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Layer7 API Management Pros

Ewan Sadie - PeerSpot reviewer
API Technical Lead at Sanlam
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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BC
IT / Enterprise Architect, IT Consultant at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
It impresses me as a product because it never goes down. It always does what it is supposed to do.
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Arpit Agarwal - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise API Architect at Al-Futtaim Group
The solution fills our two most important concerns in seeking an API solution by providing a reliable gateway and security options.
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Layer7 API Management
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about Layer7 API Management. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
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PC
Assistant Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
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
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YH
Software Developer III at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of Layer7 API Management is that their policy is really easy to develop and it is flexible.
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Alfredo Silva - PeerSpot reviewer
ALiBS Solutions at ALiBS Solutions
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.
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SM
CEO and Co-Founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
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ANDRE MONTEIRO - PeerSpot reviewer
Business development manager at Sec4you
The mobile access gateway (MAG) is tremendous.
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SW
Automation Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
It is helpful to have a central API that is hosted and managed.
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ANDRE MONTEIRO - PeerSpot reviewer
Business development manager at Sec4you
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.
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Layer7 API Management Cons

Ewan Sadie - PeerSpot reviewer
API Technical Lead at Sanlam
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.
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BC
IT / Enterprise Architect, IT Consultant at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
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.
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Arpit Agarwal - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise API Architect at Al-Futtaim Group
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.
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Buyer's Guide
Layer7 API Management
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about Layer7 API Management. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
620,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.
PC
Assistant Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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YH
Software Developer III at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The UI design could be improved in the next release.
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Alfredo Silva - PeerSpot reviewer
ALiBS Solutions at ALiBS Solutions
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.
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SM
CEO and Co-Founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
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ANDRE MONTEIRO - PeerSpot reviewer
Business development manager at Sec4you
They need a multifactor authentication solution for the API layer and the other layers, as well.
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SW
Automation Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
If they had different levels of support available then it would be easier to justify the costs.
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ANDRE MONTEIRO - PeerSpot reviewer
Business development manager at Sec4you
I would like for the new release to allow us to speed up code generation. The integration with CICD could also be more seamless.
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Buyer's Guide
Layer7 API Management
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about Layer7 API Management. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
620,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.