4 Jul, 2024 | 3 min read

WSO2 Named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: API Management Software, Q3 2024

  • Christopher Davey
  • VP & General Manager - API Management - WSO2

Here’s a look at how we scored and our key takeaways from the report

We're thrilled to be recognized as a Leader in The Forrester WaveTM: API Management Software, Q3 2024! We believe this recognition validates our commitment to empowering businesses with the tools they need to unlock the full potential of their APIs.

The Forrester Wave™ consists of a 24-criterion evaluation of the 15 API management providers that matter the most and highlights some key considerations for anyone evaluating an API management solution.

Within the strategy category, WSO2 received the highest score possible, in the following criteria: vision, innovation, partner ecosystem, and adoption. In the current offering category, WSO2 received the highest score possible in API product management, API policy and security, formal lifecycle management, architecture and deployment options, and three other criteria.

Here are some of our key takeaways from the recent Forrester Wave™ report.

Aligning with Your API Strategy

At WSO2, we understand that a "one size fits all" approach simply doesn't work when it comes to API management. The Forrester Wave™ report emphasizes this point, highlighting the importance of choosing a platform that aligns with your specific strategy. That's why we offer a comprehensive suite of solutions, including our open-source WSO2 API Manager and API Platform for Kubernetes as well as our cloud-native Choreo platform. This allows you to choose the deployment model that best suits your needs, whether you're an enterprise seeking on-premise control or a growing business looking for a flexible SaaS solution.

Focus on Advanced API Strategies and Innovation

The report recognizes WSO2 for providing a "breadth of features for advanced API strategies.” We take pride in continuously innovating to stay ahead of the curve. Our vision, as highlighted in the report, is to simplify your technology stack while enabling you to create engaging and secure digital experiences. We actively invest in research and development, collaborating with academic institutions, open-source communities, and industry analysts. This ensures our solutions continue to address the evolving needs of the API landscape. Our roadmap reflects this commitment, focusing on areas like Kubernetes-native deployments, API product development with monetization capabilities, and advanced security and governance features.

Strong Customer Focus and Collaboration

The Forrester Wave™ report notes the importance of "planning for future evolution." At WSO2, we understand your business needs can change, and they can change rapidly. That's why we prioritize strong customer relationships. Our dedicated customer success teams, as noted in the report, proactively manage key metrics and milestones, ensuring your goals are met along the way. We also foster a robust partner ecosystem. Our collaboration with leading solution providers allows us to offer you a broader range of expertise and solutions to address your specific challenges.

Flexibility and Governance for Diverse Needs

The report highlights the "broad variation in API programs." We believe WSO2 offers a solution that caters to this diversity. We excel in API lifecycle management, providing robust versioning and migration tools, ensuring a smooth transition for your users. Our solutions support various protocols, including deep support for GraphQL and asynchronous APIs, enabling you to leverage modern architectural patterns. Additionally, we offer more control through customizable lifecycles and policies, allowing you to tailor governance to your specific needs.

Security and Monetization

Security and monetization are crucial aspects of any API management strategy. The Forrester Wave™ report acknowledges WSO2's strengths in this area. We offer advanced security features to protect your APIs, along with robust tools for defining API products with monetization plans.

Focus on Partnerships

The report recognizes WSO2's strong relationships with leading global system integrators (GSIs). This collaborative approach extends beyond GSIs. We believe in the power of partnerships to achieve business objectives, and we actively work with solution providers across the industry to deliver comprehensive solutions for our customers.

The WSO2 Advantage and a Look Ahead

Building on this momentum, our recent acquisition by EQT further underscores WSO2's strength and future potential. This partnership will enable us to accelerate our innovation and expand our capabilities to provide you with even more top-notch API management solutions. Read more about what this means for WSO2.

Experience WSO2 for Yourself

For those interested in evaluating our industry-leading solutions, we offer several options:

We invite you to try out our solutions or contact us and discover how WSO2 can empower your digital transformation journey.