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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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"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.""There are a lot of tools to help the manager. WSO2 is very easy to install. It has all the principal functionalities that you think about when you want to put up the management solution. It's a very friendly tool.""One of the great things about WSO2 API Manager is that it is so easy to adopt. And because it's an open source solution, we're able to extend the implementation any time to suit our company needs better."

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Cons
"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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"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.""I would like it to be a more stable solution. Maybe in the last version that is approved. For me it would be good if they had a community established version.""From a product perspective, the first thing is that although the documentation provided by WSO2 is good, it could be much better. We're in the middle of a complex migration, moving away from VMs to Kubernetes with the latest version of WSO2 and good documentation is essential to us right now."

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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.""The pricing is very expensive, although you get a lot of power from the product."

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"We use the open-source version — the free version.""We have not opted for the paid version of WSO2 but we have implemented the free and open source WSO2 software to a great extent and it is working as per our expectation.""There is a subscription-based pricing structure and also the open-sourced version available.""It's not expensive, but it could be cheaper."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Offers good integration and flexibility.
Top Answer: The solution is not open source and the market is now open with a lot of options customers can test to explore and investigate. I think the code is something we need to explore. I think licensing… more »
Top Answer: Helped us to quickly publish our Microservice APIs and enforcing different policies against them, it comes up with features like Security, Throttling policy and it provides complete access to… more »
Top Answer: Providing easy configuration for email and SMS notifications, layout and customization of admin and developer landing pages.
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Overview

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.

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
Coca-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
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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company27%
Financial Services Firm27%
Manufacturing Company18%
Insurance Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider28%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government6%
Company Size
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise58%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise54%
Find out what your peers are saying about Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager vs. WSO2 API Manager and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is ranked 3rd in API Management with 11 reviews while WSO2 API Manager is ranked 6th in API Management with 12 reviews. Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is rated 8.2, while WSO2 API Manager is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager writes "Good API management and an excellent enterprise platform". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WSO2 API Manager writes "Good integrations abilities with well-detailed logs". Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Amazon API Gateway, Apigee, Kong Enterprise and 3scale API Management, whereas WSO2 API Manager is most compared with Kong Enterprise, Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management and 3scale API Management. See our Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager vs. WSO2 API Manager report.

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