APIs are like telephones: they have been around for quite a while, yet they have changed tremendously in recent years.

And if you take the same approach to managing and securing them today as you did a decade or two ago, you are likely to end up with a lot of problems.

To prove the point, here’s a brief walk through the history of APIs, and a comparison of how they were used in the past with how they are used in the current age of cloud-native, microservices-based, containerized everything. As we’ll see, the tremendous changes in API use cases have necessitated major changes in API security and management

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