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"The most valuable features are the gateway and security features."

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"Tracing in Apigee is a very good feature.""There are just a lot of security features in general.""Anyone with basic knowledge can build an API.""The most valuable features are scalability and technical support.""The flexibility allows you to quickly run a cloud-native application architecture.""It nice and easy for the clients and those using the product to access the product's help resources.""Apigee is a very lightweight solution.""The stability of the solution is good. There aren't issues surrounding bugs or glitches. We don't find that it crashes or freezes. It's pretty reliable."

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"It would be helpful to improve the customization features so that the customer can do it based on their own needs."

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"As it is now, the rotation of certificates is a manual task and is something that can be improved.""I see some lagging in regards to integration capacity""Apigee is demanding on the infrastructure so the setup cost is very high for an on-premises deployment.""Better functionality for validating inputs and outputs would be helpful.""The ability to work across different management solutions in a plug and play fashion would make it easier for faster uptake.""Apigee could do more to make users aware of what is available in the add-ons.""The solution tends to hide the limitations to keep selling the product.""The setup and installation process could be improved with a container-based system."

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"The cost of the licensing is based on the number of API calls that are made.""It is not suited for small companies. It's expensive.""It is more expensive when you compare to open-source products or other vendors.""We have a contract for three years. I don't know the cost.""I would like to see the implementation of further options for billing because as it is now, the opportunities you have in terms of a package are limited.""The iicense is subscription-based."

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15th
out of 41 in API Management
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4,333
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Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
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Rating
7.5
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out of 41 in API Management
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30,651
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20
Average Words per Review
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8.3
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Overview

3scale is an API management platform that delivers flexible, highly scalable solutions to package, distribute, control, and monetize your APIs, giving you the power to make the most of your API program.

  • Share company data, content, or services through Web or mobile applications.
  • Provide an API to external organizations, internal teams, or both.
  • Avoid the hassle and constant maintenance of building a solution from scratch.

3scale delivers centralized API management features through a distributed, cloud-hosted layer. The platform includes built-in features to help you build a more successful API program, including access control, rate limits, payment gateway integration, and developer experience tools.

Apigee Edge, the self-service API management platform, enables companies to secure, scale, manage, and analyze their digital business, and grow API programs to meet the increase in demand. Edge enables enterprises to design and build the APIs that securely share their services and data.

Key capabilities of the Apigee Edge API management platform include:

  • Security: protect APIs, messages, and backends with configurable policies such as OAuth, API key verification, XML/JSON threat protection, access control.
  • API gateway: secure and mediate the traffic between clients and backends, and between a company’s APIs and the developers, customers, partners, and employees who use the APIs.
  • Developer portal: attract and engage application developers, enabling them to discover, explore, purchase (or profit from), and test APIs and register to access and use the APIs.
  • API lifecycle management: manage the process of designing, developing, publishing, deploying, and versioning APIs.
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Sample Customers
Victor Ops, Coca Cola, The Telegraph, Skava, Orange, Typeform
Adobe, advance.net, Amadeus, AT&T, Bechtel, Belly, Burberry, Chegg, Citrix, Dell, eBay, Equifax, GameStop, First Data, Globe, HCSC, Intralinks, Kao, Meredith, Mitchell, Orange, Pearson
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm33%
Retailer22%
Insurance Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise68%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about 3scale API Management vs. Apigee and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
536,244 professionals have used our research since 2012.

3scale API Management is ranked 15th in API Management with 2 reviews while Apigee is ranked 1st in API Management with 20 reviews. 3scale API Management is rated 7.6, while Apigee is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of 3scale API Management writes "Good gateway and security features, but the developer portal needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Apigee writes "Highly available, easy to configure and use, and it includes disaster recovery". 3scale API Management is most compared with IBM API Connect, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, WSO2 API Manager, Kong Enterprise and Amazon API Gateway, whereas Apigee is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, IBM API Connect and SwaggerHub. See our 3scale API Management vs. Apigee report.

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