APIs teach IT systems to talk to other IT systems, people, sensors and pretty much everything else around us. They gather valuable (customer) information and give access to your systems. This creates new business opportunities and a lot of cool integrated collaborations. But who will guard your services and data and track user behavior? The solution lies in a centralized approach through an API first strategy. Below, we’ll share our thoughts on the key requirements.
APIs are easily shareable. You hand out keys to your IT professionals, so they can get to work wherever they are. Same goes for the users of your applications, that gain access to your services with one click of a button. Your API Management solution should help you govern and monitor all your APIs and their keys at the same platform. Here, you publish and update your APIs, and monitor access and usage.