WSO2 Presents Four Technical Webinars on Optimizing API Management Best Practices Using WSO2 API Manager

Free WSO2 webinars will examine how IT professionals can manage, analyze, and extend use of their APIs using the 100% open source WSO2 API Manager

Palo Alto, CA – September 12, 2013 – Today, enterprises are taking advantage of managed APIs to create new business opportunities and advance monetization and ecosystem development—effectively extending processes and services to customers, partners, and other groups within the organization. To support this effort, WSO2 will present four technical webinars designed to help IT professionals strengthen their API management capabilities using WSO2 API Manager. The webinars also will preview new capabilities in the soon-to-be-released WSO2 API Manager 1.5.

September 17: Upcoming Features in WSO2 API Manager 1.5

WSO2 API Manager is the first 100% open source API management product to combine easy, managed API access with full API governance and analysis. It provides IT professionals with a full-fledged platform for creating, managing and sharing APIs. This webinar will explore new features and improvements in the forthcoming WSO2 API Manager 1.5, including:

  • OAuth2-based API authentication.
  • New capabilities in throttling and restricting API access.
  • Improved support for custom mediation extensions points, multiple gateway environments, multi-tenancy, and API documentation style.
  • Tracking of API usage statistics with WSO2 Business Activity Monitor.
  • New support for publishing APIs to external API stores.
  • WSO2 API Manager customization.

Jointly presenting the session will be two software engineers on the WSO2 API Manager team, Ruwan Yatawara and Lakmali Baminiwatta. The one-hour webinar, “API Manager 1.5.0 - An Overview of Upcoming Features,” will be held Tuesday, September 17, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT. Visit to learn more.

September 24: Managing Business APIs

A good API business model will ensure that users consume an API securely and pay only for what they use. Most service platforms do not possess this functionality out of the box, presenting a major challenge to API platform providers. This webinar will discuss how WSO2 API Manager addresses these challenges by providing secure access and management capabilities for APIs. Session topics will include how to:

  • Transform Web services, data feed, and external APIs into business APIs.
  • Manage and monitor various aspects of APIs.
  • Deliver secure, scalable and controllable business APIs.
  • Analyze and identify business patterns.

Webinar presenter Vijayasingham “Ratha” Vijayaratha is a senior software engineer on the WSO2 API Manager team, who has also contributed to the development of WSO2 Business Activity Monitor and WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus. The one-hour webinar, “Managing Your Business APIs Using WSO2 API Manager,” will be held Tuesday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT. Visit for more information.

October 1: Understanding Business APIs Via Analytics

As APIs become the de facto standard for exposing business services to the general public, organizations are pushed to select sustainable API strategies that support the organization’s objectives. This webinar will examine how enterprises can leverage WSO2 API Manager to understand business APIs and related usage data through statistics, and present the information as needed. The session will review how IT professionals can:

  • Gather statistics on API invocations, usage, and subscriptions.
  • Summarize and visualize data using WSO2 Business Activity Monitor.
  • Analyze data in real-time and trigger useful business flows.
  • Use Google Analytics to monitor API traffic.

Co-presenting are Dinusha Senanayaka, senior software engineer, and Amila De Silva, software engineer, who are both part of the WSO2 API Manager team. The one-hour webinar, “Understanding Your Business APIs Through Statistics Using WSO2 API Manager,” will be held Tuesday, October 1, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT. To learn more, visit

October 8: Extensible API Management

To compete, enterprises need to open up their business processes and services to an increasing number of partners and other connected devices. This webinar will explore how organizations can address these challenges and extend their reach by taking advantage of an extensible API management platform. The session will begin by reviewing the evolution of APIs. It then will discuss why an API should be extensible, and how to design an extensible API. Additionally, the webinar will cover best practices for extending APIs by highlighting real-world use cases.

Jointly presenting the webinar will be Lalaji Sureshika and Nuwan Dias, who are both WSO2 senior software engineers. The one-hour webinar, “WSO2 Advantage Webinar - Extensible API Management,” will be held Tuesday, October 8, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT. Visit for more information.

About WSO2 API Manager

WSO2 API Manager is the first 100% open source API management product to combine easy, managed API access with full API governance and analysis. As the first API management product to offer an API Store, it lets IT organizations set up their own Apple or Google Marketplace-like store where developers can easily subscribe to and consume APIs. Meanwhile it provides API publishers with complete API lifecycle governance—from creating to publishing, deprecating and retiring APIs—as well as analytics and metrics to support decision-making and enforce service-level agreement (SLA) policies.

WSO2 API Manager is built on the same WSO2 technology used by enterprises around the world, including a Global 1000 company that is handling more than 1 billion API calls per day. For more information on WSO2 API Manager, visit

About WSO2

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