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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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"This is a flexible and versatile API management solution that has the power to integrate with more than just API.""The most interesting feature is its Mac-based function.""It's very scalable, which is one of the best features.""The solution is open-source.""API management lifecycle is the most valuable.""The main feature — the publication of the API, the management section — is great in general."

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Cons
"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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"The interface needs to be modernized and made more user friendly so the product continues to have a growing community of users.""API Manager is not easy to scale because some of its components lack scalability. It's a difficult point. Especially because companies are so cloud-based these days, microservice scalability is a major thing.""Integration is an area that needs to be improved.""The stability is pretty good, but it could be improved.""I would like it to be a more convenient development platform with the ability to write orchestrations and so on. Our problem with this product is that in my country, we are the only enterprise that has been using this product. We're missing a lot of knowledge from colleagues to consult with, and we also aren't able to recruit people with relevant skills. It is a big problem. The small team that is maintaining this product is the only team that can actually relate to any technical issue. The support that we're getting from the company is not great. There is also a cultural gap there because they're from Sri Lanka, and it is not easy. They're putting in a lot of effort, but they are not meeting our expectations.""I think they could greatly improve the general UX with their solutions."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's being paid monthly."

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"We use the open-source version — the free version."

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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 »
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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.

WSO2 API Manager is an open source approach that addresses full API lifecycle management, monetization, and policy enforcement. It allows extensibility and customization, and ensures freedom from lock-in.

WSO2 API Manager is a unique open approach to full lifecycle API development, integration and management. As part of the larger WSO2 Integration Agile Platform, it is a central component used to deploy and manage API-driven ecosystems. It’s hybrid integration capabilities further simplify projects that span traditional as well as microservice environments. And unlike other API and lifecycle management products, it is fully open-source allowing for extensibility and customization.

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Sample Customers
adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH, OpensistemasStubHub, Dialog
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%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider24%
Media Company8%
Government6%
Company Size
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise71%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure API Management vs. WSO2 API Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,439 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Microsoft Azure API Management is ranked 3rd in API Management with 15 reviews while WSO2 API Manager is ranked 8th in API Management with 7 reviews. Microsoft Azure API Management is rated 7.8, while WSO2 API Manager is rated 7.8. 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 WSO2 API Manager writes "Good integrations abilities with well-detailed logs". Microsoft Azure API Management is most compared with Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, Kong Enterprise and Layer7 API Management, whereas WSO2 API Manager is most compared with Kong Enterprise, Apigee, 3scale API Management, Amazon API Gateway and Tyk. See our Microsoft Azure API Management vs. WSO2 API Manager report.

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