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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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"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.""It impresses me as a product because it never goes down. It always does what it is supposed to do.""The solution fills our two most important concerns in seeking an API solution by providing a reliable gateway and security options.""This improved our organization, because it gives the management data to discuss for the next course of action and it suggests what to work on, as the next thing.""I work for an information security company. CA API Management is capable of using tokens for authorization to manage access control for the APIs.""As an organization grow, you can use CA API Management for authentication purposes through the CA API Gateway. It allows for multiple identity providers with different Active Directories.""The solution helped us to quickly publish and monetize APIs. I have used versioning responses to publish or send APIs to different customers with different versions.""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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Cons
"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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"The Portal lacks maturity. Since the move from Portal 3.x to 4.x, a lot of features were removed. It is slowly coming back. I can see a lot of changes are done in the "background" to decouple components and make it more flexible. Those changes are just not getting to the UI side quick enough.""Some users say that the API lacks some features and is lagging behind the competition although that has not been my personal experience.""The interface is Java which is difficult to make look very nice.""The setup was not as straightforward as it should have been. Support should be improved.""The architecture of the solution does not allow for flexibility in using different components for the gateway architecture.""From the last version, they have added more dashboard support, but there is still a lot they need to improve. In terms of monitoring, it's almost all covered. The interface can be improved, though.""One specific feature that we need is the ability to authenticate directly to the server with API data. It's not complex nowadays. This is a feature that we need and CA doesn't have it.""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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"Keep in mind the non-product licensing, e.g., if you opt not to use the embedded SQL.""If you do a TCO of more than five years, then you will see a big jump in costs for some vendors.""At the time we bought the product it was a perpetual users license and there has been no need for additional licensing fees.""There are some costs for maintenance that we are charged, but that seems fair because we get the support.""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.""It has a reasonable pricing model by instance.""For what we are after, the pricing is okay. It is competitive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The API Connect gateway service and the SQL injection feature is good.
Top Answer: If you want additional features, you will need to pay more.
Top Answer: Scripting needs improvement. It's hard for our customers.
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.
Top Answer: Keep in mind the non-product licensing, e.g., if you opt not to use the embedded SQL. If you do a TCO of more than five years, then you will see a big jump in costs for some vendors. Make sure you… more »
Top Answer: The Portal lacks maturity. Since the move from Portal 3.x to 4.x, a lot of features were removed. It is slowly coming back. I can see a lot of changes are done in the "background" to decouple… more »
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WebSphere DataPower, IBM DataPower, IBM WebSphere DataPowerCA API Management, CA Live API Creator, Espresso Logic, CA API Gateway
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Overview

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.

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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RBL Bank, AvailityAlaska 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.
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Computer Software Company45%
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Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company7%
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Financial Services Firm27%
Insurance Company10%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Logistics Company8%
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Media Company10%
Financial Services Firm9%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise76%
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Layer7 API Management and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 10th in API Management with 3 reviews while Layer7 API Management is ranked 4th in API Management with 13 reviews. IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 7.4, while Layer7 API Management is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM DataPower Gateway writes "Deals with multiple protocols, but "WTX" components are problematic". 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". IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, Mule ESB, Apigee, NGINX Plus and Apache Web Server, whereas Layer7 API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management and Kong Enterprise. See our IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Layer7 API Management report.

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