How to Choose the Right API Management Solution


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Deploy a system that will empower you to expose APIs in a secure, manageable way

Choosing the right API Management solution can make implementing a successful API strategy much easier and help to ensure your APIs are exposed in a secure, manageable way. Join this Layer 7 webinar to learn the key criteria for selecting an API Management solution and to get a solid understanding of the factors that will impact the success of your API strategy. Everyone who registers for the webinar will receive a complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave: API Management Platforms, Q1 2013.

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How to Choose the Right API Management Solution

  1. 1. How to Choose the Right API Mgmt SolutionJaime Ryan Dana CranePartner Solutions Architect Product Marketing
  2. 2. Webinar HousekeepingQuestions-Chat any questions you have and we’ll answer them at theend of this webinarTwitter- Today’s event hashtag: #L7webinarFollow us on Twitter:- @layer7 Layer 7 Confidential Layer 7 Confidential 2
  3. 3. Today’s Business Drivers New Revenue Reaching Opportunities Customers Everywhere Enabling Accelerating Employee Innovation Mobility Layer 7 Confidential 3
  4. 4. Enterprises are being Forced to Open Up Outside Partners / Divisions Cloud Services Mobile Apps External Developers Internet of Things Layer 7 Confidential 4
  5. 5. Traditional Enterprise Approach Partner Access Developer Access Mobile Access Mobile Acce Cloud Access Partner Projects IT Initiatives Mobile Pilot Cloud Integration Layer 7 Confidential 5
  6. 6. API Management Approach Partner Access Developer Access Mobile Access Mobile Acce Cloud Access API Management Identity Solution Operational Management Management • Extensibility • Manageability Developer Interface Management Management • Scalability • Security Layer 7 Confidential 6
  7. 7. Identity Management and Access Control OAuth 1.x OAuth 2.0 OpenID Connect Social Login Authentication Entitlements API Keys Token Service Layer 7 Confidential 7
  8. 8. Flexibility & Extensibility Any-to-any identity translation features for simplified access management Highly extensible solutions allowing for customization without coding Java SDK for dynamic new feature additions Plug in frameworks to add new transports and identity providers Broad product APIs for deep integration with enterprise management and BI products Layer 7 Confidential 8
  9. 9. Amerigroup Layer 7 Confidential 9
  10. 10. Developer and Partner Management Layer 7 Confidential 10
  11. 11. Developer and Partner Management Developer Enrollment API Docs Analytics Rankings 72% 28% Forums API Explorer Quotas Task Tracking Layer 7 Confidential 11
  12. 12. Performance & Scalability  Software based acceleration  Clustered architecture allows linear scalability across Layer 7 Gateways  Automatic failover for redundancy  Application level traffic throttling and prioritization for XML and JSON messaging Layer 7 Confidential 12
  13. 13. Alaska Air Cargo Tracking iPhone App Layer 7 Confidential 13
  14. 14. Interface Management Transformation Routing Traffic Control Composition Throttling Prioritization Caching Security Layer 7 Confidential 14
  15. 15. Security  Common Criteria  FIPS Compliance  Onboard PKI & STS  HSM support  XACML Support  WS-* compliance  PCI-DSS Certification  US Military STIG certified Layer 7 Confidential 15
  16. 16. Leading Global Publisher Layer 7 Confidential 16
  17. 17. Operations Management Health Tracking Performance Global Staging Config Migration Workflow Patch Management Policy Migration Reporting Layer 7 Confidential 17
  18. 18. Manageability Advanced RBAC controls Handle migrations across dev, test, production, DR Global management that can span datacenters and cloud Integrate with reporting, BI, analytics tools inside enterprise Layer 7 Confidential 18
  19. 19. US Army Accessions Command Layer 7 Confidential 19
  20. 20. Deploy-ability Appliance Virtual Software Cloud SaaS Layer 7 Confidential 20
  21. 21. Non-technical Things to Look ForSupport Professional Services Design HelpFast Engineering Turn Around API Promotion Domain Expertise Layer 7 Confidential 21
  22. 22. The Layer 7 Approach Partner Access Developer Access Mobile Access Mobile Acce Cloud Access API Management Identity Operational Management Management  Security  Manageability Developer Interface Management Management  Scalability  Extensibility Layer 7 Confidential 22
  23. 23. Layer 7 Leadership Recognition The Forrester Wave: Forrester Wave: SOA & API Application Gateways, Q4, 2011 API Management Platforms, Q1, 2013 Risky Strong Bets Contenders Performers Leaders Strong Intel Vordel Forum Systems IBM Progress Software Current Software AG Offering Bee Ware Tibco Software Market Presence Weak Weak Strategy Strong “Layer 7 has strong features and has a “Layer 7 SecureSpan is strong across the board.” commanding market presence.” Layer 7 Confidential 23
  24. 24. Questions? Jaime Ryan Dana Crane Partner Solutions Architect Product Marketing Manager Layer 7 Confidential 24
  25. 25. Upcoming EventsTech Talk TuesdayApril 30th – 9am PSTAPI Management Use Cases from Across Different Industries Layer 7 Confidential 25