment, from transportation to healthcare, robotics, and agriculture, Our customers require additional AI/ML capabilities at the edge to run complex and advanced applications, and the Variscite python API enables faster and easier deployment with our i.MX8 SoMs.” -Ofer Austerlitz, VP Business Development and Sales of Variscite. Variscite offers a wide range of performance, power consumption, cost, and feature sets in its i.MX 8-based System on Modules. The company’s portfolio includes two highly scalable modules with dedicated AI/ML capabilities and an integrated Neural Processing Unit (NPU). The DART-MX8M-PLUS and VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS run on a 1.8GHz Quad Cortex™-A53 NXP iMX8M Plus processor with 800MHz Cortex-M7 real-time co-processor. Both SoMs are members of Variscite’s Pin2Pin families that offer seamless scalability, extended lifetime, as well as reduced development time, cost, and risk. ABOUT VARISCITE: Variscite is a worldwide leading System on Module designer and manufacturer, setting the bar for embedded solutions since 2003 with high-quality modules. The company provides the broadest ARM-based SoM portfolio in the embedded market with a wide range of configuration options that cover an entire embedded product and application range; from entry-level to high-performance solutions. Variscite's in-house production fully complies with the strict medical ISO13485 and ISO9001 standards. Along with the company's ongoing online documentation and personal support as well as the generous longevity, the company's customers are enjoying consistent, reliable products and services starting from the earliest development stages throughout the end-product lifecycle.

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Postman Partners with Microsoft to Simplify API Development and Testing

Postman | October 14, 2022

Postman, the world’s leading API platform, today announced a major advance in its mission to support developers across each stage of the API-first lifecycle: a partnership with Microsoft that will provide a comprehensive API experience for Microsoft Azure customers. APIs have become indispensable in the digital world as businesses race to build services faster, open up new markets, and gain competitive advantage. This has resulted in a global surge in API-first development, a model in which applications are conceptualized and built, by default, as an interconnection of internal and external services through APIs. According to Postman’s 2022 State of the API Report surveying more than 37,000 API professionals, companies are now spending a majority of their development efforts on APIs, and API investments are expected to remain strong, despite economic headwinds. The Postman API Platform, used by more than 20 million developers and 500,000 organizations, simplifies each step of the API-first lifecycle – design, document, test, deploy, monitor, and discover – and streamlines collaboration so companies can create better APIs more quickly. Microsoft Azure API Management is a hybrid, multi-cloud management platform trusted by thousands of enterprise customers to abstract back-end services and create modern API gateways available in more than 50 regions worldwide. “This announcement is great news for organizations that recognize APIs as fundamental business assets critical to digital transformation,” said Abhijit Kane, Postman co-founder. “By uniting the world’s top API platform and a leading cloud provider, our two companies have taken a significant step in giving customers the comprehensive set of tools they need for accelerating the API lifecycle.” The alliance integrates the Postman platform and Azure API Management, so users can create and test their APIs in Postman, deploy them to Azure, and simplify consumers’ API onboarding experience. Additional functionalities of this partnership include: Postman-initiated import from Azure API Management with the ability to import OpenAPI definitions from Azure API Management Export of OpenAPI definitions to Azure API Management with support for versions, revisions, host selection, and environment variables Azure API Management-initiated export of APIs into Postman using “Run in Postman” “Our goal is to enable developers with the most efficient way to build, manage, consume and collaborate with APIs, so a partnership with Postman was a natural decision for us,” said Balan Subramanian at Microsoft. “Our integrations will enable customers to realize productivity benefits at each phase of the API lifecycle. Together, we look forward to seeing how developers and customers everywhere will continue to drive innovation across their organizations by embracing an API-first culture.” Smit Patel, head of partnerships at Postman, said, “We’re very proud because this is Postman’s first bidirectional product alliance with a major cloud provider. Aligning with a cloud leader like Microsoft is terrific for our mutual customers and boosts Postman’s status as the enterprise-grade solution for the API-first world.” Postman announced in April that more than 20 million developers and builders have adopted its platform, including 98 percent of the Fortune 500. Postman’s public API hub is the world’s largest, with workspaces from Microsoft, Stripe, Meta, Notion, Intel, Oracle, and more. This announcement also follows on the heels of the launch of the Postman Ecosystem Partner Program, which allows companies and independent software vendors (ISVs) to build joint solutions with the Postman API Platform to improve the developer experience and gain visibility across Postman’s entire user base. About Postman Postman is the world’s leading API platform, used by more than 20 million developers and 500,000 organizations for building and using APIs. Postman simplifies each step of the API lifecycle and streamlines collaboration, enabling users to create better APIs faster. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has an office in Bangalore, where it was founded. Postman is privately held, with funding from Nexus Venture Partners, CRV, Insight Partners, Coatue, Battery Ventures, and BOND.

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Postman Strengthens API Platform with Tools for API-First Developers, Businesses

Postman | September 19, 2022

Postman, the world’s leading API platform, today announced Postman v10, the most significant upgrade to the platform in almost a year, offering new features around API governance and security, as well as expanded capabilities in collaboration and integration—and higher productivity than ever. Postman continues to deliver on its core themes of Productivity, Quality, and Governance while bringing to life its vision of an API-first world. With APIs as the building blocks of modern software, business users are increasingly embracing APIs. Investments into APIs will increase or remain the same at organizations over the coming 12 months, according to 89% of respondents in Postman’s 2022 State of the API Report, which surveyed more than 37,000 API professionals. Postman now makes it easier than ever to build, consume, and collaborate on APIs, whether as independent developers, cross-functional teams in a global enterprise, or even different companies. “With this evolution of Postman, we continue our mission to grow and innovate alongside our community and customers who have adopted an API-first mindset. “API-driven development continues to generate economic value across organizations of every size and mission. From solo entrepreneurs, developers, and students to nonprofits and the world’s largest brands, 20 million users around the world look to the Postman API Platform to bring delight to their work while increasing productivity and meeting the highest of development standards.” Ankit Sobti, co-founder and CTO of Postman New and improved features available now on the Postman API Platform support a range of development needs while following Postman’s core enterprise themes, including: High Productivity: Native Git support: Developers can now integrate Postman's API Platform with their Git source code repository, enabling multi-user, multi-branch collaboration Partner Workspaces: Postman’s Partner Workspaces provide a shared, secure, access-controlled space where organizations can invite partners to collaborate and build products and services with their APIs A new version of the Private API Network: Postman's Private API Network provides a catalog for all APIs, enabling faster discovery and reuse capability. Postman makes the Private API Network even more powerful with support for collections and workspaces. Great Quality: Test Automation using Postman CLI: The Postman command line interface provides extensibility to integrate with continuous integration and build systems. Developers can fetch collections and environments, complete governance checks and tests, and execute them directly in the command line–and results sync with their Postman instances. Postman for gRPC: Postman natively supports gRPC as part of its continued support for both standard and emerging API frameworks, including REST, SOAP, WebSockets, and GraphQL. Airtight Governance: API Security: Postman API Security helps companies provide security guidelines and rules to developers on the same platform where they are designing, building, testing, and deploying their APIs without requiring the developer to change existing workflows. API Governance: With API Governance, developers can discover rulesets earlier in the API lifecycle, improve the quality of their APIs, and give organizations visibility into how well APIs are meeting standards, postures, and guidelines. “Large enterprises are struggling to build and manage thousands and thousands of APIs, which in turn requires thousands of developers,” said Abhinav Asthana, co-founder and CEO of Postman. “Postman makes everyone’s task easier by delivering solutions that scale, from integrated security and governance rules to automated testing and collaborative workspaces, all within a single platform.” About Postman Postman is the world's leading API platform, used by more than 20 million developers and 500,000 organizations worldwide for building and using APIs. Postman simplifies each step of the API lifecycle and streamlines collaboration, enabling users to create better APIs faster. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has an office in Bangalore, where it was founded. Postman is privately held, with funding from Nexus Venture Partners, CRV, Insight Partners, Coatue, Battery Ventures, and BOND.

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