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Layer7 API Management Valuable Features

Ewan Sadie - PeerSpot reviewer
API Technical Lead at Sanlam

The Gateway is extremely flexible, which was one of the big plus sides.

We had to do a lot of custom integrations which the Gateway made quite easy. E.g. we have shortcomings in our existing legacy product stack so we leveraged the CA Gateway to handle these. (This is not necessarily just a technology limitation but a licensing limitation as well.) The Gateway is capable of integrating into the legacy IBM space. This was one of the reasons the product was chosen.

The capability to extend the Gateway functionality into reusable components is a big plus for us.
As we start integrating more platforms we face small behavioural differences between different technologies. The gateway lets you change very low level features to to change or add to the base functionality. As an example in one of our legacy systems we proxy the other system token endpoint. That way we could control the behaviour of the token endpoints and let different systems that interpret the RFC slightly differently, behave the same.

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. This is not a product feature, but having local support was one of our deciding criteria for choosing the product.

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BC
IT / Enterprise Architect, IT Consultant at a consultancy with 11-50 employees

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.  

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Arpit Agarwal - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise API Architect at Al-Futtaim Group

Because we have only used the gateway part of the Layer7 solution, we have not explored a lot of the potential and capabilities in detail. It would be premature to go into details about what we may use or discover will be useful in the future. We still have to go into production. Feedback in terms of usability or the broader scope of features is not possible. The product has more capabilities that we were looking for in an API gateway in terms of security as well. We plan to incorporate all its advantages.  

The gateway and security features were the two most important requirements for us and the product has definitely met our expectations. That is currently most valuable to us.  

Upcoming features that we will soon incorporate will be Developer Portal, Live API Creator and Blazemeter.

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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

There are many beneficial features in this solution that protect against attacks, such as SQL, injection, and the internet.

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JV
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The best part about it is that it doesn't stop if something is missing during the installation. It looks for it on its own. I don't have to be there to do it physically.

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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.  It reduces costs and customers, suppliers, and vendors receive a uniform interface.

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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 MTLS to allow us to lock a channel from the application from the backend. There are authentication flows inside of the gateway that help us a lot to implement customers improved user experience. 

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

The most valuable feature is the basic authentication.

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Buyer's Guide
Layer7 API Management
May 2022
Learn what your peers think about Layer7 API Management. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2022.
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