SmartBear Recognized in First Entry in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management

SmartBear Recognized by Gartner for its Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — May 07, 2018 —

SmartBear, the leader in software quality tools for teams, is recognized in the Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management[1] published by Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. This is the first time SmartBear is included in this Magic Quadrant due to the company’s completeness of vision and ability to execute, offering its expanding portfolio of best-of-breed API tools, including Swagger, SoapUI, ServiceV Pro and AlertSite.


The API economy has captured the attention of business and technology leaders alike with organizations trying to leverage APIs to meet business demand and drive innovation through digital channels. To satisfy various consumer needs and create strategic value through APIs in an increasingly competitive ecosystem, organizations must approach their API strategy with discipline, focus and consistency across every phase of the API’s lifecycle, from planning and design, to testing and deployment. But challenges like easy reuse of API infrastructure across various lifecycle phases, standardization of easy-to-use tools, and governance of lifecycle processes can hinder an organization’s speed to market for new API products and services.

SmartBear tools have ease of use as their foundation while being tightly integrated with each other for facilitating openness, standardization of collaborative processes, and reuse across various API lifecycle phases. SmartBear’s API lifecycle tools include some of the biggest names in the API market, including Swagger open source tools, SwaggerHub, Swagger Inspector, SoapUI, ServiceV Pro, and AlertSite. These tools can be purchased and used individually or together, making plug-and-play into various lifecycle phases a frictionless process without any vendor lock in, allowing customers to only use the best-of-breed tools that fit their business and engineering needs.

“With the rise of the API Economy, APIs have become foundational building blocks in both business and technology strategies,” said Christian Wright, EVP and GM, API Business at SmartBear. “Organizations of all sizes are looking to improve the development and management of their APIs across their lifecycle. SmartBear has a long track record of delivering products that help users, teams, and enterprises improve their API initiatives. We are thrilled that Gartner has recognized SmartBear.”

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[1] Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management, Paolo Malinverno, Mark O'Neill, May 1, 2018.



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