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Build Your API Connected World

APIs are fueling the creation of new apps, customer-centric development and the delivery of new business models that capitalize on the Internet of Things (IoT), hybrid integration—and mobile first. As APIs mature, adoption strategies have hit the radar of senior leaders for their obvious benefits of collaboration and innovation.

Consumption by internal and external stakeholders requires you to ensure the stability, reliability and quality of your APIs. Seize control of your APIs from end-to-end with API management that accelerates your API programs and enables you to build your API ecosystem—helping you more quickly achieve the mission. From creating and publishing to the web, to usage, access, governance and feedback collection, API management allows you to manage and monitor the full life cycle of the APIs that are now proving essential to the future of your Digital Business.

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API CATALOG

See What’s Happening Across Your Entire API Landscape

If your mission is to build the best APIs, you need full view of your API landscape. You need to know what assets are available for reuse and also how changes could impact current services.

Get proactive about API management with our API catalog solution. Only our solution gives you a panoramic “10,000-foot view” of 50 different asset types and lets you “zoom in” to see complex asset dependencies. That way, you can make changes without breaking services.

Simply find, click and build. Explore thousands of reusable assets. Understand how APIs are created, deployed and used. Share alerts when changes are made. Enforce policies that govern API development, and manage API versions over their complete lifecycle.

 

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API Gateway

Keep Your APIs Safe with Software AG

Opening your APIs to third parties is essential in today’s connected world. But once your APIs are “out there,” hackers have a “way in”. Lock that door! Protect your data, applications—even your organization’s reputation—with robust API runtime security. API Gateway protects you from security threats with DMZ-level protection. You can securely expose your APIs to third-party developers, partners and other consumers—with peace of mind.

Secure the traffic between API requests and the runtime execution of your services in the gateway. Get protection from malicious attacks such as Denial of Service (DoS) based on IP address, specific mobile devices and even message volume.

API Gateway also provides virus scanner integration and eliminates the need for additional inbound firewall holes using Software AG’s reverse invoke, or inside-out, service invocation technology. This protective technique reduces the need to open holes in your firewall. It’s one more way we help you lock down your APIs—and protect your agency from malicious attacks.

Guarantee Runtime Performance

Count on complete runtime management of your APIs. With API Gateway, you can manage and enforce a broad set of policies including access policies and operational policies for runtime requests.

You can also ensure service level agreements including the number of allowable API calls per developer or applications. Plus you can perform routing and load balancing of requests, and can collect events metrics on API consumption.

Manage Your APIs With Plans and Subscriptions

With API Gateway, you can define and manage API plans and packages to easily support API subscriptions. API monetization lets you create groups of APIs and offer them together as a subscription offering. You can even create different plans that support higher or lower numbers of transactions or customer support levels.

And because many APIs are used internally across multiple departments or business lines, our advanced monetization features enable your team to offer shared services across groups while supporting monitoring, tracking and even charging back functionality to share infrastructure costs across the organization.

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API Consumption

Avoid Overspending on APIs

These days, people across your organization are consuming APIs. After all, who doesn’t want to embed a cool piece of content to make their website or mobile app more appealing, more informative or more useful?

Overusing third-party APIs, though, can lead to overspending. That’s why you need API management and a single point of control of API consumption. With Software AG’s solution powered by webMethods CloudStreams, you’ll gain complete insight into how your enterprise uses third-party APIs. You will know:

  • Who is using SaaS APIs
  • How many times an API is called
  • If you’re excessively consuming usage-limited APIs
  • What providers and APIs are used the most
  • When transactions were sent

You’ll get the same kind of visibility and performance management for SaaS apps as you’re accustomed to for on-premises applications. Plus, by using caching and compression, you can call APIs less often to lower your spending and avoid budget going down the drain.

So control the flow! Govern the volume of data and transactions flowing through outside APIs with our API consumption solution.

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API Portal

YOUR API PORTAL: GETTING YOUR APIs OUT TO THE WORLD

webMethods API Portal is your electronic storefront for your APIs. Our solution makes it easy to showcase your APIs and sign up developers. You can post all the information developers need to implement your APIs quickly and easily into their data and services:

  • Rich descriptions of your APIs
  • Complete documentation
  • Examples, code samples, file attachments
  • Policies on using your APIs
  • Virtually any resource that makes your APIs easier to use

It’s the developer’s one-stop shop for your APIs. Everything is easy to find via full text searches. Developers can try before they buy your API. They can use test invocations with different input parameters and quickly see results.

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Sign Up New Developers Fast

Make it easy to use your APIs by simplifying the process of registering and requesting access. webMethods API Portal provides an automated approval workflow to manage access requests. Use API Portal to sign up as a developer and then automatically provision access across the webMethods API Management Platform.

DESIGN BETTER APIs WITH ANALYTICS

The best APIs are deliberate and well thought out. That’s why you need insights into how valuable your APIs are, how you can improve them (and your portal) as well as how to entice more developers to adopt your APIs. You’ll know with the built-in analytics and dashboards that come with webMethods API Portal. Find out:

  • Which APIs are popular
  • What pages gather the most interest
  • Where your visitors are coming from

Add the Google Analytics™ plug-in for additional insight on visitor traffic and how your marketing programs are performing.

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