SOURCE: Apigee

Apigee

September 28, 2010 11:00 ET

Constant Contact Selects Apigee to Secure and Manage Its API

Leading Email Marketing Provider Optimizes API Availability for Thousands of Developers and Partners

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - September 28, 2010) -  Apigee, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise API management solutions, today announced that Constant Contact, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCT), a leading provider of email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, and online survey tools for small organizations, has selected its API management solutions to power the Constant Contact AppConnect API. Apigee's comprehensive solutions provide organizations with visibility, control, and scale over APIs and cloud services.

Constant Contact's AppConnect API provides developers and business partners with the resources they need to integrate their applications with Constant Contact Email Marketing. The AppConnect API strategy allows the company to connect with thousands of partners and developers to power new applications, integrate with existing functionality and extend their reach within the API economy.

With an industry-leading base of more than 350,000 customers, Constant Contact needed a way to protect their backend and ensure API availability. Using Apigee Enterprise appliances, Constant Contact is now able to protect against traffic overloads through enterprise-strength rate-limiting. Apigee also provides SOAP/REST mediation and business-centric analytics so Constant Contact has visibility into usage, performance and uptime.

"The enormous success of our AppConnect API has allowed our customers and partners to integrate our services and as a result be more effective in their online marketing efforts," said John Walsh, senior vice president, Constant Contact. "However, the large amount of traffic, partners and developers dependent upon our API makes it a business imperative to keep our API up and running, and protect against traffic overloads through enterprise-strength rate limiting. Apigee has provided us with a way to make sure that our API remains active and continues to serve our customers at all times."

"Constant Contact is capitalizing on the API economy to open up their services, enable developers to build better applications and find new partners," said Chet Kapoor, CEO of Apigee. "Their API enables both greater reach to their customer base and greater innovation in how their services are consumed. Constant Contact is a leading example of a company successfully powering their business model with an API strategy."

About Apigee
Apigee is the leading provider of API products and technology for enterprises and developers. Over 150 enterprises like Comcast, MTV Networks, GameSpy, TransUnion Interactive, Guardian Life and Constant Contact and thousands of developers use Apigee's technology. Enterprises use Apigee for visibility, control and scale of their API strategies. Developers use Apigee's free tools to learn, test, and protect APIs. Learn more at http://apigee.com.

About Constant Contact, Inc
 Constant Contact's email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, and online survey tools help small organizations grow their businesses by building stronger customer relationships. More than 350,000 small businesses, nonprofits, and member associations worldwide rely on Constant Contact's easy-to use, affordable online tools to create and deliver personalized, professional communications that engage casual customers, members, prospects, and passionate customers wherever they congregate online -- from their email inboxes to their social networks. All Constant Contact products come with unmatched education, training and personal coaching services, and award-winning technical support. Founded in 1995, Constant Contact is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: CTCT) with offices in Waltham, Mass.; Loveland, Colo.; and Delray, Fla.; and a San Francisco office scheduled to open later this year. Learn more at www.ConstantContact.com or call 781-472-8100.

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