API lifecycle management

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There’s more to managing APIs than simply creating, testing and deploying

With Tyk’s API lifecycle management solution, you can manage every stage of your APIs quickly and easily.

Flex, scale and transform your business with Tyk, no matter how large your footprint or how complex your needs may be.

Available to install and self-manage, in the cloud and as a Kubernetes operator.


Trusted by global enterprises

Vast global enterprises use Tyk’s full API lifecycle management solution. Some of our users include:

Create, test and implement with ease

Our API lifecycle management solution makes it easy to create from scratch, design using the OpenAPI Specification, modernise legacy APIs and more.

Mould and flex our solution around your business needs regardless of the scale, complexity or geographical spread of your enterprise.

Deploy, discover and develop flexibly

API lifecycle management is a continual process as your business grows and evolves.

You can use Tyk’s solution not just to deploy your APIs but to discover their usage and to develop them flexibly through a dynamic versioning process that allows you to run multiple versions concurrently as part of a managed migration.

Monitor, analyse and enhance consumption

With Tyk’s central control plane, you can analyse and manage anything from a single API to multiple gateways in multiple data centres.

Use detailed analytics to make business and investment decisions around the consumption and monetization of your APIs.

Discover the value of API lifecycle management to your enterprise

Scale faster, work better

Managing each step in your API lifecycle effectively means you can operate securely, grow efficiently and scale smoothly.

With Tyk you can import your APIs, support versioning strategies, document and publish your API into a catalogue for discovery. You can understand consumption through analytics and support CI/CD with minimal effort.

From strategic design and creation through to deprecation and retirement, Tyk puts you in control.

Tell me more

API usage, and the need to govern it, is increasing rapidly driven by remote working, platforms, ecosystems, innovations, digital transformations and regulations. Application leaders should use this Magic Quadrant to find the right API life cycle management vendor for their organization’s needs.

Gartner, “2020 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management”, Paolo Malinverno, Kimihiko Iijima, Mark O’Neill, John Santoro, Shameen Pillai, Akash Jain, September 22, 2020”

We’re more than just a gateway – we’re a full API lifecycle management solution

Easier deployment management

With Tyk’s API lifecycle management in place, you can deploy APIs securely, easily and efficiently.

Deep dive analytics

Understanding how your APIs are performing is a powerful tool for driving business decisions and identifying any problems.

Flexible versioning

Need to change your API? No problem! Our API lifecycle management solution facilitates a strategic approach to versioning.

Collaborate safely, efficiently and securely

We’ve built powerful governance and auditing capabilities into Tyk. From highly regulated environments to multi-region teams and complex infrastructures, we ensure you have what you need.

Deploy your way, without changing your stack

Would you like to install Tyk and self-manage it? Run it in the cloud? Or perhaps as a Kubernetes operator? Tyk is designed to work with any and all of these approaches, as well as with hybrid models. Because one size doesn’t fit all.

Focus on your business needs first

Make decisions based on what’s important for your business – not technological limitations. Tyk’s comprehensive API lifecycle management solution frees you up to place your priorities front and centre.

A seriously powerful solution, minus the over-engineering

At Tyk we don’t introduce features for features’ sake. We provide a powerful, secure, open source API lifecycle solution that your enterprise can use to make things better.

Enterprises around the world rely on Tyk to manage their APIs from initial design through to eventual retirement.

By providing a full lifecycle solution, we support your business to get the best out of each and every API, no matter how many you deploy or how much traffic they have.

Our central control plane, the Tyk dashboard, is a key part of our lifecycle management solution. With it, you can understand in detail how your API programme is performing and use that knowledge to implement enhancements through easy and flexible versioning.

Use Tyk’s full lifecycle API management solution to:

Benefit from our lightweight, highly performant API Gateway


Secure, shape and transform your traffic


Handle all of your governance and auditing requirements


Design, implement and test your APIs


Gather and export analytics to drive business decisions


Add API management to Kubernetes

Take control of your APIs today

You have the power to make your enterprise the best that it can be. When it comes to APIs, the way to do that is by using Tyk’s API lifecycle management solution.

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