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Pros
"I like all of the features in this product and it does what it's supposed to do.""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 Azure Active Directory Synchronization is quite good.""We're pretty much using all of the monetizations features out of the API manager so we can put up a portal and have a dev portal and then a prod portal and do rate limiting.""It's easy to use compared to other products. It's easy to set up.""It's very well integrated with the Azure environment.""The integration with Azure Active Directory is a good security feature for authentication and authorization. There is multifactor authentication. You can also use all of the Azure AD features integrated with API Management.""The most valuable features are the ease of use and it is a platform that has self-enablement for the customers to be able to register themselves.""Allows the possibility of VPN technology to connect your gateway directly with on-prem services""The solution is quite stable. We have no issues with it. there have been no crashes and we haven't experienced bugs or glitches. It's been quite reliable."

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Cons
"Making it more user-friendly would be an improvement.""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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"They should improve the inbuilt policies that they have and that should properly create a deployment architecture as well.""They're trying to implement versioning and trying to be able to manage different versions of your API all at the same time, but they're not doing that just quite right yet.""Other products have more customization options.""In terms of improvement, it would be helpful if they could develop an on-premises option.""There is always room for improvement. There should be more analytics abilities so you can know how much traffic there is. Log Analyzer isn't well integrated with this solution.""The user interface needs improvement.""Could use clearer configuration when it comes to API policies.""The portal where we publish the APIs could be improved. Maybe this is because we didn't configure it. It is quite easy to bypass API management because we have a lot of information shared on the portal, where we publish our APIs. I worry there is potential for a security breach in the API publishing. There needs to be more security available on terms of the way we publish them."

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"It's being paid monthly."

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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: It's easy to use compared to other products. It's easy to set up.
Top Answer: The pricing of the product is reasonable. It was one of the selling points for us when we were looking for a solution for our company.
Top Answer: Other products offer more customization options.
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out of 39 in API Management
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7.3
3rd
out of 39 in API Management
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18,682
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12
Average Words per Review
507
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7.7
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Also Known As
WebSphere DataPower, IBM DataPower, IBM WebSphere DataPowerAzure API Management
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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.

Microsoft Azure API Management ensures an organization's API program reaches its fullest potential. With API management, organizations can publish web services as APIs reliably, securely and at scale. Use API Management to drive API consumption among internal teams, partners, and developers while benefiting from business and operational insights available in the admin portal.
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Sample Customers
RBL Bank, Availityadnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH, Opensistemas
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company44%
Insurance Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider9%
Media Company7%
Insurance Company6%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise72%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Microsoft Azure API Management and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 10th in API Management with 4 reviews while Microsoft Azure API Management is ranked 3rd in API Management with 12 reviews. IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 7.8, while Microsoft Azure API Management is rated 7.6. 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 Microsoft Azure API Management writes "Easy to use API management with a platform that allows customers to register themselves". IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, Mule ESB, Apigee, NGINX Plus and webMethods Integration Server, whereas Microsoft Azure API Management is most compared with Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway and Kong Enterprise. See our IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Microsoft Azure API Management report.

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