V-Soft's Corporate Headquarters

101 Bullitt Lane, Suite #205
Louisville, KY 40222

TOLL FREE: 844.425.8425
FAX: 502.412.5869

Denver, Colorado

6400 South Fiddlers Green Circle Suite #1150
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

TOLL FREE: 844.425.8425

Chicago, Illinois

311 South Wacker Dr. Suite #1710, Chicago, IL 60606

TOLL FREE: 844.425.8425

Madison, Wisconsin

8401 Greenway Boulevard Suite #100
Middleton, WI 53562

TOLL FREE: 844.425.8425

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

4813 Jonestown Road Suite #103
Harrisburg, PA 17109

TOLL FREE: 844.425.8425

Atlanta, Georgia

1255 Peachtree Parkway Suite #4201
Cumming, GA 30041

TOLL FREE: 844.425.8425

Cincinnati, Ohio

Spectrum Office Tower 11260
Chester Road Suite 350
Cincinnati, OH 45246

Phone: 513.771.0050

Raritan, New Jersey

216 Route 206 Suite 22 Hillsborough Raritan, NJ 08844

Phone: 513.771.0050

Toronto, Canada

1 St. Clair Ave W Suite #902, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1K6

Phone: 416.663.0900

Hyderabad, India

Incor 9, 3rd Floor, Kavuri Hills
Madhapur, Hyderabad – 500033 India

PHONE: 040-48482789

Bangalore, India

3rd Stage Behind Hotel Leela Palace
Kodihalli, Bangalore - 560008 India

7 Security Design Principles Through MuleSoft Integration


Monolithic, multi-tiered approaches to design software has become a thing of the past in recent years. These approaches have given way to a more modular architecture, commonly referred to as “micro services.” Despite the name, some of these services aren’t actually micro at all. Isolating an app’s services into interoperable containers has revolutionized the way developers are able to update, add to, or expand parts of an app. While micro services have freed us from many of the constraints of the monolith, these benefits come with increased complexity, vulnerabilities, and risks that need to be mitigated with a tailored security strategy. It’s important to adhere to the same security standards while designing your MuleSoft integrations.

The Goal of Security Design Principles

No matter how the applications are integrated, security concerns typically reside within the network. For micro services, this gets exacerbated due to the various network connections and APIs used to forge communication channels between all those components. These create more loopholes for attach and interception of data that is in-transit. Therefore, it’s necessary to keep security design principals in mind while designing your integration using any framework, such as MuleSoft, Jitterbit or any other platform.

The goal of security design is based on:

  • Digitization of Business Capabilities
  • Multiple digital channels
  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity
  • Availability

The Security Design Principles

There are seven design principles that are crucial to keep in mind when designing integration within a framework. Without these design principles in place, your data could be put at risk. The principles include networks that are:

  • Standardized
    • Choose the best technologies

How can I best secure my APIs?

  • Targeted
    • API profiling and network segmentation
Company creating secure APIs
  • Minimized
    • Be stingy with capabilities (these include domain-driven design, business entities, and a single responsibility principle)

Secure APIs in Mulesoft

  • Locked

How do I use Mulesoft to create an API?

  • Multi-keyed
    • Use OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0
    • Use TLS, Mutual TLS, SAML, and JWT

What is important about API security design

  • Elastic
    • Use Containerization & Container Scheduling
      • Each Microservice has distinct scalability requirements
      • Container scheduling makes scaling easy
      • PaaS frameworks schedule containers based on traffic 

API security design best practices

  •  Resilient
    • Queries with the Circuit Breaker Pattern
    • Commands with Domain Events

The Four Pillars of an Integration Project

The four pillars of an integration project, which are the building blocks for a solid, secure application network, are:

  • Speed
  • Agility
  • API Security
  • Innovation

Complexity can create vulnerability, and data security is a difficult enough problem without trying to extract data to fit a legacy standalone. As you design application networks, following these application design best practices can help you:

  • The app emerges bottoms-up via self-service
  • It provides visibility, security and governability at every API node
  • Is recomposable? Does it bend, not break? Is it built for change?

Want to Learn More?

For more information about protecting your APIs, check out these related blogs:

Or, set up a free consultation with a Mulesoft expert:



Topics: MuleSoft, Security

Get Weekly Updates

A Comprehensive Guide to MuleSoft Mule 4