What is API Connect?

API Connect is a complete, modern, intuitive and scalable API platform that lets you create, securely expose, manage and monetize APIs across clouds so that you and your customers can power digital applications and spur innovation.

API management leaders

Forrester’s latest report names IBM as a leader among 15 API management solution providers

Meet the advanced features of API Connect

API manager is an intuitive user interface that lets you manage APIs for internal use or to externally monetize and manage services as REST or SOAP APIs.

IBM DataPower® Gateway

More about DataPower Gateway

IBM’s industry-leading gateway can secure, control and log API traffic and interactions on an enterprise level, handling complex integrations and supporting containers while maintaining performance.

Share your APIs with application developers through a company-branded portal. Developers can discover and subscribe to APIs as well as register and deploy associated applications.

Get all the tools your API developers need for modeling, developing and testing APIs and LoopBack® applications, and then publishing them to API Connect.

Let your cloud administrator easily configure, manage and monitor your API Connect on-premises cloud with a simple user interface.

IBM API Connect benefits

Securely unlock assets

Securely expose existing business services via APIs to new mobile, IoT and web applications.

Drive innovation

Attract and engage developers through API socialization with enterprise governance built-in.

Gain insights

Gain insights into which APIs are having the largest impact on an organization's API program.

Expand revenue channels

Capture new revenue sources through monetization of an organization's API program.

By working with more than 500 API Connect clients, the IBM team has refined the API platform to expertly handle the vast majority of potential business use cases. Here are the top five.

Secure your APIs

Securely expose existing systems of record, databases or services through APIs to develop new mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and web applications by easily applying built-in policies to help secure, control and mediate API delivery with virtually unmatched scale.

Secure APIs

A secure API gateway for ideal API security in form factors including appliance, virtual and Docker API gateway

Manage your APIs

Rapidly publish, govern, socialize, analyze, monitor and monetize APIs with built-in capabilities at every stage of the lifecycle, from planning, designing and developing to testing, deploying and retiring.

Manage APIs

An API management platform for application lifecycle management, or ALM

Socialize your APIs

Engage internal and external API consumers through both a company-branded self-service portal and community-building capabilities, driving API discovery and monetization, and broadening business and partnerships.

Socialize APIs

How to make APIs discoverable to developers

Test and monitor your APIs

Rely on automated and collaborative no-code testing to consistently produce high-quality APIs. Monitor API health and set up notifications so you solve potential problems before customers see them.

Test and monitor APIs

How to test APIs, monitor APIs and get alerts on API health

Create new APIs

Accelerate API developer productivity with simplified methods and a built-in toolkit, allowing them to automatically create APIs that expose data, microservices, enterprise applications and SaaS services.

Create APIs

Easily and securely build new APIs

IBM API Connect versions

API Connect Lite

Provision a fully managed API Connect instance on the IBM Cloud.  Lite is designed for developers and is available at no charge.

API Connect Enterprise

Building on Professional, Enterprise is aimed at enterprise-level environments, provides advanced analytics and includes the DataPower® Gateway.

API Connect Test & Monitor

Available as a powerful standalone API testing and monitoring solution that is fully automated, collaborative, and designed for you. No code required and completely free.

Get started with API Connect

Take control of your API ecosystem while propelling your API strategy forward. API Connect is a market-leading API management solution for automated API creation, simple asset discovery, self-service developer access and built-in security and governance.