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Layer7 API Gateway – Did You Know? Microsoft Forefront TMG Replacement

By Greg Thompson | November 20, 2019

Most people familiar with APIs know the role of an API Gateway, which is typically used to secure access to APIs and provide capabilities such as threat protection, rate limiting, authentication, and authorization. The Layer7 API Gateway does all of this and much, much more. This series of posts will highlight scenarios where the Layer7…

Denial of Service Attacks on The Rise!

By Alex Forsyth | November 13, 2019

Current industry reports for 2019 regarding Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks indicate a 776% increase for loads between 100 Gbps and 400 Gbps*.  As the demand rises for companies to expose more API’s to the public, it becomes much more important to be able to quickly respond to cybercrime threats and changing tactics.   We…

Enriching and Externalizing Gateway Metrics to Splunk

By Ping Tan | November 11, 2019

Overview Gateway metrics are a critical piece of intel to determine the health of Services and traffic throughput on an API Gateway. Using Layer7 API Management as an example, there are a few ways we can obtain this information: Policy Manager: Dashboard, PAPIM (Precision API Monitoring), sending this information to a monitoring solution via Gateway…

DevOps: REST API Execution Through Bash Shell Scripting III

By Thomas Cheng | October 28, 2019

A Simple Framework (Experiences) This is the third and last part of the paper proposing a framework that enables DevOps teams to issue REST API calls via bash shell scripts. This part shares some experiences/lessons learned from real world applications. Experiences It would be nice if API publishers simply provided an API client SDK in…

DevOps: REST API Execution Through Bash Shell Scripting II

By Thomas Cheng | October 24, 2019

A Simple Framework (Extension) This is the second part of the paper proposing a framework that enables DevOps teams to issue REST API calls via bash shell scripts. This part discusses the extension beyond the core of the proposed framework. The third part shares some lessons learned from real world applications. The Basics The basic…

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API World 2019: Event Recap

By Jaime Ryan | October 21, 2019

For the last eight years, API practitioners and vendors have descended on San Jose, right down the road from the Broadcom headquarters, for the annual API World conference. This year, the Layer7 API Management team was joined at the show by our colleagues from Continuous Testing and AIOps to talk about full lifecycle API Management.…

Should Your API Gateway be Considered Part of Your API Management Platform?

By Geoff Duck | October 17, 2019

Recently at API world I was able to see many new Enterprise API architectures (“marketechtures,” as one engineering director called it, got few laughs but I chuckled quietly to myself) including some high-level diagrams from large well-known providers of services leveraged by enterprises and common end-users alike. Several companies separate the concept of API Gateways…

DevOps: REST API Execution Through Bash Shell Scripting

By Thomas Cheng | October 2, 2019

A Simple Framework: Core This is the first part of a paper proposing a framework that enables DevOps teams to issue REST API calls via bash shell scripts. The second part of the paper discusses the extension beyond the core of the proposed framework. The third part shares some experiences learned from real world applications.…

Alexa, start the car: IoT in the automotive industry

By Charlotte | July 16, 2019

How APIs fuel the connected car and why security is essential to IoT development From the outside, today’s cars look similar to their counterparts from 10 or even 20 years ago. But on the inside, they have been transformed by technology. Cars have retained their core functionality, but integrated connectivity, sensors, and systems have led…

APIs and the Smart City

By Amy Vujanich | July 19, 2018

Exploring the role of APIs in enabling smart city initiatives As cities grow and evolve, so do the issues that local governments need to address. Leveraging technology to provide public services more efficiently and intelligently is one approach that dozens of cities across the globe are doing. Examples include everything from connected streetlights to full-service…

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