Apigee Other Advice

Tolulope Adeniji
Technical Lead - Integration/Middleware at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
For on-premises I would not suggest this solution. Generally speaking, the product is a good one, it is matured and the features are okay. If anyone wants to use this solution they should first consider the cloud-based version. Because the support is lacking, we would have considered a different product. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten. If the support was better, I would have given them a nine. View full review »
Srarchman56
Sr. Manager Architecture, Design and Planning at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Right now, we are still in the process of testing the solution. We're using both on-premises and cloud versions. CA has developed a sort-of enterprise service spot inside of their API management platform. It does interesting things with files, and it has a lot of security features that are not normally used in a majority of API calls. It's overkill. Its portal is very clunky and very difficult to set up. Its gateways and its policies are not straight forward either. It basically requires a three-day class to understand how to get in and add policies and it's not very simple to add policies into the CA Layer 7 gateway. Apigee does a way better job. CA is also owned by Broadcom now and when that transition happened, Broadcom did a lousy job of handing off support of that product. They basically fired everybody from CA. They left us without production support for a good part of a year. We've had CA for about 2 years and mostly we used the on-premises version, but we had a small amount on the cloud as well. Because of these reasons, we're moving away from Layer 7 to Apigee. In terms of advice to those considering using Apigee versus CA, I'd say they need to understand their use cases for APIs. I would rate Apigee eight out of ten. In comparison, I would rate CA five out of ten. View full review »
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