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Pros
"The feature I find most valuable is that this solution allows us to manage our security.""It is a good product for API management.""The most valuable feature is the load balancing with the circuit-breaker function."

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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
"I would like to see some additional features like having some extensions for .NET core because we use it for our back-end language.""It is a young product and does not have the kind of brand recognition that would make it a more popular solution with our clients.""Sometimes when new features are released, they are not immediately stable."

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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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"The price is low compared to other products of a similar type.""There are different versions and plans available depending on the requirements, so there is flexibility in terms of the pricing."

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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."

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the load balancing with the circuit-breaker function.
Top Answer: There are different versions and plans available depending on the requirements, so there is flexibility in terms of the pricing. Compared to other products, this is a cheaper solution.
Top Answer: Sometimes when new features are released, they are not immediately stable. It can take a few months for them to catch up completely.
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
Tyk is an open source API Gateway that is fast and scalable, an API management platform featuring an API gateway, analytics, developer portal and dashboard. Available in three flavours to best suit your architecture and governance. We offer full cloud or on-premises options, and the best of both worlds with our unique hybrid model. www.tyk.io

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
Trip Advisor, Juniper Networks, AT&TStubHub, Dialog
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider26%
Media Company10%
Financial Services Firm10%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider25%
Media Company7%
Government6%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about Tyk vs. WSO2 API Manager and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Tyk is ranked 15th in API Management with 3 reviews while WSO2 API Manager is ranked 8th in API Management with 9 reviews. Tyk is rated 8.0, while WSO2 API Manager is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Tyk writes "An inexpensive integration solution that needs more time to develop as a mature product with better brand recognition ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WSO2 API Manager writes "Good integrations abilities with well-detailed logs". Tyk is most compared with Kong Enterprise, Amazon API Gateway, Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and IBM API Connect, whereas WSO2 API Manager is most compared with Kong Enterprise, Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management and Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager. See our Tyk vs. WSO2 API Manager report.

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