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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Apigee Edge

Apigee has been great when managing the quota based access to the APIs. It is really good and suitable when considering proxying the in-house server endpoints access with the way it provides security with API Key validation and OAuth.
Srinivas Rao Cheeti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)

Well suited for publishing internal services with very high security, protecting against attacks, and managing on-demand load. Also good for transform messages and SQL to Rest services.Not appropriate for business logic implementation.
Leonardo Villa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Apigee Edge
8.0
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
8.6
API access control
Apigee Edge
9.0
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
9.0
Rate limits and usage policies
Apigee Edge
9.0
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
10.0
API usage data
Apigee Edge
8.0
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
9.0
API user onboarding
Apigee Edge
8.0
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
7.0
API versioning
Apigee Edge
4.0
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
8.0
Usage billing and payments
Apigee Edge
8.0
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
7.0
API monitoring and logging
Apigee Edge
10.0
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
10.0

Pros

Apigee Edge

  • Manage user access, we can allow specific access to users based on their need and even customize requests of services based on user requirements.
  • Allow branding, so that SFO can maintain its look and feel but still get the support and functionalities we need from Apigee.
  • Integrates well with other platforms we use.
Astha Karki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)

  • SOAP to Rest / Rest to SOAP web services transformation.
  • Secure authorization and authetication (JWT, OpenIP Connect, OAuth, SAML and more). WASP Features as injection protection.
  • Easy rule writing without coding.
Leonardo Villa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apigee Edge

  • Only one user can be active in a proxy at a time
  • No version control
  • Prohibited from using JSON.stringify on Apigee objects (tokens)
  • Debugging is difficult
  • Unable to rename or delete policies without bumping revision
  • Why would anyone give a js policy one name, display name something else, and script a different name?
  • 'Trace' limited to only 20 transactions
  • UI allows users to add target servers, but users must utilize the api to turn on SSL.
  • I'm sure there's more, they just aren't coming to mind right now.
  • Apigee forgets (expires?) your password at random intervals without notice. Every few weeks, or days, sometimes even three times in one day, I'll attempt to login to Apigee and my password will be 'wrong'. I've reset my password and Apigee still claims it's wrong. I've had to reset my password three times before it finally let me log back in.
Tim Gragg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)

  • It would be nice to have an integration with services like Github for managing projects and versions.
Leonardo Villa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Apigee Edge

Apigee Edge 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I am not the one deciding whether to use apigee or not really. But personally, I would recommend the use of it as developing APIs on it is easy. And as a mediator between backend servers, we could easily modify request and responses in it without touching any backend code while having a centralize gateway to access our backend APIs too.
Joshua Cariño | TrustRadius Reviewer

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Apigee Edge

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The Layer7 API Management is a great solution, but, sometimes the documentation is not clear or has lack of examples.
Leonardo Villa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Apigee Edge

Apigee Edge 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Quite hard to get support, at least on the coding side, when we encounter blockers. But general concerns, they would schedule a call to you for them to get a whole picture of your concern. Albeit in my experience, bad really as they haven't replied about the progress, but otherwise seems to have been fixed.
Joshua Cariño | TrustRadius Reviewer

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
The support team is good and the response time is reasonable, but (there is always a but), when support inquiries are made by someone experienced, and the question is not trivial, it is boring and takes a long time to get the case escalated to the next level of support.
Leonardo Villa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apigee Edge

Somewhere in the middle. Based on its current offerings and subscription model
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)

We evaluated 3 tools and decided on Layer7 API Management because it had the shortest implementation times and fastest learning curve, without losing power of customization and scalability.
Leonardo Villa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apigee Edge

  • Unruly, difficult to maintain, unable to test, difficult to troubleshoot and debug. Every ticket that requires Apigee work increases stress and anxiety.
Tim Gragg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)

  • Very fast implementation and is easy to learn & use.
Leonardo Villa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apigee Edge

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apigee Edge
10.0
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Apigee Edge
9.0
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)

Usability

Apigee Edge
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
8.0

Support Rating

Apigee Edge
6.0
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
8.0

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