Data centers play a critical role in storing and processing sensitive information in the digital age, making them an attractive target for cyber attacks. One of the most vulnerable points in a data center is the API, which serves as a gateway for accessing and exchanging information. To ensure the security of data centers, it is crucial to implement robust API security measures.
L7 Defense API security offers a solution that can significantly reduce the maintenance cost of data centers. The L7 Defense solution offloads the API security from the main CPU to the DPU (Data Processing Unit). This means that the main CPU is freed up from performing security functions, allowing it to focus on other critical tasks. The DPU, being specifically designed for security functions, performs the API security mission efficiently, reducing the strain on the main CPU and preventing potential security incidents.
One of the most significant benefits of this offloading is reduced CPU utilization. During a cyber attack, the CPU utilization can rise up to 158%, causing the processor to heat up and require additional cooling. With the L7 Defense solution, offloading the API security to the DPU reduces CPU utilization, meaning less heat in the server room and less money spent on cooling the processors.
Furthermore, offloading the protection from the CPU to the DPU stops cyber attacks at the edge instead of allowing them to penetrate the server. This early detection and prevention of attacks can save data centers from potential security incidents and associated costs.
In conclusion, L7 Defense API security is a reliable and efficient solution that not only enhances the security of data centers but also reduces maintenance costs. By offloading the API security mission from the main CPU to the DPU, the L7 Defense solution reduces CPU utilization, stops cyber attacks at the edge, and saves data centers from potential security incidents.