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"Amazon stack is easy to use in combination with other Amazon services, so it was a logical continuity.""In terms of most valuable features, it would say that it is really easy to start working with it.""Its security feature is the most valuable because it is mainly a security solution. It has easy authentication and authorization, and its integration is also useful.""It's flexible. It was valuable.""It's easy to integrate and provide support for existing AWS services if I use the AWS API gateway.""It is very helpful, with our API-based applications."

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"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.""When I have used technical support they helped me a lot. Sometimes they took a long time to respond because we had very complex issues that we asked them for help with, but I think it is a very good service.""It impresses me as a product because it never goes down. It always does what it is supposed to do.""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.""Tech support is fast and responsive.""It is helpful to have a central API that is hosted and managed.""The solution fills our two most important concerns in seeking an API solution by providing a reliable gateway and security options.""The mobile access gateway (MAG) is tremendous."

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Cons
"I am not completely satisfied with Technical Support.""The user interface, in general, can be better. The user interface for the entire Amazon cloud can be more friendly. There are some scenarios that are not really easy to manage and configure through the user interface.""Monitoring could be improved.""The user interface could be improved, as well as customer support and having a local customer representative in a country.""It would be useful to have a more complete development environment for the developer, with different integrative capabilities to manage all the life cycles for the API. I think the full version formula for that is really useful. They should improve the development environment for easier integration.""The integration could be improved."

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"The interface is Java which is difficult to make look very nice.""The UI design could be improved in the next release.""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.""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.""Some users say that the API lacks some features and is lagging behind the competition although that has not been my personal experience.""They need a multifactor authentication solution for the API layer and the other layers, as well.""Some problems with response time."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Fees are volume-based."
  • "There are no licensing fees."
  • "I am satisfied with the price."
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  • "At the time we bought the product it was a perpetual users license and there has been no need for additional licensing fees."
  • "There are some costs for maintenance that we are charged, but that seems fair because we get the support."
  • "Keep in mind the non-product licensing, e.g., if you opt not to use the embedded SQL."
  • "If you do a TCO of more than five years, then you will see a big jump in costs for some vendors."
  • "It is a pricey product, although not extremely overpriced compared to competitors in the market."
  • "It was very high at that time. We are a Broadcom CA partner, and we got it only for testing purposes. We didn't pay anything for it."
  • "This solution is a bit more expensive than competitors."
  • "There is an annual license for the use of this solution. I think we are paying for some support maintenance fees, included in that license. I don't know how it works. They should provide more information."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Amazon API Gateway is a platform that supports the creation and publication of API for web applications. The platform can support thousands of simultaneous API calls, and it provides monitoring… more »
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    I have found that Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is the best integration tool out there for API management. It is easy to implement and learn; it provides several options for deployment, (including… more »
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    If you use Azure products, API Management is a great solution. It solves many of the problems of externalizing web services. For example, when you need versioning, establish a developer portal and… more »
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    When I have used technical support they helped me a lot. Sometimes they took a long time to respond because we had very complex issues that we asked them for help with, but I think it is a very good… more »
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    Though Layer7 API Management is overall a great product, it needs improvements on the capabilities related to the engagement of API consumers.  It needs a forum like tooling which allows API… more »
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    Also Known As
    CA API Management, CA Live API Creator, Espresso Logic, CA API Gateway
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    Overview

    Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can create an API that acts as a "front door" for applications to access data, business logic, or functionality from your back-end services, such as workloads running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), code running on AWS Lambda, or any Web application.

    To compete successfully and thrive today, enterprises across every industry need to transform. This process is not just about incremental improvement, but about evolving core businesses to meet the demands of today’s connected world.

    CA API Management accelerates this digital transformation by providing the capabilities you need to bring systems together, secure these integrations, deliver better customer experiences faster and capitalize on new opportunities.

    Read more at http://www.ca.com/api

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    Sample Customers
    Autodesk, Fox Digital Consumer Group, iFlix, UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), Miovision, Olympusat, PhotoVogue, Royale International Group, Veracode
    Alaska Airlines, The Advisory Board Company, Amerigroup, IceMobile, R+V Versicherung, U.S. Army - plus hundreds of other customers in the banking, energy, finance, healthcare, government, manufacturing, transportation and retail sectors.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Media Company8%
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    Financial Services Firm28%
    Insurance Company9%
    Retailer7%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Insurance Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business33%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business3%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise81%
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    Amazon API Gateway is ranked 9th in API Management with 6 reviews while Layer7 API Management is ranked 6th in API Management with 10 reviews. Amazon API Gateway is rated 8.0, while Layer7 API Management is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Amazon API Gateway writes "Secure, easy to use, includes WAF rules, has responsive technical support, and provides excellent documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Layer7 API Management writes "Serves to standardise routing messaging services into a single API view with multiple channels". Amazon API Gateway is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, WSO2 API Manager and IBM API Connect, whereas Layer7 API Management is most compared with Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management, Kong Enterprise and IBM API Connect. See our Amazon API Gateway vs. Layer7 API Management report.

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