We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Within the new version, webMethods API Gateway gives us an end-to-end lifecycle from the creation of the API up into the development, deployment, and promotion into production/live. The current end-to-end lifecycle of the API gives us enough authority and governance of the API. We know what are currently live services, what is in the testing stage of development, and what version that has been commissioned. So, the full life cycle itself gives us full authority and governance of the API."
"This solution has given us a competitive advantage because we have better automation and insight."
"The cloud version of the solution is very easy to set up."
"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."
"They need a multifactor authentication solution for the API layer and the other layers, as well."
"With performance, there is room for improvement in regards to if we would like to put another extra layer of security on it, such as SSL. This is affecting their performance quite significantly. They need to improve the process of managing the SSL and other things inside their solutions, so there will not be quite such a significant impact to the performance."
"With respect to the API gateway, the runtime component, the stability after a new release is something that can be improved."
"In terms of improvements, maybe on the API monetization side, having users able to create separate consumption plans and throttle all those consumption plans towards the run time could be better."
"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."
"I do see a lack of capabilities inside of the monetization area for them. They have a cloud infrastructure that is pay per use type of a thing. If you already use 1,000 transactions per se, then you can be charged and billed. I see room for improvement there for their side on that particular capability of the monetization."
"This is not a cheap solution but, compared to other products such as those offered by IBM, the pricing is similar."
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.
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With cybercrime costs surging to $2 trillion by 2019, look for the most impermeable API gateway you can find. You’ll need basic security features, like authentication, authorization, digital encryption and digital signatures. You’ll get that with Software AG’s end-to-end API management solution—and another lock on top.
Our webMethods API Gateway uses reverse invoke, or inside-out, service invocations. This protective technique reduces the need to open holes in your firewall. It’s one more way we help you lock down your APIs—and protect your business from malicious attacks.
Layer7 API Management is ranked 7th in API Management with 8 reviews while webMethods API Gateway is ranked 13th in API Management with 3 reviews. Layer7 API Management is rated 8.4, while webMethods API Gateway is rated 8.0. 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 webMethods API Gateway writes "We developed several services in the cloud using a sandbox environment for our last hackathon". Layer7 API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management and Kong Enterprise, whereas webMethods API Gateway is most compared with webMethods.io Integration, webMethods Microgateway and SwaggerHub. See our Layer7 API Management vs. webMethods API Gateway report.
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