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"It is helpful to have a central API that is hosted and managed.""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.""The most valuable feature of Layer7 API Management is that their policy is really easy to develop and it is flexible.""It impresses me as a product because it never goes down. It always does what it is supposed to do.""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.""Tech support is fast and responsive.""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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"It is possible to connect a service to a mainframe program or back transaction in a matter of minutes or hours at the most.""The biggest advantage of OpenLegacy was how simple the technology was. We were able to build out the OpenLegacy parts very quickly. We put together a couple hundred APIs in six months."

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Cons
"The UI design could be improved in the next release.""Some problems with response time.""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.""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 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.""The interface is Java which is difficult to make look very nice.""They need a multifactor authentication solution for the API layer and the other layers, as well."

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"The pricing of the solution could be more flexible and allow for once-off payment versus annual licensing. This would be more appealing to companies in Latin America.""I'd like to see OpenLegacy develop its low-code/no-code (LCNC) solutions. They've expanded somewhat their horizons for integration beyond mainframe CICS, which is their sweet spot. They have some tooling in that area, but it's not as good as it needs to be."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The pricing of the solution could be more flexible and allow for once-off payment versus annual licensing. This would be more appealing to companies in Latin America."
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    Questions from the Community
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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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    The biggest advantage of OpenLegacy was how simple the technology was. We were able to build out the OpenLegacy parts very quickly. We put together a couple hundred APIs in six months.
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    I'd like to see OpenLegacy develop its low-code/no-code (LCNC) solutions. They've expanded somewhat their horizons for integration beyond mainframe CICS, which is their sweet spot. They have some… more »
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    We're using OpenLegacy to monetize our mainframe assets. I've been doing this for 40-plus years. I was working in diagnostics since CICS and Mainframer. Then I moved to distribution back in the… 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

    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

    OpenLegacy helps organizations quickly launch innovative digital services by extending their core back-end systems to the web, mobile and cloud in days or weeks versus months. Our microservice-enabled API integration and management software quickly reduces project backlog by automating and accelerating microservices and API creation, deployment, testing and management from core applications, mainframes and databases. Together, business and IT teams can quickly, easily and securely meet consumer, partner or employee demands for digital services without modernizing or replacing core systems, and without special programming skills or invasive changes to existing systems and architectures. OpenLegacy is designed for ongoing management of microservices APIs and is based on open standards, so our software plays nice with your current technology stack and supports agile, DevOps and continuous development. Learn why leading companies choose OpenLegacy at www.openlegacy.com.

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    Sample Customers
    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.
    Many of openLegacy's global customers are among the Global 100 companies. Review case studies in these industries: Agriculture, Airport Authority, Automotive, Auto, Finance, Insurance, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Retailwww.openlegacy.com/case-studie...
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    Financial Services Firm28%
    Insurance Company9%
    Retailer7%
    Comms Service Provider7%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Insurance Company8%
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    Computer Software Company33%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Small Business3%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise82%
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    Layer7 API Management is ranked 6th in API Management with 10 reviews while OpenLegacy is ranked 16th in API Management with 2 reviews. Layer7 API Management is rated 8.6, while OpenLegacy is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Layer7 API Management writes "Serves to standardise routing messaging services into a single API view with multiple channels". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenLegacy writes "The biggest advantage is how simple the technology was". Layer7 API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management and Kong Enterprise, whereas OpenLegacy is most compared with IBM API Connect, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Apigee and Axway AMPLIFY API Management. See our Layer7 API Management vs. OpenLegacy report.

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