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"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.""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 flexibility allows you to quickly run a cloud-native application architecture.""The most valuable features are scalability and technical support.""Anyone with basic knowledge can build an API.""There are just a lot of security features in general.""Tracing in Apigee is a very good feature."

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"The API Connect gateway service and the SQL injection feature is good.""It's high-speed and it can be remotely administered via an API.""The solution is very easy to work with."

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"The solution tends to hide the limitations to keep selling the product.""Apigee could do more to make users aware of what is available in the add-ons.""The ability to work across different management solutions in a plug and play fashion would make it easier for faster uptake.""Better functionality for validating inputs and outputs would be helpful.""Apigee is demanding on the infrastructure so the setup cost is very high for an on-premises deployment.""I see some lagging in regards to integration capacity""As it is now, the rotation of certificates is a manual task and is something that can be improved.""The number one area this solution could be improved is by implementing support. Support is not a part of this solution."

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"Scripting needs improvement. It's hard for our customers.""The components that they include in the product that are, in fact, a WTX, really need to be removed from the product because they tend to fail.""The solution requires a lot of training manuals in order to get to know it better and to be able to use it effectively."

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"It is more expensive when you compare to open-source products or other vendors.""It is not suited for small companies. It's expensive.""The cost of the licensing is based on the number of API calls that are made."

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Top Answer: The API Connect gateway service and the SQL injection feature is good.
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Top Answer: Scripting needs improvement. It's hard for our customers.
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Also Known As
WebSphere DataPower, IBM DataPower, IBM WebSphere DataPower

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.

IBM DataPower Gateway is a single multi-channel gateway that helps provide security, control, integration and optimized access to a full range of mobile, web, application programming interface (API), service-oriented architecture (SOA), B2B and cloud workloads. It enables you to rapidly expand the scope of valuable IT assets to new channels - giving customers, employees and partners access to critical resources. It is available in the following form factors: physical, virtual, cloud, Linux and Docker.

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Sample Customers
Adobe,, Amadeus, AT&T, Bechtel, Belly, Burberry, Chegg, Citrix, Dell, eBay, Equifax, GameStop, First Data, Globe, HCSC, Intralinks, Kao, Meredith, Mitchell, Orange, PearsonRBL Bank, Availity
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm18%
Insurance Company18%
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company9%
Financial Services Firm6%
Computer Software Company45%
Insurance Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company7%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise67%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise71%
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Apigee is ranked 1st in API Management with 13 reviews while IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 10th in API Management with 3 reviews. Apigee is rated 8.2, while IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Apigee writes "Enables us to configure the API with restricted access for different clients but their support is lacking". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM DataPower Gateway writes "Deals with multiple protocols, but "WTX" components are problematic". Apigee is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, IBM API Connect, Layer7 API Management and API, whereas IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, Mule ESB, NGINX Plus, webMethods Integration Server and IBM WebSphere Message Broker. See our Apigee vs. IBM DataPower Gateway report.

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