API Fortress and Axway automate API testing across the agile product development lifecycle

API Fortress, a leader in continuous API testing, providing a complete suite of cloud or on-premises tools for agile development and CI/CD workflows, announces a beta release of an integration with Axway to automate API testing across the agile product development lifecycle.

With just the click of a “Build from Axway” button, developers and QA testers can work in parallel with instant feedback about API quality, thereby allowing teams to significantly shorten release cycles as well as standardize approved API tests for all internal and external API development on Axway. Anyone can log into an API Fortress account to see the integration.

Many enterprises including financial services and Insurance (FSI), banks, online retailers, and digital media services look to Axway and API Fortress to help tackle unique challenges on their paths to complete digital transformation.

While new regulations such as PSD2 (Open Banking) and evolving consumer preferences for more sophisticated digital experiences push enterprises to speed up innovation, many IT leaders fear the risks that acceleration may have with costly software defects that expose financial data.

Patrick Poulin, CEO at API Fortress, says, “‘Innovation speed’ and ‘data usability’ are the currency of a world in which digital experience decides winners. That means APIs have become the backbone for many companies. Our integration with Axway, a global leader in API management, signals a tipping point for IT leaders to rewrite the belief that increased speed means greater risk. With the Axway integration, we give our customers a purpose-built solution to maintain consistent API quality at any speed.”

Axel Grosse, VP of Innovation at Axway, remarks, “When combining Axway with API Fortress, business owners can deliver new APIs quicker, safer, and with more confidence. FSI organizations should standardize API testing on a single end-to-end platform to help maintain control over financial data exposure.”