Axway AMPLIFY™ API Management

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Across industries, disruptive competitors, new regulations and rising customer expectations are driving digital transformation. APIs are at the heart of digital interactions that will fuel this transformation by quickly connecting internal systems with new experiences that engage customers in dynamic and relevant ways.

The solution that meets today’s requirements must manage the full lifecycle of API usage and provide a complete end-to-end set of services that simplify access to enterprise data, integrate with full API lifecycle support, and streamline app building to speed delivery of value to the business.

API Management

AMPLIFY API Management combines full API lifecycle management, a secure integration foundation, and monitoring and analytics to help you innovate faster and heighten ecosystem engagement. It is part of the Axway AMPLIFY™ hybrid integration and customer engagement platform that provides a complete solution for the rapid change and innovation your business envisions and your customers expect.

Key features and benefits

API lifecycle management

Streamlines the management of the people and processes of the API lifecycle central to delivering digital value through the deployment, improvement and operations of digital initiatives.

    • Use the graphical API Builder to create and orchestrate microservice based APIs
    • API Builder also enables real-time orchestration of API calls to facilitate creation and increase performance of composite APIs
    • Establish policies to promote conversion, operational stability, authorization and security
    • Create and manage an API catalog for easy API search and discovery, and to support all API lifecycle stages, from registration through retirement
    • Support DevOps to enable collaborative development of policies, automated continuous integration and promotion, deployment to staged environments, and continuous testing — with zero downtime for delivery and upgrades
    • Adapt to business seasonality and unpredictable demand with an Elastic Topology deployment that can scale up or down depending on business need without compromising back-end system protection
    • Take a best-practice API-first approach that leverages popular API design formats such as Swagger and RAML and provides APIs to enable customers to adapt and customize the API management process
    • Provide a developer portal to boost adoption by making it easy for developers to join an API community and discover, consume, build and test APIs

    Data drives relevancy, personalization, convenience and speed — the hallmarks of a good digital experience. The explosion in the quantity and sources of available data provides ripe opportunities when you can access, integrate and secure it with ease and speed.

    A secure integration foundation frees the data and services trapped in back-office silos with the security you expect in an enterprise solution.

    • Integration policy filters and prebuilt connectors and adapters simplify and speed integration
    • A Visual Mapper with a graphical Data Map Editor and map engine simplifies data format transformation
    • Microservices support offers a clear separation layer between the developer-facing APIs and internal systems, and simplifies code maintenance, reduces development effort and enables parts of an application to be scaled separately
    • Identity management simplifies integrating with existing identity access management systems and provides for identity mediation, federation and audit
    • Data security options dramatically reduce the time to implement a high level of security designed to avoid breaches
    • REST-enabled digital MFT/B2B/ EDI functionality is preintegrated with API Management, simplifying enterprise-wide use of existing information and tools for new business uses
    • Analytics and monitoring provide the ability to measure and monitor success with visibility across the digital business value chain
    • Real-time operational monitoring provides visibility to topology status, API activity tracking and performance monitoring
    • Developer metrics show API consumer adoption trends and API usage metrics that are important to understanding API program business success
    • Integration with Axway Decision Insight enables predictive embedded analytics in the API management tools for proactive identification of abnormal situations and key operational insight for decision-making

    Specifications

    API lifecycle management

    API creation

    • Build microservice backed APIs visually or programmatically
    • Design using either an API first or Model first approach
    • Define the API data model without writing any code
    • Package into docker container for deployment in your container platform
    • Automatically generates complete documentation

    API orchestration

    Orchestrate APIs with a visual interface to split incoming API calls into multiple underlying API calls

    Catalog management

    Build a central catalog of all available APIs — both REST and SOAP — and visualize them appropriately

    DevOps support

    • Team collaboration to create policies simultaneously
    • Integration to your CI/CD chain
    • Zero downtime for delivery and upgrades
    • Docker container support for on-premise, cloud and hybrid deployments

    API-first approach

    Import and export common API design formats such as Swagger, RAML. WADL, and WSDL

    Developer portal

    • Standards-based Joomla CMS portal with search/read/try/use API discovery and FAQs, articles and forums for building developer communities
      • Advanced search to easily browse large catalogs
      • Movile SDK available to easily integrate APIs into your favorite programming language
      • Connectivity to enterprise identity providers

    Integration foundation

    Over 30 integration policy filters
    Data formats: XML, JSON, SOAP, REST, TEXT, HTML
    Data transport: SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, HTTP(S) 1.0 and 1.1, FTP(S), JMS, Filesystem, JDBC, Websockets as Proxy
    API definition standards: WADL, Swagger (1.0, 2.0), RAML, WSDL (SOAP1.1 and SOAP 1.2), Markdown for DocumentationEnterprise Messaging Systems: JMS, IBM MQ Series, Active MQ, Tibco EMS

    Prebuild connectors and adapters

    • Pre-built connectors for Salesforce, Azure, MS SQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Box, Swagger, Postgres
      • Composite connector for multiple data sources
      • Salesforce, Service Now with API Discovery
      • AWS S3 and AWS SNS

    Mapping and transformation
    Graphically specify XML/JSON, JSON/JSON, XML/XML transformations

    Identity management
    Open authentication/authorization standards: LDAP, RADIUS, OCSP, SAML, XACML, OAuth 2.0 Client and Server, OpenID
    Connect Client and Server, API Keys (with Secret and without), AWS Style API Keys, Mutual SSL
    IAM integration: Okta, Ping Identity, Microsoft AD, Kerberos, IBM SDS and IBM Tivoli AM, CA SSO (formerly SiteMinder),
    Oracle AM/ES, RSA AM

    Data security
    Certificates, signatures and data encryption:
    PKCS, Kerberos, X.509 Certificates, XML Signature, XML Encryption, SSL/TLS, JWT, JWS, PGP, SMIME
    Compliance:

    • Common Criteria Certification
    • Protection Profile for Enterprise Security Management – Access Control Version 2.1
    • Enterprise Security Management – Policy Management Version 2.1
    • FIPS and NIST B security compliance

    Ws-* Standards:
    WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-Federation, WS-SecureExchange, WSIL, WS-I, WS-Addressing, WS-SecureConversation,
    WS-MetadataExchange, WS-SecurityPolicy, WS-PolicyAttachment

    • UDDI, WSRR, MTOM, WCF, XKMS
    • Tools for XPath, XSLT, XML Schema

    HSM cards: Thales NCipher, Safenet Luna
    Anti-virus/Anti-malware: McAfee (Engine and Scan inside the application), ICAP Connector, Clam AV, Sophos
    AI-Powered API Security:

    • PingIntelligence for APIs

    REST-enabled MFT/ B2B/EDI functionality
    Include available APIs for Axway MFT/B2B/EDI solutions in your API catalog

    Analytics and monitoring

    Operational metrics
    Real-time, end-to-end visibility of API usage

    Developer metrics
    API consumer adoption metrics with visibility to top consumers, churn risk and quota status

    API usage metrics
    Measure most and least popular, volume, traffic and TPS

    API performance metrics
    API quality metrics with latency and error rates

    API infrastructure metrics
    Analysis of resource bottlenecks, error rates and latency

    Traffic monitoring
    Monitor and troubleshoot individual transactions, including drilling into processing steps and message content to perform rootcauseanalysis

    Predictive analytics
    Identify abnormal situations and use situational awareness to take proactive action before an issue becomes critical

     

    Across Products

    Deployments

    • Available in cloud, on-premise form factors and hybrid configurations
    • Elastic cloud deployment configuration supporting Kubernetes or Docker Swarm scales up or down to meet demand and incorporates scalable rate limiting for back-end protection
    • Geoclustering available for both on-premise and cloud deployments

    User experience

    • Unified user interface
    • Single sign-on
    • Unified documentation portal
     

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