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We performed a comparison between Layer7 API Management and Oracle 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Layer7 API Management vs. Oracle API Management Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"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.""The most valuable features of Layer7 API Management are integration, ease of use, building APIs easily, and portal straightforward.""The solution fills our two most important concerns in seeking an API solution by providing a reliable gateway and security options.""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.""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.""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""Tech support is fast and responsive.""The most important features of Layer7 API Management are the basic security functionality and validation checks."

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"The security, the authentication, and the publishing qualities are great.""The initial setup isn't overly difficult."

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Cons
"The overall cost of Layer7 API Management is high, they can improve it by making it less expensive.""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 UI design could be improved in the next release.""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.""They need a multifactor authentication solution for the API layer and the other layers, as well.""The architecture of the solution does not allow for flexibility in using different components for the gateway architecture.""The setup was not as straightforward as it should have been. Support should be improved.""Some problems with response time."

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"From an administration and developer point of view, the user interface and user experience are not great.""We'd like it if they could reduce the cost without sacrificing on features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The price of Layer7 API Management is too high and should be reduced. However, it is a good solution in the market."
  • "The price of Layer7 API Management is reasonable compared to Apigee."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer:The security, the authentication, and the publishing qualities are great.
    Top Answer:Although it is working great for us at the moment, we don't enjoy its user-interface. The UI is based on old approach and needs an overhaul to modernize the UI and user interaction. Developer… more »
    Top Answer:We are using this solution in the enterprise for publishing APIs to external client systems and internal systems to receive and process requests. We are using this solution for monitoring and securing… more »
    Ranking
    8th
    out of 43 in API Management
    Views
    7,546
    Comparisons
    5,362
    Reviews
    13
    Average Words per Review
    424
    Rating
    8.5
    23rd
    out of 43 in API Management
    Views
    785
    Comparisons
    635
    Reviews
    2
    Average Words per Review
    455
    Rating
    7.5
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    Also Known As
    CA API Management, CA Live API Creator, Espresso Logic, CA API Gateway
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    Overview

    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:

    • Securely integrate and govern APIs at scale
    • Cloud, mobile, and social connectivity 
    • Self-service API publishing 
    • Searchable catalog of APIs
    • Military-grade security certifications
    • Integrated web, mobile, and XML firewalling
    • Advanced SAML, OAuth, and XACML identity and access capabilities
    • Backend SOA connectivity (across databases, applications, mainframes, and middleware)
    • Protocol transformation from legacy to REST and JSON

    Layer7 API Management Benefits

    Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Security: Layer7 API Management gives you protection against threats and OWASP vulnerabilities. In addition, it helps you control access with single sign-on and identity management, providing end-to-end security for applications, mobile, and IoT.
    • Data access: Layer7 API Management provides data integration, application logic, and a robust API, giving you access to all data you may need.
    • Mobile access: With Layer7 API Management, you can securely connect smart devices and mobile applications easily. 
    • Scalability: Layer7 API Management can dynamically scale up or down, enabling your organization to achieve high performance via throttling, prioritization, caching, and routing. 

    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.”

    Oracle API Management enable you to streamline business and IT objectives by managing the lifecycle of your APIs, outsource application enhancement by empowering developers through API adoption, and add a mobile front to your applications and capture new revenue opportunities with seamless API enablement.

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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.
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Insurance Company11%
    Retailer7%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Insurance Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise77%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Layer7 API Management vs. Oracle API Management
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Layer7 API Management vs. Oracle API Management and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    657,849 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Layer7 API Management is ranked 8th in API Management with 12 reviews while Oracle API Management is ranked 23rd in API Management with 2 reviews. Layer7 API Management is rated 8.6, while Oracle API Management is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Layer7 API Management writes "We created Enterprise API Management Layer for our legacy systems using this solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle API Management writes "Easy to use with good scalability and performance". Layer7 API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Kong Enterprise and Microsoft Azure API Management, whereas Oracle API Management is most compared with Apigee, Microsoft Azure API Management, IBM API Connect, WSO2 API Manager and Axway AMPLIFY API Management. See our Layer7 API Management vs. Oracle API Management report.

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