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Use of API Layer7 Gateway

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  • 1.  Use of API Layer7 Gateway

    Posted 10-07-2016 04:14 AM

    Hello All,


    Can someone please explain why we use Layer7 API Gateway. Can't we achieve the results via a firewall ?

    Also when we are installing gateway, are we providing any firewall ?


    Thanks in advance.

  • 2.  Re: Use of API Layer7 Gateway
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    Posted 10-07-2016 09:45 AM

    The CA API Gateway ( fka Layer7 API Gateway ) is a security gateway, that is primarily used as a 'Policy Enforcement Point' for an Enterprises API's / WebServices. We are really like a 'Swiss Army Knife' of features, which include ( API Security, Integration, Message Enrichment, Orchestration, Logging/Auditing, throttling, etc.. ). We have a lot of similar functionalities like that of an Enterprise Service Bus, which have ppl referring to us as a Lightweight ESB as well.


    To answer your question, we are more than just a firewall ( though we can offer a lot of the same functionality ), but we are primarily used to sit out in front of your Enterprise's Services, and be that PEP ( Policy Enforcement Point ).