The API Connect V2018.4.1.0 release addresses enterprise and deployment requirements for long-term support (LTS). This release entitles customers to receive support for a minimum of 2 years. You can read more on the support lifecycle here.
In parallel, we also released the latest DataPower Gateway LTS firmware delivering enhanced performance and security capabilities on our already market-leading gateway platform. You can read more on the announcement here.
This V2018.4.1.0 release also delivers several new features and capabilities that accelerate your API Journey. You can now enable API Consumer on-boarding based on OpenID Connect, using social identity providers for authentication. It includes support for integration with any Standard OIDC providers (Okta, PingIdentity, KeyCloak etc.) offering pluggability to your identity provider of choice.
Now you have the ability to configure global policies to enforce corporate standards that are required for all APIs across the enterprise. This features provides enterprise governance and control while providing flexibility for individual API specific behavior.
The good news does not end here, there are many new features that we can continue to talk about, you can learn more about them here.