Fully configurable solution
Thanks to its extensive pre-built authentication methods and easy customisation capabilities, the solution makes it much easier to ensure security for heterogeneous applications by combining external authentication methods with ones that are onsite. Among others, it provides a user (authenticated by external IDP) with appropriate access to Kerberos secured services.
We configured this solution following a “hub & spoke IdP” strategy. Acting as an IDP proxy in front to external IDPs, our solution centralises user sessions, avoiding un-necessary re-authentication. The result is a seamless, single sign-on experience for the user, resulting in faster and simpler access to all available resources.
Non intrusive approach
The loose-coupled capabilities enabled a non-intrusive approach to securing the existing customer applications. In fact, segragating perimetric and applicative authentication leverages the integration of heterogeneous applications and identity providers whilst minimising code development.
Cost effective solution
Unlike competitors, the API gateway from Axway is not based on a per-user pricing model. Axway’s pricing model is based on the number of CPUs for both licensing and support. This allows for competitive costs and fine control of the budget regarding potential increase of users.
Scalable and reliable solution
Axway API Gateway is built on a patented processing engine that supports large API deployments in production. This native-code engine processes API delivery tasks at wire speed and can offload many XML and security tasks from the back-end application infrastructure. This requires no proprietary hardware and scales linearly with physical and virtual resources, delivering the same high performance in any form factor.