Published: 19 Mar 2015
The boundaries of the traditional enterprise are blurring, as organizations open their on-premises data and application functionality for use in new internal and external applications. APIs form the foundation of this open enterprise, allowing enterprises to reuse their existing information assets across organizational boundaries.
To realize the business value of APIs and avoid the security and performance pitfalls of exposing enterprise systems, it is vital to deploy technology that enables and simplifies key API management processes related to interface composition, security, performance optimization, lifecycle management and developer engagement.
Full-featured API management solutions aim to make it simple for even the most security-conscious organizations to open their information assets for use by partner organizations, third-party developers, mobile apps and cloud services, without impacting data security or the performance of backend systems.