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The increasing number of IT users and resources in enterprises necessitates improved identity management that is both secure and efficient. However, this management is getting increasingly complicated, which explains why we need access to comprehensive identity controls...

The increasing number of IT systems need to communicate seamlessly, to avoid the perils of siloed and disjoined architecture. Growing number of users and resources in enterprises necessitates improved identity management that is both secure and efficient. All those and more challenges can be resolved in a reliable, fast and easy way with WSO2, an open-source platform for integration of enterprise systems.

What is WSO2?

WSO2 is a comprehensive open-source platform for easy integration of enterprise systems. It makes system integration easy, with ESB, Identity Server, API management, access control and native cloud and microservices architecture support.

We love using it because it makes any system integration work so much more efficient, as described in our page here: WSO2 & System Integration.

WSO2 Identity Server

WSO2 Identity Server is an open-source identity server that can connect and manage a wide range of identities across various software, including mobile devices, APIs, Cloud, and IoT. It’s the most effective tool to cover this range since a single user ID allows users to utilize permissions that they have been granted to access information securely. In addition, the credential management task secures resources that each user has access to without the security of those resources being jeopardized at any time.

Why WSO2 platform is the best option for your organisation?

WSO2 is used by thousands of companies globally, and has a vibrant community of open-source developers. Thanks to open-source licensing you can deploy it for any projects, without the usual licensing restrictions, and you have the freedom of modifying the source code to suit your specific integration needs. This gives you full flexibility, control and speed, while maintaining all the benefits of proprietary software as well as wide and deep ecosystem of tools.

Cloud-native, future-proof deployment support

Most businesses have started to appreciate the advantages of containers over virtual machines. This requires all apps that operate in an enterprise setting to be compatible with containers. Being cloud-native entails taking full advantage of the benefits of containers/cloud platforms. WSO2 has been developing cloud-native versions of its middleware stack even before the term cloud-native was coined, and it has continued to improve the product stack to take advantage of the same. 

You can build Event-driven architectures through streaming integration...

With data becoming the most valuable asset for enterprises, real-time data processing has become a key feature of the middleware stack. Kafka is one of the leaders in creating an event-driven architecture that can handle real-time data processing. WSO2 StreamSifter’s streaming integration component works well with event brokers like Kafka. In addition, it adds significant value to the event-driven architecture by providing powerful stream processing capabilities such as filtering, cleaning, transformation, aggregation, and more.

The digital transformation project benefits companies’ IT budgets and reduces TCO by getting started with a smaller investment…

Getting budget approvals for starting new IT projects to replace old technology platforms is one of the difficulties. Because most of these projects, such as API programs, digital transformation efforts, and hybrid integration efforts, take a long time to pay off (1–3 years), receiving approval for a million-dollar investment might be difficult. Instead, most businesses would find it more convenient to start with a modest sum and then expand as the benefits become visible to company executives and the rest of the staff. WSO2’s clear and simple cost model allows most IT projects to get off the ground without spending a lot of money to show the technology simply. In addition, because it is open-source, the software has all of the functionality that the licensed version offers.

Users may now build effective microservice platforms thanks to modern protocols like gRPC, graphQL, and WebSocket...

With consumers demanding more information access, business architects have gone beyond the traditional HTTP-based services to create more efficient, high-performing services using protocols like gRPC, graphQL, and WebSocket. The latest technologies are becoming increasingly popular among microservice teams, and a middleware platform must support these protocols. Websockets provide a simple and efficient mechanism for creating real-time, streaming APIs that can deliver data as soon as updates occur on the backend. Users can ask for data from APIs based on their specific requirements rather than receiving data that the system must supply via a static API. With WSO2’s open API, users may now create platform-independent, high-performance client-server interactions with a data-centred approach utilizing protocol buffers. These protocols are easily integrated into WSO2.

An all-in-one platform with built-in Integration, API Management, and Identity and Access Management tools to create an integrated API supply chain...

In the 20th century, establishing an efficient supply chain for physical items had revolutionized the manufacturing sector. APIs are the cutting-edge technologies of the 21st century. As a result, the software industry will be revolutionized as soon as an integrated API supply chain is developed. The WSO2 platform consists of three primary components, API Manager, Integration, and Identity Server, that work together to form an integrated API ecosystem. Each domain has its own set of unique characteristics related to the features provided by each component. 

Excellent support for generating automatic CICD pipelines utilizing a range of automation technologies.

ESBs, Application Servers, and similar enterprise middleware solutions were designed to operate for months (even years) without interruption. The teams that used these technologies were hesitant to adapt, and the people who led them had a similar mentality. With the advent of SOA and Microservices, this mentality has evolved considerably, with teams now valuing the ability to adopt changes regularly more than ever before. A successful platform for a business is an interconnected ecosystem that includes backend legacy services, microservices, integration platforms, API platforms, and other technologies. The platform should be able to integrate and collaborate with other platforms. When it comes to automating the platform, the entire ecosystem should embrace automation tools and join a larger CICD pipeline. The WSO2 platform includes several tools to help you automate processes and create an integrated pipeline. 

With API monetization support, you can improve your company’s ROI by using a reusable platform...

An IT-focused approach is common to most API projects and digital transformation projects. Early involvement by the business makes it simpler to align these initiatives with corporate goals rather than creating their own goals that are unrelated to the company. By allowing developers to reuse services and APIs, an API-driven platform increases the return on investment in various ways, including cost savings, faster time to market, and creating new business possibilities. Some APIs can also be made available as monetized APIs to obtain the platform’s advantages immediately. WSO2’s built-in API reuse and monetization capabilities allow businesses to create successful IT initiatives that won’t go out of business after a while due to a lack of commercial value. 

WSO2 offers the most comprehensive product support for businesses.

WSO2 has a distinct culture in which engineers who work on the firm’s products go through several roles during their profession. They typically develop as contractors while working as support engineers, pre-sales engineers, and evangelists in their profession. The culture of support engineers in this firm, coupled with the fact that there is a steady supply of engineers who built the product, means that there are several excellent engineers available to assist customers in getting rapid solutions to their problems at any given moment. At the same time, they allow other support engineers to have product expertise by hosting enablement sessions, and most support engineers become contributors. This linked engineering culture allows the WSO2 support staff to deliver the most comprehensive assistance when things go wrong in a custom setting. 

With AI assistance, you can easily scale your defences to match the ever-changing threat landscape...

With more APIs being used to expose company data about various domains, including finance, healthcare, retail, banking, and others, it has become one of the most popular targets for malicious attackers. Due to this reason, a static policy-based security model for APIs would not be adequate for your corporate platform. In such situations, more advanced security capabilities based on contemporary technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) can come to the rescue. Therefore, WSO2 has teamed up with PingIntelligence, a prominent API security provider, to create secure APIs through the use of the following features. 

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You can read more about WSO2 on their informative website here: http://wso2.com

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