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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM API Connect

IBM API Connect is well suited for on-premises installation. We also have flexible cloud-hosted plans managed by IBM Cloud. Flexible options for API Security, consumer organization, easier UI-based API development options, and great workflow for product lifecycle management are unparalleled and would be a great fit for any organization.
Anonymous | 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

IBM API Connect
9.0
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
8.6
API access control
IBM API Connect
9.3
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
9.0
Rate limits and usage policies
IBM API Connect
9.6
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
10.0
API usage data
IBM API Connect
8.7
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
9.0
API user onboarding
IBM API Connect
9.0
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
7.0
API versioning
IBM API Connect
9.3
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
8.0
Usage billing and payments
IBM API Connect
8.3
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
7.0
API monitoring and logging
IBM API Connect
9.0
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
10.0

Pros

IBM API Connect

  • Enhanced security with client id and client secret features.
  • Easy to deploy API changes through automation.
  • Good UI to manage APIs.
Anonymous | 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

IBM API Connect

  • Can be a learning curve for beginners
  • API management configuration tool can be simplified more
  • UI can be improved more
Anonymous | 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

Usability

IBM API Connect

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

IBM API Connect

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 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

IBM API Connect

The power of IBM APIC is much more in contrast to Apigee or any other product of the same domain because it is having DataPower as the backbone which allows for easy integrating with almost any platform, providing the highest level of security, handling millions of transactions at wire speed and also capable of transforming the message content as and when required. Secondly, it acts as a unified portal for all the services and we can manage all the API's from a single place and make changes. We can look for any services here, it acts as a repository for all the organization services and we can assign specific audience to specific services.
Rahul Malik | 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

IBM API Connect

  • The product helped us ensure our API’s are secured, helped us to build trust with our customers and partners
  • The TAT to doing integration using traditional methods like VPN etc has improved cos of API Connect by 80%
  • The cost of maintenance of the product is way lower than any other tech product we are using.
Abhijeet Davane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)

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

Pricing Details

IBM API Connect

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

IBM API Connect
8.6
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
9.0

Usability

IBM API Connect
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
8.0

Support Rating

IBM API Connect
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
8.0

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