Layer7 API Management Pros and Cons

Layer7 API Management Pros

Ewan Sadie
API Technical Lead at Sanlam
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.
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BC
reviewer1331391
IT / Enterprise Architect, IT Consultant at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
It impresses me as a product because it never goes down. It always does what it is supposed to do.
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AA
Arpit Agarwal
Enterprise API Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The solution fills our two most important concerns in seeking an API solution by providing a reliable gateway and security options.
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Tanmoy Bandyopadhyay
Technology Analyst at Infosys Technologies Ltd
This improved our organization, because it gives the management data to discuss for the next course of action and it suggests what to work on, as the next thing.
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SM
reviewer1334967
CEO and Co-Founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We loved the portal part the most, which had monetization and showed how people were using the stuff. It is a good product as a whole and has a lot of microservices and granular features.
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ANDRE MONTEIRO
Account Director – SEC4YOU Cybersecurity (previously Presales Engineer) at Sec4you
The mobile access gateway (MAG) is tremendous.
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SW
reviewer1441035
Automation Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
It is helpful to have a central API that is hosted and managed.
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Layer7 API Management Cons

Ewan Sadie
API Technical Lead at Sanlam
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 components and make it more flexible. Those changes are just not getting to the UI side quick enough.
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BC
reviewer1331391
IT / Enterprise Architect, IT Consultant at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Some users say that the API lacks some features and is lagging behind the competition although that has not been my personal experience.
The interface is Java which is difficult to make look very nice.
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AA
Arpit Agarwal
Enterprise API Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The setup was not as straightforward as it should have been. Support should be improved.
The architecture of the solution does not allow for flexibility in using different components for the gateway architecture.
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Tanmoy Bandyopadhyay
Technology Analyst at Infosys Technologies Ltd
From the last version, they have added more dashboard support, but there is still a lot they need to improve. In terms of monitoring, it's almost all covered. The interface can be improved, though.
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SM
reviewer1334967
CEO and Co-Founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The delivery is bulky in terms of implementation. Its price could also be better. It is a very good product as compared to CA API, Google API, and WSO2 API, but its price is high. From the cloud-native perspective, some new features need to be added. It could also be made simpler to implement.
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ANDRE MONTEIRO
Account Director – SEC4YOU Cybersecurity (previously Presales Engineer) at Sec4you
They need a multifactor authentication solution for the API layer and the other layers, as well.
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SW
reviewer1441035
Automation Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
If they had different levels of support available then it would be easier to justify the costs.
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Learn what your peers think about Layer7 API Management. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
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