2020-08-18T04:44:00Z
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your favorite API Management tool?

With so many API management tools to choose from, it can be difficult to get a sense of which one to use. 

Which tool do you love using? What features does this tool offer that make it your first choice?

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Ronald D'Souza - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Consultant for CA Southern Africa at Hyperion Holding Pty Ltd
Real User
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2022-01-12T16:30:26Z
Jan 12, 2022

Layer 7 APIM suite is a good solution when you have to look at the drag-and-drop aspect of development.  


With more than 1000 + help functions (assertion) it helps you protect your API with built-in OWASP policies and protect the monetization aspect of your APIs. 


Every aspect of the APIM suite is available in the form of API (services) that can assist in automating the API deployment. With the new addition of Developer Portal to the suite, it does have a collaborative interface to allow an API developer and publisher to work on a complete life cycle of API.


Other contenders are Apigee and Kong.

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Arpit Agarwal - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise API Architect at Al-Futtaim Group
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2021-08-03T08:07:05Z
Aug 3, 2021

In my viewpoint, the best is APIGEE and it's closely followed by Layer7.

Tomas Sykora - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Innovative Business s
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2020-08-18T19:06:13Z
Aug 18, 2020

Integromat.com

Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Community Manager
Aug 19, 2020

Thanks @Tomas Sykora ​- would you mind sharing a bit what you like about Integromat?

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1. For authentication and authorization we can secure our API using plugins on KONG: OpenID Connect and application registration plugin. OpenID Connect can be integrated with IDP provider MS Azure AD. 2. JWT plugin provided in KONG can also be used for authorization purposes. All these are JWT-based mechanisms. 
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Hi Evgeny, It depends on what type of API we are talking about. Kong was already mentioned, but there are multiple others as well. One of the best Open Source packages for API management available right now is Gravitee.io. We are both Gravitee and Kong partners, so feel free to reach out if you have any questions.  Usually, you move authentication from your upstream APIs to an API gateway.  Additionally, you can do schema validation, so that the requests that arrive at your backend have been checked for validity. For some extra security, you can sanitize inputs or scan for known injection vectors.  You can read more about API security in our blog: The Ultimate Guide to API Security - APIIDA Hope this helps!
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