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Manage, Govern, and Secure APIs Across Any Environment

Adopt an API-first approach to delivering, operating, and securing APIs for your applications and microservices, wherever they are deployed. API Connectivity Manager makes it easy for developers to publish and manage APIs, and enables Platform Ops teams to govern and secure APIs at scale.

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Why Use API Connectivity Manager?

  • Manage APIs
  • Govern APIs
  • Secure APIs

Manage APIs Across Any Environment

Accelerate time to market with automated tools that simplify the delivery, configuration, and management of APIs, wherever they are deployed:

  • Deploy APIs as Code – Remove manual tasks by using the fully declarative REST API to publish APIs, configure security policies, and automatically generate documentation.
  • Improve Developer Efficiency – Add functionality to your APIs and microservices with a range of fine-grained policies for security, resilience, and traffic management.
  • Make APIs Discoverable – Share APIs with internal teams, external partners, or customers by using customizable developer portals.

Centralize and Simplify API Governance

Provide uniform oversight for platforms, environments, certificates, and configurations from a single pane of glass:

  • Create Workspaces – Apply workspace isolation for service and infrastructure teams by giving developers dedicated spaces to publish and manage their APIs.
  • Enforce Policies – Create and scale policies across the enterprise to simplify administration and reduce risks from configuration errors.
  • Empower Developers – Enable API developers to apply fine-grained policies for access control, rate limiting, headers, and more.

Enforce Consistent API Security

Protect your APIs with a suite of tools to manage authentication, authorization, and access to your APIs and microservices:

  • Enforce Access Control – Secure access to APIs by authenticating API requests with JSON Web Tokens (JWTs), API keys, or OAuth/OIDC.
  • Apply Rate Limiting – Protect backend services from attacks that can overwhelm API endpoints by applying rate limits for every API endpoint.
  • Gain Centralized Visibility – Identify security threats with a unified view of API traffic or integrate with your existing monitoring solution.

Technical Specifications

Deployment Environments

  • Bare metal
  • Container
  • Public Cloud
  • Virtual Machine (VM)

Cloud Platforms

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Microsoft Azure

Linux Distributions

  • Amazon Linux
  • CentOS
  • Debian
  • Oracle Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • Ubuntu

Runs in Kubernetes

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Ensure the connectivity, reliability, and security of your APIs wherever they are deployed – in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

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