IBM API Management allows users to build, analyze and share APIs via developer and social portals. It helps you secure and socialize your APIs across hybrid cloud environments to innovate and monetize business services.
- Developer Portal
- Traffic Control
- App Integration
- Data Transformation
- API Testing
Company Name: IBM
Headquarter: United States
No additional hardware requirements, No shared gateways and administrated by IBM IBM Cloud Public- Easy to pair with other IBM Cloud services and No firewall needs IBM Cloud Private- Installed on a private server still controlled by IBM which can include private firewall with controlled timing updates Reserved Instance- Can add our own run time with firewall requirements and with more security controlled by IBM On-Premise- Has a single network through which can access it capabilities
It allows you to maintain many API hassle free and needs very less maintenance. Also it is good to have different portals for developing rules and maintaining APIs. Also security can be maintained in only one one place(API connect) instead of configuring in every service. And with less technical knowledge it can be used.
There could have been more policies in the security section, a little better UI because sometimes it becomes little too confusing to browse through the different features. There should be a recovery process for lost API secret for app consumer. If they forget to copy paste their client secret then its tough on them.
roubleshooting deployment pipeline – identifying issues with your api based on restrictions through a deployment pipeline is difficult. If a quality assurance environment is less stringent than a production environment, making sure your api is accessible and configured appropriately is tough.
API Connect is a good tool that helps in APIfication of an organization which provides an integrated platform to manage complete life cycle of the APIs. At an enterprise it lets you publish API and allow others to discover API to subscribe. Also, it can be used as an API gateway and provides rate limiting capability. Also useful functionality are the usage dashboard which give good overview on the APIs usage.”