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Layer 7 API Management Products Overview

Industry-Leading Gateways for Partner, Developer, Mobile, Cloud & M2M Access

 

Layer 7’s industry-leading family of API Gateways offers unmatched flexibility, performance and security. Building on the foundation of its industry-leading SOA Application Gateway technology for exposing, securing and managing any backend application, infrastructure or network system as an API, Layer 7 has added critical mobile, cloud and REST composition features. With this additional functionality, Layer 7’s API Gateways represent the best available solution for enterprises looking to open data and services to partners, developers, mobile apps, cloud services and smart devices. 

 

These API Gateways form the foundation of Layer 7’s Forrester Wave-leading API Management Suite. Unique Layer 7 API Gateway features include:

  • Integrated Web, mobile and XML firewalling 
  • Backend SOA connectivity across databases, applications, mainframes and middleware 
  • Protocol transformation from legacy to REST and JSON
  • Advanced SAML, OAuth and XACML identity and access capabilities
  • Military-grade security certifications
  • Customizable API composition and virtualization capabilities
  • Cloud, mobile and social connectivity for simplified orchestration with outside services
  • SDK and API readiness for easy extensibility
  • Built-in clustering and availability features
  • Unmatched SLA and mobile optimization functionality
 

Layer 7’s family of API Gateways includes:

 

All Layer 7 API Gateways are available in hardware, virtual appliance, software and Amazon Machine Image form factors. All allow license portability across form factors and all are upgradeable through a single license key. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact info@layer7.com.

 

Analyst Reports

The Forrester Wave: API Management Platforms, Q1 2013

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The Forrester Wave: SOA Application Gateways, Q4 2011

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Please choose a Layer 7 API Gateway product for a full list of benefits:

Please choose a Layer 7 API Gateway product for a full list of specifications:

Layer 7 API Gateways support:

  • XML
  • SOAP
  • AJAX
  • XPath
  • XSLT
  • WSDL
  • XML Schema
  • LDAP
  • SAML
  • PKCS
  • X.509 Certificates
  • FIPS 140
  • Kerberos
  • W3C XML Signature
  • W3C XML Encryption
  • SSL/TLS
  • SNMP
  • SMTP
  • POP3
  • IMAP4
  • HTTP/HTTPS
  • IPv6
  • WCF
  • PCI-DSS
  • JSON
  • JMS
  • MQ Series
  • REST
  • Tibco EMS
  • FTP
  • OAuth
  • WS-Security
  • WS-Trust
  • WS-Federation
  • WS-Addressing
  • WSSecureConversation
  • WS-MetadataExchange
  • WS-Policy
  • WS-SecurityPolicy
  • WS-PolicyAttachment
  • WS-SecureExchange
  • WSIL
  • WS-I
  • WS-I BSP
  • UDDI
  • WSRR
  • XACML
  • MTOM

 

 

    API
Proxy
XML
Firewall
SOA
Gateway
Mobile
Access
Gateway
API
Management
Lifecycle management and policy migration
Traffic
control
for SLA adherence
Customizable composition and virtualization ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Security 
FIPS 140-2 compliance
 
✓  ✓  ✓  ✓ 
Threat detection and content filtering ✓ ✓  ✓
Industry-standard access management  ✓ ✓  ✓  ✓ 
Integration with third-party IAM systems ✓  ✓   ✓  ✓
Policy
Development
& Editing
Reusable Policy Statement Branching ✓  ✓  ✓ 
Customizable policy execution branching ✓ ✓  ✓  ✓ 
Administration-based service and operation policies ✓  ✓  ✓ 
Policy lifecycle management across environments ✓ ✓  ✓  ✓ 
Enterprise-
Scale
Management
Single
real-time view of all Gateways
  ✓  ✓ ✓ 
Centralized migration
of
policies
✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
Configurable operations and SLA reports   ✓ ✓  ✓
Central configuration and policy backup ✓ ✓  ✓ ✓
Integration 
SaaS
Federation
 
✓  ✓  ✓ ✓ 
SSO with
enterprise
and cloud
services
✓ ✓ ✓ 
Connection to database management systems ✓  ✓ ✓ ✓ 

SAML
integration
 
  ✓ ✓  ✓ 
Amazon
AWS
AMI
Integration
      
SOA

Simple
orchestration

     

WS-*
support 

     

XACML
support 

     

MOM
Mediation 

     
Mobile

Android/iOS
notifications 

      
WebSocket
support
       
XMPP
support
      
OpenID
connect
      

SDK for mutual SSL and SSO