Best API Management Software

API management software allows users to create, document, manage, and publish application program interfaces (APIs) in a secure development environment. These tools help automate connections between an API and applications using it. They also help administrators monitor connection consistency, traffic, and security. A company’s IT department uses this tool throughout an API’s lifecycle. Much of the construction and development process takes place within the API management tool. From there essentially all maintenance, monitoring, and management related to the API itself occurs within the API management product. Some API marketplace solutions contain tools for editing and managing APIs, but those tools are less focused on developing and managing your API, and are more focused on choosing external APIs to benefit your actual product.

To qualify for inclusion in the API Management category, a product must:

  • Provide tools to design or develop APIs
  • Provide security and functionality monitoring
  • Equip teams with operations and monetization tools

API Management Software Grid® Overview

The best API Management Software products are determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and scale (based on market share, vendor size, and social impact) and placed into four categories on the Grid®:
  • Products in the Leader quadrant are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial Market Presence scores. Leaders include: Dell Boomi, Anypoint Platform, and Postman
  • High Performers are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the market share and scale of the Leaders. High Performers include: Sentinet
  • Contenders have significant Market Presence and resources, but have received below average user Satisfaction ratings or have not yet received a sufficient number of reviews to validate the solution. Contenders include: webMethods
  • Niche solutions do not have the Market Presence of the Leaders. They may have been rated positively on customer Satisfaction, but have not yet received enough reviews to validate them. Niche products include: Kong
G2 Crowd Grid® for API Management
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Anypoint platform
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