Why your business needs MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager

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As technology continues to evolve, so does the way that business operates. One piece of technology that has significantly changed business in recent years are Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

An API is a set of rules and protocols allowing software applications to interact. In other words, it enables different pieces of software to ‘talk’ to each other and exchange data.

API management is the process of governing, creating, and maintaining APIs; it includes policies for how they are used and accessed. Part of API management is about ensuring that they are consistent and useable, whether creating them for internal or external use.

As more organisations move towards digital transformation, API management has become increasingly important. It is an integral part of creating a successful API strategy. It can help organisations to control costs, reduce risks, and increase efficiency. When done well, it can also improve the overall quality of an organisation’s APIs.

What benefits does MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager deliver?

API management is no longer merely a concern of application developers. Getting API management right has become a concern for developers through to the business’ leaders. MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager provides the following benefits, making it a compelling platform to leverage:

Speed up application delivery

Faster application delivery can lead to increased revenue. If your organisation can get new features and functionality to market quickly, you are likely to see an increase in customers and users. Faster application delivery can also lead to increased efficiency within your organisation. If you can deliver new features and functionality quickly, you will save time and money on development and testing.

Regarding application delivery, MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform makes life much easier for developers. API Manager allows developers to create APIs easily and then quickly connect their applications to any data source.

Anypoint API Manager provides many features that help speed up application delivery, a few key features include:

  • A graphical user interface that makes it easy to create and manage APIs.
  • A built-in API gateway that provides security.
  • A library of pre-built connectors that make it easy to connect to any data source or third-party system.

You might have templates or APIs from previous projects that you can leverage. You can also automate the development of these to reduce the time spent. With Anypoint Platform, developers can reuse previous APIs and focus on building their applications rather than worrying about the underlying infrastructure. So your business can deliver applications faster and with fewer errors.

Maintain security and governance

By ensuring that APIs are secure and well-governed, you can protect your data and assets and ensure your applications remain available and performant.

API security is essential for several reasons:

  • APIs are often used to access sensitive data, such as customer information or financial data. If an API is not secured correctly, this data could be compromised.
  • Threat actors can use APIs to launch denial of service (DoS) attacks, which can cause significant disruptions to businesses.
  • APIs are often used to connect disparate systems, making them a prime target for attackers seeking to exploit vulnerabilities in those systems.

API Manager includes a unified control plane for securing your APIs. By leveraging MuleSoft’s API management capabilities, you can ensure that only authorised developers have access to your APIs and that all traffic is monitored and logged for auditing purposes. 

MuleSoft’s platform makes applying policies and restrictions to control API governance easy and only allows the intended usage. You can maintain a high level of governance over your APIs, protecting your data and assets from potential misuse.

Analyse API performance

You must analyse the performance of your APIs to ensure that you get the most from them. Analytics and reporting allow you to identify and resolve any technical issues that might impact the quality of your API. From there, you can make improvements to performance and security where necessary.

You therefore need a performance monitoring solution to ensure that your APIs provide a high-quality and secure service.

Anypoint API Manager provides a comprehensive and easy-to-use solution for analysing and reporting on API performance. A couple of the key features include:

  • Real-time monitoring: You can monitor the performance of your APIs in real-time, so you can quickly identify and fix any issues affecting their performance.
  • Detailed reports: Anypoint API Manager provides detailed information on the performance of your APIs, so you can quickly identify and resolve any problems.

Simplify API management

API management aims to help you get the most from your investment. When you simplify the process of API management, you can save time and resources while maintaining control and visibility over your APIs.

MuleSoft’s Anypoint API Manager is a complete solution for managing APIs. It simplifies creating and managing APIs, providing a unified experience for administrators, developers, and consumers. To smoothen management, you can apply security and access policies across all of your APIs, regardless of architecture or language.

MuleSoft’s Anypoint API Manager simplifies API management by providing one place for your organisation to build robust, secure, and easy-to-use APIs. It enables your developers to quickly create and deploy APIs to be easily consumed and used by internal or external users. Additionally, the platform provides extensive capabilities for managing and monitoring APIs.

MakeSense can deploy the Anpypoint Platform in your business

You have a business vision, but are you unsure where to start? As one of the MuleSoft Partners, we know that mapping the next steps of your API led strategy feels daunting. We believe having a second pair of eyes to find direction is the starting point.

MakeSense delivers consulting and strategy, architecture and design, implementation, and support solutions. We are end-to-end MuleSoft experts and wholly believe in the returns generated by the Anypoint Platform.

Our experts can assess your current strategy, make recommendations, and implement a solution with MuleSoft’s platforms. Learn more about our MuleSoft expertise, our end-to-end recruitment support and how we can support your business.

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