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"I have not encountered instability with the product.""I have found the most valuable features to be tracing a proxy, and managing proxy versions and revisions via the Edge UI component.""The ease of creating policies has been the most useful of the solution's features. It's a quick ramp-up time. It's easy for our support staff to implement the policies in the API management layer.""It's a good return on my investment.""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."

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"Initial setup is straightforward. It is simple and easy to do.""The level of technical support is good.""Scalability: API Gateway is easily scalable horizontally and managed easily.""The out-of-the-box security features are useful. Right now, you can just right-click and drag and drop the assertions with the rate limit. That, as well as the x-amount surge protection, is built in so we can bring that in.""The security checking authentication is our primary use case for this solution.""Containerization and the monetization module are quite unique for an API tool... In addition, the development time and rollout time are pretty quick.""There are a few assertions which are built-in for threat protection. I have used them for vulnerabilities, like for DDoS attacks, XML schema validation, IP restriction, and for cross-domain.""From a security standpoint, it works great. It is the right solution for us. It's lightweight, a software-appliance configuration which was easy to deploy and configure."

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"Apigee on premise is quite complex and it is always moving faster.""Drag and drop of features would be more beneficial, rather than manually working on the configuration and updates.""The company needs to better support webhooks. It used to support webhooks and their policies and they have since stopped. They had some issues in the product and they abandoned the support for them. It's not come back since.""The number one area this solution could be improved is by implementing support. Support is not a part of this solution.""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."

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"The API Development tool can be made more user-friendly by providing folder properties.""On the monitoring side, we need a better way to monitor it. CA has not given a clear understanding of what external tools we can use to do this.""We have experienced technical difficulties with the product in the past.""The security protocols in CA's product, for financial services, weren't as good as those in API Connect.""There are old algorithms that the tool does not support - and it shouldn't, in my opinion. But sometimes customers need old algorithms, from old use cases and old applications, migrated to the platform. At those times, there are hiccups that happen.""The entire lifecycle management approach needs improvement: from the API management, development, deployment, some of the settings around the quotas, and some security policy applications, etc. for the APIs. We found the Apigee platform a lot more robust in that area.""The implementation of CA API Management was complex. It is a complicated solution. You have to know so much IT knowledge to do the implementation.""They need a workflow for the API Developer Portal, where the process only allows requests to go to the correct person."

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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."

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"I feel that it is costly for medium-sized companies.""I think it's competitive. It's not that expensive when you compare CA with the Oracle product.""I do not have experience with the pricing or licensing of the product.""We weren't comfortable with the pricing of licensing. It was slightly more expensive than its competitors.""For what we are after, the pricing is okay. It is competitive.""It has a reasonable pricing model by instance.""APIs can be developed to provide security. We can show them in one single pane of glass, such as the CA API Management API Developer Portal. It is there that we can provide the monetization for their APIs and what is happening on third-party applications, like Paytm or BookMyShow.""CA API Management has a licensing path. If you want more features, it requires more licenses and more installation time."

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Top Answer: A big win for CA was the expertise of the local country support plus having support staff on site in a matter of hours, if required.
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Also Known As
CA API Management, CA Live API Creator, Espresso Logic, CA API Gateway
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Overview

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.

To compete successfully and thrive today, enterprises across every industry need to transform. This process is not just about incremental improvement, but about evolving core businesses to meet the demands of today’s connected world.

CA API Management accelerates this digital transformation by providing the capabilities you need to bring systems together, secure these integrations, deliver better customer experiences faster and capitalize on new opportunities.

Read more at http://www.ca.com/api

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Sample Customers
Adobe, advance.net, Amadeus, AT&T, Bechtel, Belly, Burberry, Chegg, Citrix, Dell, eBay, Equifax, GameStop, First Data, Globe, HCSC, Intralinks, Kao, Meredith, Mitchell, Orange, PearsonAlaska Airlines, The Advisory Board Company, Amerigroup, IceMobile, R+V Versicherung, U.S. Army - plus hundreds of other customers in the banking, energy, finance, healthcare, government, manufacturing, transportation and retail sectors.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Retailer27%
Financial Services Firm18%
Insurance Company18%
Comms Service Provider18%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm26%
Insurance Company10%
Retailer8%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise69%
REVIEWERS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise76%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business1%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise87%
Find out what your peers are saying about Apigee vs. Layer7 API Management and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
441,672 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Apigee is ranked 1st in API Management with 13 reviews while Layer7 API Management is ranked 4th in API Management with 13 reviews. Apigee is rated 8.2, while Layer7 API Management is rated 8.0. 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 Layer7 API Management writes "Serves to standardise routing messaging services into a single API view with multiple channels". Apigee is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, IBM API Connect, Amazon API Gateway and Kong Enterprise, whereas Layer7 API Management is most compared with Amazon API Gateway, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, IBM API Connect, Microsoft Azure API Management and 3scale API Management. See our Apigee vs. Layer7 API Management report.

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