3scale Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


API Management Solutions & Infrastructure

4.0/5 (3 reviews)

3scale overview

3scale CONNECT is a Plug & Play solution enabling Small and Medium API Providers to benefit from a full-featured API Management infrastructure up and running in minutes.

It empowers Internet-based companies to provision, control, grow and monetize the distribution and usage of their digital content and services via their API.

The unique Plug & Play nature of the 3scale platform, its flexibility as well as its scalability, make it a first-choice solution for companies looking for an agile and cost-effective API management solution.

The company has offices in San Francisco, USA and Barcelona, Spain.


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United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 7 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages


3scale reviews

Very good

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Powerful API manager but expect some investment time to get things up and running

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-04-09
Review Source: Capterra

Powerful tool to manage API rules and engagement.Found this to be a powerful API management software, being able to guide, direct and establish rules of engagement for API services.

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Henry PAN

Cool 3scale

Reviewed 2015-12-23
Review Source: GetApp

Supports Improved Swagger 2.0 with ActiveDocs Offering is a killer . I can manage API traffic, routing all API traffic to me and allowing me to deploy to open source gateways, cloud services or via a Content Delivery Network (CDN). I like the options exist for users of NGINX and Varnish gateways as well as through an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in the AWS Marketplace.Supports Improved Swagger 2.0

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Paul Nulty

Taking APIs to the next step

Reviewed 2010-11-08
Review Source: GetApp

Anyone serious with its API strategy would consider an outsourced API management solution. We have used this cloud-based solution and have been satisfied with the initial results. We had to properly manage or web-services to understand the ROI a solution like this can help you just do that. We have not yet moved to the paid version but we are seriously considering it.real plug&play approach scalability support quality

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3scale pricing

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3scale offers a flexible solution that can be deployed quickly at low risk and minimal cost. It scales with you, cost effectively at all stages of the business scale spectrum. It is deployed your way without forcing changes to your APIs or delivery

3scale features


Access Control (75 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (117 other apps)
Activity Tracking (66 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (57 other apps)
Application Integration (69 other apps)
Auditing (81 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (102 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (66 other apps)
Data Import/Export (83 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (86 other apps)
Monitoring (185 other apps)
Projections (63 other apps)
Real Time Data (77 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (83 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (65 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (72 other apps)
SSL Security (69 other apps)
Third Party Integration (117 other apps)
Workflow Management (74 other apps)

Additional information for 3scale

Key features of 3scale

  • API Key and Credential Management
  • API Throttling & Quota Management
  • API Access Control & Management
  • API Monetization - Billing & Payments
  • API Usage Monitoring & Analytics
  • API Developer Community Portal
  • API Productization & Service Contracts
  • Management APIs for Integration
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Plug & Play and Cloud-based, 3scale's solution is fast and easy to integrate. Its flexibility as well as its scalability, make it a first-choice solution for companies looking for an agile and cost-effective Web Service/API management solution.

It enables them to implement their API business strategy in record times and focus on creating and expanding a valuable ecosystem of partners and developers instead of spending time and money on creating a services management infrastructure.