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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 9.1 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

Postman

I consider [Postman] a universal platform every
business type can get much benefit from it. In addition it is very easy to
configure and it handles the URLs in most effective way. It keeps users up to
date by its efficient alert functions.
Kerry Haupt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

IBM API Connect
9.0
Postman
8.2
API access control
IBM API Connect
9.3
Postman
8.6
Rate limits and usage policies
IBM API Connect
9.6
Postman
8.2
API usage data
IBM API Connect
8.7
Postman
8.2
API user onboarding
IBM API Connect
9.0
Postman
8.6
API versioning
IBM API Connect
9.3
Postman
8.4
Usage billing and payments
IBM API Connect
8.3
Postman
7.5
API monitoring and logging
IBM API Connect
9.0
Postman
8.1

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

Postman

  • Issue GET and POST calls to external APIs to verify headers and responses.
  • Verify developed internal APIs.
  • Build a library collection of useful API calls to be used as needed.
  • The history of previous calls is easily searched to pull up calls to be modified and repeated.
Gary Davis | 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

Postman

  • Enterprise version is easy to setup and use but the number of requests is limited. I feel it would be great if there were more requests.
  • Pricing for enterprise should be less.
  • I don't have any more complaints as it is very good tool.
Sumanthkumar Nagamalli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM API Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Postman

Postman 8.5
Based on 3 answers
I think from a non-technical perspective there are a few things that could be more clearly labeled to better understand what is being asked for or where to add certain parts of the request.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM API Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Postman

Postman 7.3
Based on 24 answers
There is a lot of in-depth documentation for Postman available online, including detailed guides with screenshots and videos. They provide example APIs for new users to explore while learning how to use the tool. Generally, bugs in the client are quickly addressed through frequent free updates. Community and professional support options are available - most of the time, the free/community level support is adequate
Anonymous | 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

Postman

Previous to using Postman, I would either use browser tools directly, or write an in-house tool to send requests. Postman eliminates that need while providing a much better experience and more features. At the base level, Postman is as simple as typing in the address as you would in a browser. Authentication can be provided simply as well.
Anthony Aziz | 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

Postman

  • Postman is free (although there's a paid tier that offers more features) so using it for testing APIs comes with little to no risk (besides learning curve).
  • The learning curve is a little steep for non-developer users, but developers should find it easy to pick up and use right out of the box, so to speak.
Juan Palma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM API Connect

General

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

IBM API Connect Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Postman

General

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

Postman Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0.00
Team$15.00 ($12.00)2
Business$30.00 ($24.00)2
EnterpriseContact Sales
  1. per user per month (billed annually)
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM API Connect
8.6
Postman
9.0

Usability

IBM API Connect
Postman
8.5

Support Rating

IBM API Connect
Postman
7.3

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