We performed a comparison between Axway AMPLIFY API Management and Layer7 API Management based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two API Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The most valuable features are security enforcement and throttling."
"We like the portal for documentation a lot."
"This platform can be highly scalable."
"There's drag and drop functionality so that you do not need to have a senior expert developer to make use of the tool. You can get more of your staff trained up to be able to use it as it's not overly technical."
"Simple to use and easy to develop APIs."
"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."
"There are many security policies within this solution that help to prevent attacks. We are also able to implement TLS to allow us to look at the application from the backend. There are workflows inside of the gate that help us a lot to implement customers and improve user experience. Our customers are also able to move from a customized creative view to taking advantage of AI bot solutions."
"The mobile access gateway (MAG) is tremendous."
"The most important features of Layer7 API Management are the basic security functionality and validation checks."
"The most valuable features of Layer7 API Management are integration, ease of use, building APIs easily, and portal straightforward."
"It is helpful to have a central API that is hosted and managed."
"API Management makes dealing with APIs easier. It'll help you to move ahead on your API application journey. The solution allows developers to create more advanced security policies"
"In terms of customer service, the company needs to be easier to contact, and the support team needs to understand the situation and the product itself better."
"The API Mocking tools need to be improved."
"The portal still has room for improvement."
"The installation process is a bit complex and it could be a lot simpler."
"feel like Apigee's API product is more interactive. You can drag and drop with those, but it's a little more difficult in Layer7. It's less user-friendly compared to that Apigee product."
"If they had different levels of support available then it would be easier to justify the costs."
"I would like for the new release to allow us to speed up code generation. The integration with CICD could also be more seamless."
"They need a multifactor authentication solution for the API layer and the other layers, as well."
"The Policy Manager tool that is used to manage the solution is very heavy to use because it is based in Java. Sometimes it takes a long time to load. There could be some improvements to it. If they could make Policy Manager on a web page that would be a good alternative."
"The overall cost of Layer7 API Management is high, they can improve it by making it less expensive."
"The development portal could be improved."
"The UI design could be improved in the next release."
Axway API Management Plus combines API lifecycle management, secure integration services, monitoring and analytics to help you innovate faster and heighten ecosystem engagement. It is part of the Axway AMPLIFY data integration and engagement platform, which also includes unified app development for mobile to provide a complete solution for rapid change and innovation.
Layer7 API Management is an API management suite that provides industry-leading API products. The solution consists of an API Gateway, an API Developer Portal, and a Live API Creator. Layer7 API Management enables organizations to test and monitor in real time in both development and production environments. It can be implemented as a
SaaS, on-premises, or hybrid solution.
Some of the solution’s main capabilities include API strategy and design, API and microservice creation, testing and publishing, microservice orchestration, and mobile & IoT development.
Layer7 API Management Features
Layer7 API Management has many valuable key features:
Layer7 API Management Benefits
Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Layer7 API Management users.
Ewan S., API Technical Lead at Sanlam, says, “The Gateway is extremely flexible, which was one of the big plus sides. The capability to extend the Gateway functionality into reusable components is a big plus for us. 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."
An IT / Enterprise Architect, IT Consultant at a consultancy mentions that the most valuable aspect of the solution is “The ability to control the web services. Actually what it is being mostly used for is to control the access. Most of the access is being controlled through IP filtering, IP whitelist. In addition to that, we are moving slowly towards using more client certificates. It impresses me as a product because it never goes down. It always does what it is supposed to do.”
PeerSpot user Arpit A., Enterprise API Architect at Al-Futtaim Group, comments, "The solution fills our two most important concerns in seeking an API solution by providing a reliable gateway and security options." He goes on to add, “Layer7 is the most important step in our Application Modernization strategy. We envision to create an Open Architecture which allows us to adapt to ever-changing market needs. It is a key enabler in decoupling the core applications from the digital channels thereby giving us the flexibility to build the plug n play architectural landscape.”
An Assistant Consultant at a computer software company explains, “The solution allows developers to create more advanced security policies.”
Axway AMPLIFY API Management is ranked 12th in API Management with 4 reviews while Layer7 API Management is ranked 8th in API Management with 13 reviews. Axway AMPLIFY API Management is rated 7.8, while Layer7 API Management is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Axway AMPLIFY API Management writes "Good documentation, strong security functionality and offers great flexibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Layer7 API Management writes "We created Enterprise API Management Layer for our legacy systems using this solution". Axway AMPLIFY API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Kong Enterprise and WSO2 API Manager, whereas Layer7 API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Kong Enterprise and webMethods.io Integration. See our Axway AMPLIFY API Management vs. Layer7 API Management report.
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