WSO2 Cited as a Strong Performer in “API Management Solutions, Q3 2014” Report by Independent Research Firm

Ranking is based on an evaluation of 11 software vendors identified as the most significant providers in the API management solutions category

Palo Alto, CA – October 6, 2014 – WSO2 today announced that it has been cited by Forrester Research, Inc., as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014 report1 published September 29, 2014. The report’s findings were based on a 40-criteria evaluation of the 11 software vendors Forrester has identified as the most significant providers in the API management solutions category. A reprint of the report is available at: http://wso2.com/resources/analyst-reports/the-forrester-wave-api-management-solutions-q3-2014.

The Forrester Report2 observes, “APIs are playing an increasingly important role as organizations look for better ways of engaging with customers, optimizing business outcomes, and expanding their digital ecosystems.” The report3 goes on to note, “Because APIs are a general phenomenon that applies to any type of organization, there are many different business scenarios into which an API management solution may fit.”

Report’s Evaluation of WSO2 API Manager

The evaluation of WSO2 was based on WSO2 API Manager 1.7, along with WSO2 Business Activity Monitor 2.4.1, WSO2 Identity Server 5.0, WSO2 Developer Studio 3.6, WSO2 Governance Registry 4.6, and WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus 4.8. Out of a possible 5.00 points, WSO2 scored 3.22 points for current offering.

The Forrester Report states4, “WSO2’s open source platform provides many opportunities to extend API management. Aside from being the only fully open source solution, the unique feature for WSO2 is the ability to extend API management features by adding in other categories of software, such as complex event processing, security integration, or business process management.” The report5 also notes, “In our reference checks, WSO2’s customers were extremely satisfied with the vendor.”

“In today’s connected world, APIs provide critical links for growing revenues, customer loyalty, and organizational efficiencies. We created WSO2 API Manager, the first 100% open source API management platform, with the idea that all enterprises should be empowered to participate in this new economy,” said Paul Fremantle, WSO2 co-founder and CTO. “We are excited to be identified by Forrester as a strong performer in its API Management Solutions Wave report. We believe that it validates our commitment to democratizing API management through an affordable solution that makes it easy to subscribe to, control, and manage the lifecycle of APIs.”

About WSO2

WSO2 delivers on the promise of the connected business with the only completely integrated enterprise platform that enables businesses to build, integrate and manage their APIs, applications, and Web services on-premises, in the cloud, and on mobile devices. Leading enterprise customers worldwide rely on WSO2’s award-winning 100% open source platform and its robust governance and DevOps functionality for their mission-critical applications. Today, these businesses represent nearly every sector: health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing, travel, technology, telecom and more. Visit http://wso2.com or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..

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1 Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014,” by Randy Heffner with Christopher Mines and Eric Wheeler, September 29, 2014..

2 Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014,” September 29, 2014.

3 Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014,” September 29, 2014.

4Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014,” September 29, 2014.

5Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014,” September 29, 2014.