Excellent API platform
May 23, 2021

Excellent API platform

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IBM API Connect

IBM API Connect is being used by a few departments. Since we run our backend services in IBM Cloud, we choose IBM API Connect as the API gateway solution. It provides the routing rules, security, and rate limits before the calls can reach our backend services. We also use its analytics feature to get more insights.
  • Enhanced security with client id and client secret features.
  • Easy to deploy API changes through automation.
  • Good UI to manage APIs.
  • Sometimes we see issues after deploying API changes, re-deployment can solve it.
  • A bit hard to troubleshoot issues if the calls do not reach our backend services.
  • It makes our services more secure, as we don't expose any endpoints to public.
  • It provides good integration with other IBM Cloud services we use, reduces our development effort.
  • Automated deployments save us time.

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Did IBM API Connect live up to sales and marketing promises?

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Did implementation of IBM API Connect go as expected?

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Would you buy IBM API Connect again?


From our experience so far, API Connect is very stable and scalable. It can handle our peak traffic without any issues. It is well suited as an API platform that requires API versioning, rate limiting, authentication, security, automation, analytics, etc. It has both cloud and non-cloud products with different features. You can use it with non-IBM Cloud services.

IBM API Connect Feature Ratings

API access control
Rate limits and usage policies
API usage data
API user onboarding
API versioning
Usage billing and payments
API monitoring and logging