Compare IBM API Connect vs. WSO2 API Manager

IBM API Connect is ranked 5th in API Management with 8 reviews while WSO2 API Manager is ranked 12th in API Management with 2 reviews. IBM API Connect is rated 8.2, while WSO2 API Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM API Connect writes "Provides good security and scales to quite a large number of products but needs to stabilize Version 2018 rapidly. Still too many fixpacks and outstanding issues". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WSO2 API Manager writes "Good integrations abilities with well-detailed logs". IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, Microsoft Azure API Management and Amazon API Gateway, whereas WSO2 API Manager is most compared with Kong Enterprise, Apigee and Tyk. See our IBM API Connect vs. WSO2 API Manager report.
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The most valuable feature is the security we get from this solution. I know of a bank that uses it to ensure that everything is secure. The second feature I like is the retail environment, where we actually want to be able to provide as many suppliers and consumers with APIs as possible. If you are well-trained in the writing of RESTful API's, you can actually publish an API in a matter of minutes, test it, and publish it.The solution is very scalable because it's on the cloud.The solution is very stable.The developer portal has been the most useful feature.I have found the API Management to be most valuable.The ability for all of our web applications to share standard functions and documents easily is valuable.This product is well integrated with other products. Its ability to interact with IBM Secure Gateway and other integration products is the core feature. Also, the lead time to put it into production is relatively short .Easy to configure security and generate API keys.

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This is a flexible and versatile API management solution that has the power to integrate with more than just API.

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The new version is very unstable.In the next version, I don't know if they've already been included it or not, but the designer and all the tools should be on the cloud. I don't want any external installation or local installation.The solution is not scalable.Like any typical IBM infrastructure setup, you need to learn to set it up yourself. It's not one of those simple zip files or an archive unzip and you're up and running in some few minutes. Knowledge to set it up is key.Business applications could be exposed to users.Automation for our Domino applications could be improved.Components, like caching, should be implemented as policies, not requiring dependency on an external solution.

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The interface needs to be modernized and made more user friendly so the product continues to have a growing community of users.

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The IBM API Management family of products gives you software tools to create, manage and share application programming interfaces (APIs) in a secure, scalable environment. Available in both on-premises and cloud solutions, its detailed analytics and operational metrics allow you to monitor API usage to ensure that the developers' needs Ð and applications using the API Ð are being met.

WSO2 API Manager is an open source approach that addresses full API lifecycle management, monetization, and policy enforcement. It allows extensibility and customization, and ensures freedom from lock-in.

WSO2 API Manager is a unique open approach to full lifecycle API development, integration and management. As part of the larger WSO2 Integration Agile Platform, it is a central component used to deploy and manage API-driven ecosystems. It’s hybrid integration capabilities further simplify projects that span traditional as well as microservice environments. And unlike other API and lifecycle management products, it is fully open-source allowing for extensibility and customization.

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Sample Customers
M2M Technologies Inc.StubHub, Dialog
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm31%
Healthcare Company13%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company13%
Financial Services Firm33%
Manufacturing Company12%
Software R&D Company9%
Comms Service Provider8%
Software R&D Company43%
Financial Services Firm14%
Outsourcing Company8%
Media Company8%
Company Size
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise70%
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise75%
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