Deploy Web APIs securely and efficiently
Delivering Web APIs requires security, management, and protocol mediation. Underlying SOAP Web Services require conversion to lightweight REST APIs, as well as data transformation. In addition, standards such as OAuth, SAML, and WS-Security must be supported.
Axway API Gateway provides a platform for deploying and managing APIs, internally and across the firewall, regardless of protocol or authentication mechanism.
Axway API Gateway is available as:
Manage security requirements
Web APIs require authentication of the calling client, such as a mobile app. Different organizations and APIs use different authentication schemes. For example:
In addition, APIs must be protected from attacks, at the protocol level and at the content level. This involves detecting and blocking attacks such as Denial-of-Service, JSON prototype attacks, and SQL Injection. Recently, a number of high-profile APIs have been successfully attacked.
Using Axway API gateway, an organization can:
API protocols come in many varieties. Newer Web-centric APIs tend to be based on REST and JSON, while Web Service-style APIs are typically based on SOAP and XML. Traditional EDI-style APIs rely on FTP-based secure file transfer protocols. Even REST-style APIs have a number of different popular coding patterns. Message and payload also come in a broad range of formats, based on any number of industry standards and proprietary formats.
In addition, SOAP and REST APIs are often deployed in front of protocols such as JMS, or a database using SQL. A common usage of Axway API Gateway is to deploy Web APIs in front of backend JMS based message queues, or SQL databases. Protocol mediation is provided as standard.
Axway API Gateway performs protocol transformation, such as SOAP-to-REST and XML-to-JSON, on the fly. Acting as an API gateway that mediates protocols, it enables applications to call any partner API without explicit support for the protocol used by that API.
Monitor API Usage
Once an organization deploys APIs, it is important to monitor their usage. Axway API Gateway provides full API monitoring, including:
Virtualize, aggregate and mash-up APIs
Through a simple drag-and-drop user interface, without coding or scripting, Axway API Gateway enables organizations to: