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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Mule ESB

If you’re bringing anything into Salesforce you should just invest now into Mule, you will get your money’s worth and find a myriad of uses to build APIs between many other systems. Once you build a component you can easily reuse it as a building block to attach to another source/destination. This makes it easy to ramp up quickly and spread usage of Mule throughout your enterprise. A good value for medium to large companies, but probably cheaper to outsource your job to a consulting firm if you are smaller.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

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

Pros

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

Mule ESB

  • It is best suited for Rest API development. Mule ESB uses RAML as an API descriptor which is less complex and easy to understand. RAML is an open standard majorly supported by Mulesoft. Once RAML is developed, it is very easy (a few clicks)to create flows corresponding to the resources defined in the RAML. One can also include JSON schema validation in RAML, and with the use of APIkit router, Mule ESB makes the request validation very easy (it's automatic basically.)
  • Mule ESB comes with a large spectrum of community and enterprise connectors. We have connectors for all the major platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Salesforce, SAP, etc. This enables Mule ESB to integrate with the other systems in a faster and more robust way. Mule ESB has many components to fulfill the requirements of each integration (for example batch processing, parallel processing, choice, etc.)
  • Mule API gateway is one of the best tools (modules) of Mulesoft's offering. It supports API governance and management very well. One can easily enforce policies on their APIs with API gateway. It enables some of the must-have features in an API solution (i.e. throttling, oAuth, access levels, etc.)
  • Implementing a CI/CD (DevOps) environment for Mule ESB is a very easy task. Mule majorly uses MAVEN as its build tool, which in turn makes it best suitable for CI/CD approach. Mule also provides MAVEN plugins for auto deployments to the servers. Mule also has a best Unit testing module which is MUnit. MUnit can be used for both Unit and Functional testing, and it is easy to write and generates coverage reports in various formats.
Deepak Kushwaha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Mule ESB

  • Make sure to not over-engineer shared components. It can complicate development
  • Create a roadmap for where you are going - if not, you may miss components
  • I suggest getting support, otherwise it could be a difficult learning curve
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Mule ESB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

Mule ESB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Mule ESB

It doesn't have API . We have to go for another API manager. But in Mule, it has both API manager and ESB
KamaL Vachiravel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)

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

Mule ESB

  • Overall a great tool for complex integrations
Ankit Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)

General

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

Mule ESB

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
9.0
Mule ESB
9.7

Usability

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
8.0
Mule ESB

Support Rating

Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management)
8.0
Mule ESB

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