WSO2 Cited as a Strong Performer in “API Management Solutions, Q4 2016” Report by Independent Research Firm

Ranking is based on an evaluation of 14 software vendors identified as the most significant providers in the API management solutions category

Mountainview, CA - November 16, 2016 - WSO2 today announced that it has been cited by Forrester Research, Inc., as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016 report1 published November 14, 2016. The report’s findings were based on a 27-criteria evaluation of the 14 software vendors Forrester has identified as the most significant providers of API management solutions that can stand on their own, independent of the vendor’s other offerings. The report can be downloaded by Forrester clients or purchased here.

The Forrester Report2 observes, “APIs are a key foundation of digital transformation: They enable mobile apps, create integrated digital ecosystems across customers and partners, allow firms to benefit from the innovations of digital disruptors, and drive operational excellence.” The report3 goes on to note, “Done right, APIs create business agility that fosters the rapid business reconfiguration necessary to continually adapt to constant change driven by the need to revamp the customer experience, address regulatory challenges (e.g., European banks with PSD2), and respond to new and changing competition and a wide range of unpredictable scenarios.”

In conjunction with the report, Forrester also published The API Management Buyer’s Guide, Q4 20164 on November 14, 2016. The guide examines criteria around API management to help buyers form their vendor shortlists. Among the factors it covers are available deployment options, solution cost and “free forever” production deployment, key value-added functions, and key product features. The buyer’s guide can be downloaded by Forrester clients or purchased here.

Report’s Evaluation of WSO2 API Manager

The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016 evaluation of WSO2 was based on WSO2 API Manager 2.0; it states5, “WSO2 provides a broad, rich open source API platform. WSO2’s API management solution is one element of a broad, modular open source platform. This allows the solution to be readily extended with features for richer identity management, integration, process management, eventing, and more.” The report6 also notes, “Compared with customers of other vendors, the reference customers provided by WSO2 are reasonably satisfied with both the vendor and its product.”

“Enterprises are increasingly moving toward API-driven business models to expand their IT ecosystems and employ new approaches to collaboration and monetization across customers, partners and employees,” said Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, WSO2 founder, CEO and chief architect. “We are excited to be identified by Forrester as a strong performer in its API Management Solutions Wave report. We view this as validation that we are delivering on our mission to democratize the API economy through our complete, open source API management platform, both on-premises and in the cloud.”

About WSO2

WSO2 empowers enterprises to build connected businesses and accelerate their pace of innovation with the industry’s only lean, fully integrated, and 100% open source enterprise middleware platform. Using WSO2’s platform, enterprises have all the functionality to build, integrate, manage, secure and analyze their APIs, applications, Web services, and microservices—on-premises, in the cloud, on mobile devices, and across the Internet of Things. Leading enterprise customers worldwide rely on WSO2’s platform and its robust performance and governance 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 to learn more, or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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1 Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016,” by Randy Heffner with Christopher Mines, and Amanda LeClair, November 14, 2016.

2 Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016,” November 14, 2016.

3 Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016,” November 14, 2016.

4 Forrester Research, Inc. “The API Management Buyer’s Guide, Q4 2016,” by Randy Heffner with Christopher Mines, and Amanda LeClair, November 14, 2016.

5 Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016,” November 14, 2016.

6 Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016,” November 14, 2016.