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"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.""It impresses me as a product because it never goes down. It always does what it is supposed to do.""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 is helpful to have a central API that is hosted and managed.""We loved the portal part the most, which had monetization and showed how people were using the stuff. It is a good product as a whole and has a lot of microservices and granular features.""The solution fills our two most important concerns in seeking an API solution by providing a reliable gateway and security options.""The mobile access gateway (MAG) is tremendous.""When I have used technical support they helped me a lot. Sometimes they took a long time to respond because we had very complex issues that we asked them for help with, but I think it is a very good service."

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"The most valuable feature is the ability to have different packages based on the API keys. The same core system can have different packages based on different environments.""The reason why we selected the solution originally was because of its ability to have a gateway both on-premise and in the cloud. This is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us.""The solution is a good general API manager. They have a few propriety features but are offering items that are standard in the industry as well.""When we did the product evaluation, we saw that TIBCO Mashery offers end-to-end API life cycle management. It provides all API features that are required for managing the complete life cycle. It includes the developer portal and tools for API monitorization. The out-of-box security features that TIBCO Mashery provides are enterprise-grade, which gives it an edge over other API products."

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"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.""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 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.""If they had different levels of support available then it would be easier to justify the costs.""The delivery is bulky in terms of implementation. Its price could also be better. It is a very good product as compared to CA API, Google API, and WSO2 API, but its price is high. From the cloud-native perspective, some new features need to be added. It could also be made simpler to implement.""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."

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"The way agile life cycle is working needs improvement. I also want to see more support for open API standards. I want to see some improvement on the protocol transformation. That is quite missing now. These are the three main issues.""The security needs improvement, specifically, propagation of security to an API. Calling other APIs is something that is missing in the product and that makes us think about going to a competitor.""Policy management has been a bit of a concern.""They can fix some stability issues and probably make it more user-friendly so that not only an IT savvy person but an end-user can also easily navigate through this solution."

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"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.""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.""It is a pricey product, although not extremely overpriced compared to competitors in the market.""It was very high at that time. We are a Broadcom CA partner, and we got it only for testing purposes. We didn't pay anything for it.""This solution is a bit more expensive than competitors."

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"Its price is pretty reasonable. There are some lightweight API options available in the market, but given the feature set that TIBCO provides, its price is really reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: When I have used technical support they helped me a lot. Sometimes they took a long time to respond because we had very complex issues that we asked them for help with, but I think it is a very good… more »
Top Answer: This solution is a bit more expensive than competitors.
Top Answer: The Policy Manager tool that is used to manage the solution is very heavy to use because it is based in Java. Sometimes it takes a long time to load. There could be some improvements to it. If they… more »
Top Answer: When we did the product evaluation, we saw that TIBCO Mashery offers end-to-end API life cycle management. It provides all API features that are required for managing the complete life cycle. It… more »
Top Answer: Its price is pretty reasonable. There are some lightweight API options available in the market, but given the feature set that TIBCO provides, its price is really reasonable.
Top Answer: They can fix some stability issues and probably make it more user-friendly so that not only an IT savvy person but an end-user can also easily navigate through this solution.
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CA API Management, CA Live API Creator, Espresso Logic, CA API Gateway
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Overview

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

TIBCO Mashery Enterprise is a modern API platform for digital business that covers the entire API lifecycle.

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Sample Customers
Alaska 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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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Insurance Company10%
Retailer8%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider23%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Insurance Company6%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise72%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business1%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise81%
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Layer7 API Management is ranked 7th in API Management with 9 reviews while TIBCO Mashery API Management is ranked 18th in API Management with 4 reviews. Layer7 API Management is rated 8.4, while TIBCO Mashery API Management is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Layer7 API Management writes "Serves to standardise routing messaging services into a single API view with multiple channels". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TIBCO Mashery API Management writes "Has the ability to have different packages based on the API keys but the setup is complex". Layer7 API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management and 3scale API Management, whereas TIBCO Mashery API Management is most compared with Apigee, Microsoft Azure API Management, Kong Enterprise, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and WSO2 API Manager. See our Layer7 API Management vs. TIBCO Mashery API Management report.

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