How it works - Overview

sentinet how it works - overview
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Sentinet users register their services and APIs in the Sentinet API Repository using Sentinet Administrative Console (API Portal). From the portal they graphically design virtual services and APIs that provide dynamic facades for the business services and APIs.

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Sentinet Node (API Gateway) reads its configuration from the Sentinet API Repository using API Manager remote interfaces. Sentinet Node dynamically creates virtual services that provide remote management facade for the business services and APIs.

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API consumer applications call Sentinet virtual services hosted on the Sentinet Nodes. Sentinet Node provides run-time management of the API calls (security, monitoring, routing, transformations, etc.)

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Sentinet Node forwards messages to the business APIs using requirements of the business APIs with the optional mediation of security and communication protocols.

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Sentinet Node sends API usage and monitoring data to the Sentinet API Repository using API Manager remote interfaces.

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Sentinet Users access real-time charts, historical and analytical reports about API calls, their state, usage and performance by using Sentinet Administrative Console (API Portal).

Bi-directional use of Sentinet

sentinet how it works - API manageability

Sentinet enables your APIs with manageability, visibility and protection of the API traffic

sentinet how it works - API traffic

Sentinet helps your applications to consume external services and partner APIs with full visibility and control of the API traffic

sentinet how it works - Combined Value


Use the same Sentinet infrastructure to combine the value of protecting your own APIs, and to help you consume your partner APIs