Mountain View, CA, Oct. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSO2, the world’s leading open source integration vendor, today announced that it has been named by Forrester Research, Inc. as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2018 report1 published on October 29, 2018. The report’s findings were based on a 26-criteria evaluation of the 15 software vendors that Forrester identified as the most significant API management solution providers. To assist application development and delivery professionals with their API strategies and solution selection, Forrester also published the Now Tech: API Management Solutions, Q4 20182 report on October 24, 2018. WSO2 is making copies of both reports available for download at https://wso2.com/resources/analyst-reports/the-forrester-wave-api-management-solutions-q4-2018.

Forrester Reports Highlight Role of APIs in Digital Transformation
The central role of API management in digital transformation and supporting digital businesses is highlighted in both of the new Forrester reports.

The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2018 report3 states, “APIs are a key foundation for digital transformation.” The report4 goes on to note, “Done right, APIs create business agility that fosters the rapid business reconfiguration necessary to continually adapt to an unknown future, revamp customer experience, address regulatory challenges, respond to new and changing competition, and react to a wide range of unpredictable scenarios.”

Meanwhile, the Now Tech: API Management Solutions, report5 observes, “Whether APIs connect an organization’s own applications or connect the organization to multiple digital business ecosystems, API management solutions are key to one’s technology platform and specifically to one’s broader API platform.”

Evaluating WSO2 API Manager
In its evaluation of WSO2 API Manager, The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2018 states6, “WSO2’s open source solution provides a solid base for a variety of API strategies. As the only fully open source solution in our Forrester Wave analysis, WSO2 provides good breadth across all evaluation criteria. Particular strengths include formal life-cycle management and non-REST APIs, both of which facilitate mature and disciplined enterprise API strategies.” The report7 also observes, “Overall, the reference customers provided by WSO2 are highly satisfied with its solution and very satisfied with the vendor.”

“We are honored to be recognized as the only fully open source API management vendor in  Forrester’s newest API management Wave, which provides valuable insights into the integral role of API management in enabling digital transformation,” said WSO2 CEO Tyler Jewell. “We believe that the naming of WSO2 as a ‘Leader’ in The Forrester Wave: API Management Solutions, Q4 2018 report is another milestone for open source—demonstrating that a community-oriented approach can deliver leading, market-accepted enterprise technology. We thank our customers, contributors, and partners for their participation in our platform code and for increasing the velocity of innovation that made this moment possible.”

About WSO2
WSO2 is the world’s #1 open source integration vendor, helping digital-driven organizations become integration agile. Customers choose us for our broad integrated platform, approach to open source, and agile transformation methodology. The company’s hybrid platform for developing, reusing, running and managing integrations prevents lock-in through open source software that runs on-premises or in the cloud. Today, hundreds of leading brands and thousands of global projects execute 6 trillion transactions annually using WSO2 integration technologies. Visit https://wso2.com to learn more.

1Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2018,” by Randy Heffner with Christopher Mines, Allison Vizgaitis, and Diane Lynch, October 29, 2018.

2Forrester Research, Inc. “Now Tech: API Management Solutions, Q4 2018,” by Randy Heffner with Christopher Mines, Allison Vizgaitis, and Andrew Reese, October 24, 2018.

3Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2018,” October 29, 2018.

4Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2018,” October 29, 2018.

5Forrester Research, Inc. “Now Tech: API Management Solutions, Q4 2018,” October 24, 2018.

6Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2018,” October 29, 2018.

7Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2018,” October 29, 2018.

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