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Pros
"The ease of setting up a new solution is the most valuable feature. It's very easy to set up a new solution and to deploy it to production.""The package as a whole is useful for our customers.""Ease of integration into the entire Microsoft environment.""The most valuable feature is the developer portal, which has source code examples in various programming languages to help developers learn the API.""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.""Allows the possibility of VPN technology to connect your gateway directly with on-prem services""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.""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."

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"The ESB, the enterprise service bus is what we primarily use. In addition to that, the API management. These are the two tools which we have been using extensively. The enterprise platform.""The most valuable feature is the ability to investigate APIs.""Whenever there was an issue, the support was excellent.""The most valuable features are API development and API management.""One of the more valuable features is the stability of the platform.""The documentation is great; it is always up to date and well-presented.""The most important features are the API management and API development.""The developer portal is easy to integrate. It is easy to use, easy to integrate, and I like the developer portal."

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"The developer console for external users could be improved, especially in the testing site.""I would like to see better scalability and better performance.""Multi-tenant functionalities is missing from the system, especially when it comes to the developer code of features.""This solution is only available as a cloud-based deployment and it would be very helpful to have an on-premises version.""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.""Could use clearer configuration when it comes to API policies.""The user interface needs improvement.""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."

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"Rather than focusing on numbers, they should focus more on the customer support service.""Better documentation to help explain each of the features would be really helpful.""The pricing is quite expensive. It should be adjusted to make it more affordable for users.""The most important thing that should be improved is that it is too heavy.""Not many stand-out features.""The initial setup is very complex.""The API gateway and API runtime are too heavy, which means that it is not suitable for microservices.""I would like to see more automation. Operations are done manually. It should also automate in the operation."

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"It's being paid monthly."

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"I'm unsure about licensing costs because I'm not the person who handles this. But, ballpark, it's probably somewhere around $300,000-$400,000 or something like that.""The licensing fees are approximately $80,000 USD per year and there are costs for additional functionality, as well as premiums for connectors to systems such as Oracle and SAP."

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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.
Top Answer: I think the main difference is that WSO2 is open source and you can free download to use it in your on premises platform. But if you are willing to pay for a fully developed product, Mulesoft will… more »
Top Answer: The most important features are the API management and API development.
Top Answer: The licensing fees are approximately $80,000 USD per year and there are costs for additional functionality, as well as premiums for connectors to systems such as Oracle and SAP. You're not obligated… more »
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Overview
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.

API Manager is a component of Anypoint Platform for designing, building, managing, and publishing APIs. Anypoint Platform uses Mule as its core runtime engine. You can use API Manager on a public cloud, such as CloudHub, a private cloud, or a hybrid. A hybrid deployment is an API deployed on a private server but having metadata processed in the public cloud.

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Sample Customers
adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH, OpensistemasCoca-Cola, Splunk, Citrix, UCSF, Vertu, State of Colorado, National Post, TiVo, Deakin, LLS, Oldcastle Precast, ParcelPoint, Justice Systems, Ube, Sumitomo Corporation, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Groupe Initiatives, Camelot, Panviva
Top Industries
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University14%
Comms Service Provider14%
Translation And Localization Position14%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company6%
Insurance Company6%
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Computer Software Company30%
Manufacturing Company20%
Financial Services Firm20%
Insurance Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
Insurance Company6%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise73%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure API Management vs. Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,718 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Microsoft Azure API Management is ranked 3rd in API Management with 15 reviews while Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is ranked 6th in API Management with 8 reviews. Microsoft Azure API Management is rated 7.8, while Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure API Management writes "Easy to use API management with a platform that allows customers to register themselves". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager writes "Good API management and an excellent enterprise platform". Microsoft Azure API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Kong Enterprise, IBM API Connect and WSO2 API Manager, whereas Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, IBM API Connect, Kong Enterprise and Layer7 API Management. See our Microsoft Azure API Management vs. Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager report.

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