LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SOA Software, an API Management leader, today announced it has been named a Leader by Forrester Research, Inc. in its new report, The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014. Forrester emphasizes that APIs are playing an increasingly important role as organizations look for better ways of engaging with customers, optimizing business outcomes, and expanding their digital ecosystems. The Forrester Wave is based on 40 criteria, such as API Portal, security and policy management, API design, API transformation and integration, product architecture and install base. SOA Software is listed as a Leader, having secured the highest overall score for its current offering of API Management solution.
The Wave describes SOA Software’s API Management solution as being strong across most areas – “SOA Software’s solution was the most consistently strong across all of our primary evaluation criteria, and it was the only solution to at least partially fulfill all of the five added-value features we examined. The solution’s standout features are life-cycle management, federation to support multi-provider API scenarios, and an integrated core of service management capability. It is among the best in its portal, security, API design and creation, and product architecture.”
SOA Software was also identified as a leader in all the three alternate buying scenarios in the Forrester report, Applying The Forrester WaveTM: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014.
“We believe that Forrester Research has acknowledged our commitment to and success at enabling enterprises to transform themselves into digital businesses,” said Roberto Medrano, EVP at SOA Software. “Our customers are leveraging APIs to pursue new channels, mobile strategies, partnering opportunities, while improving employee productivity and operational efficiencies. The SOA Software API Management solution gives them the ability to make these bold moves with confidence.”
SOA Software’s comprehensive suite of API Management products has been proven to help enterprises drive developer adoption, reach new channels and gain business advantage, addressing all aspects of API design, security, rate-limiting and analytics, while providing the most scalable and easy to configure platform. SOA Software’s API Management solution can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or on a hybrid basis. Key capabilities include:
- API Portal - Provides a connecting point where all users can manage, share and promote APIs in a secure, scalable environment.
- API Security - Secures APIs, protecting sensitive data while allowing access to authorized Apps and users. Security features include authentication, OAuth, and advanced cryptography for APIs.
- Monitoring – Provides real-time visibility into API performance, dependencies, and alert status
- QoS Management - Manages quality-of-service for APIs, managing quotas and service-levels for individual Apps.
- App Management & Provisioning - Manages which applications can use your APIs, and how much traffic they can consume.
- Manage the API Lifecycle - Defines API strategy according to business goals, to maximize benefits and minimize risk.
- Analytics - Slice and dice your data to analyze every aspect of your business and digital strategy
The complete Forrester Wave on API Management solutions is available here, compliments of SOA Software.
For details about SOA Software’s API Management solution please visit http://www.soa.com.
About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products. SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com
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