Across industry sectors, the boundaries of the traditional enterprise are blurring, as organizations open up their on-premise data and application functionality to partner organizations, the Web, mobile apps, smart devices and the cloud. APIs (application programming interfaces) form the foundation of this new open enterprise, allowing enterprises to reuse their existing information assets across organizational boundaries.
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. Full-featured API Management solutions also provide functionality for managing the developers who build applications that leverage enterprise APIs.
This white paper details the 5 essential pillars of API management and which components are required for effective, enterprise-level API Management. Download now to find out more.