Manage APIs from requirement to retirement.
With webMethods, you get an all-in-one, full lifecycle API management solution to share information and data across real-time, distributed cloud, and mobile applications.
Everything you need for API innovation.
Our all-in-one solution combines an API portal, gateway, catalog, and consumption management tools to ensure the stability, reliability, and quality of your APIs. Expose data and services in web apps, mobile apps, and other connected devices simply, quickly, and securely. It’s possible with webMethods.
- Keep APIs & Data Safe
- Protective Caching
- Create API Mashups
- Monitor API Usage
- AppMesh: A Service Mesh Architecture
- Manage Microservices
Keep APIs & Data Safe
Protect it all with authentication and access controls. Set thresholds and limits to control API usage. Enforce security, traffic management, monitoring, and SLA management policies.
Safeguard your API producers from unplanned spikes in volume. With protective caching policies added to APIs, you can scale to any volume while minimizing the impact to systems of record.
Create API Mashups
Streamline your network of APIs by grouping and consolidating several services and expose them as a single service.
Monitor API Usage
Measure what’s being consumed and set thresholds with usage limits to control costs and tightly manage spending.
AppMesh: A Service Mesh Architecture
Our webMethods AppMesh platform brings order to microservices chaos and is built to give application context to your microservices landscape.
Take command of both microservices and APIs from the same interface. Group, reuse, and govern microservices just like you would with business apps.
Imagine what you can do with webMethods.
- Easily create APIs via an intuitive UI
- Don’t define the API or define the structure—just identify it with one click and webMethods does it for you
- Count on top-notch API support: REST, SOAP, GraphQL, OData, WebSocket and JSON™ API
- Make the same underlying services available to new applications or APIs over a different protocol or security standard—without costly recoding
- Publish your APIs on a portal branded as your own
- Simplify integration with third parties
- Make it easy for developers to discover your APIs
- Register developers and manage their on boarding
- Provide API documentation and a way to test APIs
- Set up a community for collaboration
- Provide DMZ-level protection from malicious attacks
- Eliminate threats from specific IP addresses and mobile devices
- Reduce or eliminate the need for unnecessary holes in your firewall
- Ensure API access is limited to authorized and authenticated consumers
- Control API access to microservices with a fast-to-deploy, small-footprint microgateway
- Manage the entire process of designing, developing, deploying, versioning and retiring APIs across your entire API landscape
- Define APIs and discover existing API assets for reuse
- Count on complete runtime governance of APIs published to external destinations
- Track dependencies
- Apply runtime governance policies
Easily discover and test APIs with webMethods
Find and test APIs directly within webMethods to see firsthand how the API behaves. Code samples and expected error/return codes with descriptions are provided. You can even try test invocations with different input parameters to quickly analyze results.
See how using API management can bring order to chaos.
Keep APIs secure.
Policy-driven security uniformly secures and monitors access to back-end services from apps using your APIs. Support transport and message-layer security, including authentication, authorization, digital encryption, and digital signatures. Use DMZ-strength security between consumer apps using your APIs and your internal servers via a powerful “reverse invoke” technology that removes the need to open firewall ports.
Do power analysis.
Make sense of the complex interdependencies of APIs on various services and applications using an interactive graphical view of APIs and their relationships. Visualize the effects of changes beforehand to avoid undesired issues and complications. Customize your view to restrict the set of APIs and associations shown to zero-in on the details that interest you the most. On interactive dashboards, see details on gateway events, the popularity of APIs, and how APIs are being used to help identify ways to improve the user experience and increase API adoption.
Design and configure policies to be applied to your APIs at runtime. A given policy can even be applied to multiple APIs at the same time and be dynamically scoped by naming patterns, categorization, or organization, which saves time when making changes. You can use pre-loaded policies, including metadata validation, approval workflow, and permission provisioning, or define custom policies.
Count on flexibility.
Thanks to extensive support for mapping and transformation, your API consumers have flexibility in the protocols, message formats, and transports they use.
Store large amounts of transactional data in-memory to improve performance, reduce latency for data access, and scale your APIs for any volume.
Choose how to deploy.
Deploy webMethods behind the firewall, in the DMZ, in a private cloud, or a public cloud – your choice!
Save time with built-in workflows.
Use an approval process workflow to manage API access requests. Access tokens are provisioned automatically to the webMethods gateway. Use an onboarding workflow to sign up developers.
Manage models and versions.
Ensure standards and practices are followed as every API moves through its lifecycle by defining permissible transitions between states. With built-in versioning capabilities, you can define and track API versions. Multiple versions can co-exist and older versions can be retired over time.
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