September 8, 2021

Akana Recognized as a Leader in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for API Management and Security, 2021

API Lifecycle Management
Digital Transformation

In the latest publication of the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for API Management and Security, Alexei Balanganski makes the point that, “[today], APIs can be found everywhere – at homes and in mobile devices, in corporate networks and in the cloud, even in industrial environments, to say nothing about the Internet of Things.” Almost every development project calls on APIs and almost every business application depends on them to run – so the need for modern API management with comprehensive security is a business necessity.

This year, the Leadership Compass looked at organizations addressing API management and API security. Vendors were evaluated based on multiple criteria ranging from functionality and usability to number of customers and licensing models.

We are pleased to announce that Akana has been ranked a leader in Innovation, Product, and Technology.

In the digital economy, API management success is directly related to business success.

Capabilities required to be evaluated include:

  • API design functions
  • API productization and monetization
  • Microservices management
  • Developer Portal and tools (DevOps)
  • API vulnerability management
  • Analytics and security compliance
  • Strong internal security
  • Scalability and performance

In the product leadership category, KuppingerCole looks at the functional capabilities in each vendor’s product. In innovation, they evaluate if companies have a customer-oriented approach to upgrades. This requires delivering both customer requested and additional new functionality, while maintaining backwards compatibility. The technology category is achieved by leading in both product and innovation.

KuppingerCole recognized Akana for:

“Delivering fully integrated end-to-end API development, management, and security capabilities across multi-cloud and hybrid environments.”

The analyst goes on to state:

“Customers that need a single platform for solving a variety of business challenges (from modern application development to mainframe modernization) might look no further.”

Akana has a footprint with leading enterprises in verticals including financial services, manufacturing, and travel. The solution makes it easy to create and deploy APIs, with powerful security and enormous scale. Plus, the Perforce Akana team is a true partner for your digital transformation and ongoing success. Even better, Akana delivers competitive pricing, which can lead to a faster ROI and lower TCO than competitive products. 

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