Layer 7’s technology is designed from the ground up with enterprises in mind. The Layer 7 API Management Suite is built to address each of the critical stakeholders in an API publishing initiative – from API project managers and business analysts, to IT operations, to security architects and enterprise architects focused on how best to share information.
Battle tested in the most demanding environments across the public sector, telecom, media, travel, retail, finance and payment sectors the API Management Suite aims to avoid compromise in any of the core components: the API Gateway, identity solution, service manager and developer portal.
Layer 7’s API Management products differ from Apigee in terms of flexibility, security, performance and breadth. For API publishers, the same Layer 7 API platform can be used to manage partner, developer, mobile and cloud access to APIs from a single integrated console. Best of all, every Layer 7 API component is fully deployable on-premise or in the cloud – unlike Apigee, which delivers different components exclusively in specific form factors.
The best comparison is always through a real evaluation and Layer 7 encourages potential customers to take its products for a test drive, either on premise or in the cloud. For existing Apigee customers, Layer 7 also offers a replacement program aimed at providing a low-cost migration option. Contact us for details.
Key differentiators between the Layer 7 API Management Suite and the Apigee API platform include:
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