MuleSoft unveils new seamless API security and management capabilities

Meir Amiel, Chief Product Officer for MuleSoft

MuleSoft, an integration and API platform has announced brand new universal Application Programming Interface (API) management capabilities that enable IT teams to securely create, manage and govern any API across any global environment and technology.

The universal API management capabilities include Anypoint Flex Gateway, API Manager, API Experience Hub, API Designer with event-driven capabilities, and API Governance.

These capabilities are built directly on Anypoint Platform which is MuleSoft’s unified platform for leveraging integration, API management and automation for customers.

They transform MuleSoft’s platform into a more open, flexible and scalable solution for businesses to accelerate innovation and create seamless digital experiences faster.

Hybrid and distributed ecosystems add complexity

The proliferation of digital touch points and the growing need to create seamless digital experiences for employees and customers, calls for creating more APIs than ever before.

As a matter of fact, organizations at the moment leverage over 800 applications on average, and  96% of them currently use public or private APIs which is up from 80% last year.

At the same time, hybrid working environments and the distributed ecosystems have become the new norm and this phenomenon adds to the complexity tools in the IT sector.

According to Deloitte, 97% of IT managers are planning to take a best-of-breed approach by distributing workloads across clouds to boost resilience and support regulation.

Distributed ecosystems result in data silos, limited reuse, inconsistent governance and security across services, and limited visibility with many consoles across cloud vendors.

API management delivers agility, flexibility, and scale

To navigate these hybrid and distributed ecosystems, IT teams can use MuleSoft’s new universal API management capabilities on Anypoint Platform to design, build, deploy, operate, and discover all of their organization’s APIs, from anywhere and in a single place.

Benefits accruing from API management capabilities on MuleSoft

Adapt to any architecture with a flexible, lightweight gateway to manage and secure any service

IT teams can deliver the performance required for the most demanding applications and provide enterprise security and manageability across any API environment or architecture.

Deploy and monitor services across any cloud or environment

Developers and IT managers are facilitated to enable scaling effectively through operating and monitoring their APIs across any cloud or environment from a single place.

Accelerate time to market by discovering APIs built anywhere in the enterprise or composing new APIs in any language

Developers now have the flexibility to model APIs in any specification in the MuleSoft API Designer, for any purpose for example micro services, event-driven and much more aspects.

Additionally, Information Technology developers can find, explore and consume APIs that were designed anywhere, in a single place with MuleSoft’s API Experience Hub.

Build trust without sacrificing agility by defining central governance rules and applying them to any API at scale

With API Governance, companies can operationalize governance across their enterprise APIs.

This is very critical in helping organisations to comply with industry regulations and internal design standards, without adding unnecessary friction onto development plans.

Comments on MuleSoft’s universal API solutions

Eileen Rizzo, is the Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology at Ashley Stewart Inc. and she appreciated the milestone achieved so far.

“We are upgrading our e-commerce platform to better serve our clients and meet their needs.”

“By leveraging the MuleSoft platform, Ashley Stewart can quickly create and scale seamless omnichannel experiences for our customers, regardless of how they shop.”

“By unifying disparate data and systems, such as our order management and point of sale systems, through leveraging MuleSoft’s unified platform for integration, API, and automation, Ashley Stewart can currently deliver IT projects two to three times faster than before.”

Vasil Valkov, the Director for software development and DevOps at Hologic is buoyant.

“As a leader medical tech, Hologic is pioneering digital transformation by building a single platform across sales and services teams to efficiently meet our customer needs.”

“API management capabilities on MuleSoft help us to centralize data from disparate systems across different environments and create a 360-degree view of the customer.”

“We are able to scale our customer support and be flexible in any situation to quickly respond to our customers’ needs for critical replacement parts and machine maintenance.”

Meir Amiel is the Chief Product Officer at MuleSoft is he is hopefully optimistic.

“In the increasingly digital, work-from-anywhere world, companies have to manage and compose thousands of APIs spanning different teams, environments and technologies.”

“MuleSoft’s new universal API management capabilities on Anypoint Platform bring companies much closer to their aim of achieving the composable business vision, by allowing them to choose and integrate best-of-breed solutions and compose new services using any API.”

“With consistent enterprise security and management of APIs across all environments, teams can focus on innovating, scaling and delivering new digital experiences without restraint.”