Layer7 API Management vs. Stoplight

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Layer7 API Management
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management) from Broadcom company CA Technologies enables creation and management of API.N/A
Stoplight
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Stoplight is an API Design, Development, and Documentation platform that aims to enable consistency, reusability, and quality, all with an easy, enjoyable developer experience. Presented as a solution to help utilize and integrate design-first workflows to scale up standardized, collaborative, and well-governed API programs.
$0
Up to 3 Users
Pricing
Layer7 API ManagementStoplight
Editions & Modules
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Free
$0
Up to 3 Users
Starter
$99
Up to 10 Users
Pro
$399
Unlimited Projects
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Layer7 API ManagementStoplight
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Layer7 API ManagementStoplight
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
Layer7 API Management
8.6
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Stoplight
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Ratings
API access control9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
API usage data9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
API user onboarding7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
API versioning8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Usage billing and payments7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
API monitoring and logging10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Layer7 API ManagementStoplight
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Layer7 API ManagementStoplight
Likelihood to Recommend
Broadcom
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.
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Stoplight
API mocking, testing, and sharing are all built in functions for StopLight that work quite well. They even have functionality for generating OAI and RAML code as well, which is a huge plus. AS for as areas where StopLight is not appropriate, if you're doing anything other than API testing, StopLight may not be appropriate for use.
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Pros
Broadcom
  • 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.
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Stoplight
  • OpenAPI support
  • Markdown supports
  • Git integration
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Cons
Broadcom
  • It would be nice to have an integration with services like Github for managing projects and versions.
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Stoplight
  • Simplicity of set up. Although it's not difficult, there are tools out there that are easier to set up for testing endpoints.
  • Again, it's perfectly functional, but some competitors I think have a more user friendly UI to them.
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Usability
Broadcom
The Layer7 API Management is a great solution, but, sometimes the documentation is not clear or has lack of examples.
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Stoplight
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Support Rating
Broadcom
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.
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Stoplight
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Alternatives Considered
Broadcom
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.
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Stoplight
I'd like to also throw Runscope and Fiddler into the mix. Between StopLight and all these competitors, we've chosen StopLight primarily for the support, ease of use, and reliability. Most tools out there today are top-notch, so it really comes down to personal preference and different use-cases. Having used other API testing frameworks, StopLight definitely stacks up against the competition.
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Return on Investment
Broadcom
  • Very fast implementation and is easy to learn & use.
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Stoplight
  • Increased efficiency
  • Improved comminication between backeend and frontend
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