PHOENIX – August 27, 2015 – Organizations today seeking digital transformation face significant technical challenges including security, compliance to service level agreements and the ability to deliver new digital services as quickly as the market demands. To help organizations meet these challenges, Axway (Euronext : AXW.PA), a market leader in governing the flow of data, and SmartBear, the leader in software tools for the connected world, have announced a partnership to accelerate and secure digital business intiatives. As part of this partnership, the two companies have jointly developed a new SmartBear Ready! API plug-in.

This new plug-in integrates SmartBear with Axway 5 Suite for API Management to improve API quality and performance, as well as providing a unique, new approach to API security. Axway’s leading API Management solution provides a comprehensive range of API security capabilities, including a new version of its built-in, high-performance API firewalling that uses any combination of out-of-the-box, open source, commercial and custom rule sets to protect against external threats to APIs. SmartBear provides extensive functional, load and security testing capabilities, including testing to uncover threat protection vulnerabilities in APIs. The company’s latest version of the Ready! API toolset increases the level and number of security scans.

“Security is now seen by customers as an enabler for digital business. Adopting a complete solution with both API security protection and testing safely exposes APIs to a growing number of digital consumers. This allows for the protection of critical business processes and, most importantly, our customers’ brand," said Lorinda Brandon, director of API partner development at SmartBear. “The combination of Axway and SmartBear with the Ready! API plug-in helps companies move towards continuous delivery of secured APIs, and proactively find and fix issues before they impact the business.”

The integration between Axway and SmartBear enables companies to:

  • Improve Quality and Security: Using the Ready! API plug-in, SmartBear is able to use Axway API definitions to not only run functional and load tests, but also to improve API security for digital business by testing for a broad range of threats, including the OWASP Top 10 Attacks.
  • Automate DevOps-friendly Testing and Deployments: By combining Ready! API test automation with Axway DevOps support and best practices for API Management, companies can automate 360 degree functional, load and security testing. Multi-stage deployment can also be automated by promoting APIs that pass tests at each stage.
  • Monitor Service Level Performance: Using SmartBear and Axway together, companies can conduct tests on production APIs to monitor service level performance on both the server side using Axway API Analytics, and on the client side using SmartBear.

“API Management is an essential foundation for organizations seeking to enable digital business,” said Mike Dayton, senior vice president of global alliances and channels, Axway. “Our partnership with SmartBear gives our joint customers the ability to deliver new digital business projects and secure, reliable APIs at the rate of customer expectations, in days not months. That’s what companies need to thrive in today’s expanding API economy.”  

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About Axway
Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA), a market leader in governing the flow of data, is a global software company with more than 11,000 public- and private-sector customers in 100 countries.
For more than a decade, Axway has empowered leading organizations around the world with proven solutions that help manage business-critical interactions through the exchange of data flowing across the enterprise, among B2B communities, cloud and mobile devices. Our award-winning solutions span business-to-business integration, managed file transfer, operational intelligence, API and identity management, and email security. Axway is registered in France with headquarters in the United States and offices in 19 countries.

About Axway 5 Suite
Axway 5 Suite offers control and optimization of the flow of data through integration, visibility, policy, security and reliability to govern business-to-business interactions, communities, systems and data types – within and beyond the enterprise edge.

About SmartBear
As the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, SmartBear supports more than three million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations in 194 countries that use its products to build and deliver the world’s greatest applications. With today’s applications deploying on mobile, Web, desktop, Internet of Things (IoT) or even embedded computing platforms, the connected nature of these applications through public and private APIs presents a unique set of challenges for developers, testers and operations teams. SmartBear's software quality tools assist with code review, functional and load testing, API readiness as well as performance monitoring of these modern applications.