Thinking in Policy

The gateway product line focuses on the world of APIs and Services and is a part of your network and security infrastructure. The Gateway functions as a reverse proxy that deeply inspects network requests and responses from external client software, ranging from mobile applications to web browsers to business systems.The gateway secures and protects your APIs and services from attacks, making them safe for public use. You can also use it to orchestrate related API calls into composite functions.
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The 
Layer7 API Gateway
product line focuses on the world of APIs and Services and is a part of your network and security infrastructure. The Gateway functions as a reverse proxy that deeply inspects network requests and responses from external client software, ranging from mobile applications to web browsers to business systems.
The
Layer7 API Gateway
secures and protects your APIs and services from attacks, making them safe for public use. You can also use it to orchestrate related API calls into composite functions.
Unlike a workflow product or an ESB, the Gateway is not capable of very long lived workflow management and therefore is not suited to some pure ESB or Workflow use cases.
The following sections explain:
  • How the product works and provides valuable information to prospective policy authors and architects.
  • Core concepts of how the Gateway is configured and how these configuration items are used.
  • How the policy language can address common use cases.
  • Best practices for enterprise deployment to help you devise a strategy to move configuration between the corporate environments.