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IBM API Connect Valuable Features

VV
Consulting architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

API Connect's most valuable feature is its ability to act as a gateway. It's very easy to configure security and everything else in it. You don't have to kill yourself implementing custom configurations. Sometimes the customer wants to incorporate their identity provider, and API Connect handles that without any problems. 

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KH
Manager Integration Platform Engineering at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

The older versions of the solution were fairly straightforward to install.

The solution offers a pretty good SLA.

We deal a lot with technical support and typically they do help. We need them as we often can't find the documentation that would help us circumvent their services.

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CEO at Lopworks Limited

The developer can connect to the back-end services and exclude APIs through API Connect. It is very robust, e.g., I can exclude web services. We can paste the code into the UI interface.

Pre-built connectors are good if you need more security, though it depends on the extent to which you use them, as they are not necessary to use.

The solution is very simple and straightforward.

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SM
Integration Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

One of the most valuable features is that we can seamlessly and harmoniously expose our capabilities, from a security point of view. 

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AR
Lead Architect at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

Reusability is the biggest most valuable feature for us. The security is also a major feature in some ways because if it's in API Connect, the gateway, you're in and out, it's well organized, rather than having some internal solution where somebody has to manage the in and out. In API Connect, the certificates and all those things are managed pretty well. From a security perspective, it makes things easier. 

From an API perspective, it is pretty strong. Again, it all depends on how other teams are implementing like certificates. If you register you eventually have to request certificates which API registers, so it is secure. From that perspective, I think API Connect has a pretty decent product.

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Middleware Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The exception and error management have been the most valuable feature.  

We take steps for how many transactions we can create. It has a dashboard that allows us to see where transactions are coming from, which clients use it more, etc. This makes it very endearing for us.

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Vice President at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

We really like the runtime capabilities of IBM API Connect. The creation of products and the control of the monetization and hit rate are some of the features which we've found very valuable.

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OG
Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The interface is very nice. It makes the solution easy to use and navigate.

You can install it in coordinates, in general, and you can deploy it in Amazon, in Google, in the IBM cloud, or other clouds as well. You don't have to worry about having to work on a specific cloud. It makes it very flexible. This is very important.

The product is quite robust. 

The initial setup is very easy and the deployment is very quick. 

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HG
Associate Director, Cloud Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The customer seems to really like how this particular solution works.

The solution is very stable.

The functionalities on offer are very good.

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DR
Team Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

It is a complete API solution for everything having to do with application development. It is an automated and all-in-one solution. It helps provide the API, expose the API, manage their exposure, and affect monetization. I have the operator portal, management portal, and analytics. This is the product I wanted, because I can do everything that I needed to with this one solution.  

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AA
Senior Technological Architect at Banco de Chile

The most valuable features are:

1. The centralized management: this provides a management module that can deploy and apply security policies to all APIs, including all the gateways that are deployed on-premises and on any cloud because the gateway component can run at a VMware or in a Kubernetes cluster.

2. The analytics module: this provides a variety of visualizations of the APIs, products, subscriptions, and applications that can be defined for a second, a day, a week, a month. This module is deployed beside the gateway and collect all the traffic.

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API Engineer/IBM Datapower Specialist at Tenece Professional services

I have found IBM API Connect to be highly secure, efficient, easy to deploy, and has a great GUI. It can operate and integrate well with other vendors, such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.

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DB
CTO & Application Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The suite itself is what I find valuable. It has all of the tools that are needed for the specific mission. I have the portal, I have the run time and the security.

The solution itself is valuable.

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SS
Cloud Architect at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees

API Connect is a good product, and everything works fine. All the analytics are good, and it is easy to follow up. I like it in that sense. I'm more focused on following up on analytics by seeing how many API calls we are getting and where we see a lot of problems. I was working on that API level.

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JS
IT Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

One of the most valuable features of this solution is that it protects our backend system. We are exposing services to external parties and using this solution to protect the backend system, and to have a navigation in between. 

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Doctoral Researcher at NCCU

API Connect is a very good platform for the development of APIs.

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ZA
Core Banking Business Analyst Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features are stability and security.

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EY
SOA & BP Technical Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

IBM API Connect is a good product, and their technical support is excellent.

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NM
Technology Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

This solution is very easy to use. 

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CO
Enerprise Architect and Chief Architect - Security and Cloud at a consultancy with 11-50 employees

The gateway is the most valuable aspect of this solution. 

It has a good interface, dashboards, and monitoring tools.

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DevOps Engineer at Integrity

It is easy to use and stable.

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Director of Development and Innovation - CTO at Cofares

The most valuable feature is the interface.

The capabilities are very good.

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MG
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The services that I consume through IBM API Connect are beneficial. It can handle multiple API management.

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Learn what your peers think about IBM API Connect. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
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