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"We weren't comfortable with the pricing of licensing. It was slightly more expensive than its competitors.""For what we are after, the pricing is okay. It is competitive.""It has a reasonable pricing model by instance.""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.""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."

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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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CA API Management, CA Live API Creator, Espresso Logic, CA API GatewaywebMethods API Management, webMethods API Cloud
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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.


If you’re joining the API economy, you need an API management platform that brings it all together for you. API management powered by webMethods is a complete and end-to-end platform, covering design, development, deployment, security, publishing and monitoring of your APIs and services. Use it to unlock the business value of unique data and services, and take advantage of mobile first, open API, hybrid integration, Internet of Things (IoT) and service governance initiatives. Reach new customers and partners, find new sources of revenue and leverage your development community. Now available in the cloud!

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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.Clal
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm25%
Insurance Company10%
Comms Service Provider8%
Computer Software Company32%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company8%
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider9%
Media Company8%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
Small Business1%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise83%
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Layer7 API Management is ranked 5th in API Management with 12 reviews while API is ranked 21st in API Management. Layer7 API Management is rated 8.0, while API is rated 0.0. 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, Layer7 API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management and Tyk, whereas API is most compared with Apigee, CentraSite, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway and Microsoft Azure API Management.

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