SOURCE: Apigee

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December 09, 2010 12:00 ET

The Knot Inc. Selects Apigee's Enterprise API Platform for Improved Developer Experience, API Management and Analytics

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - December 9, 2010) - Apigee, the leading provider of API products and services, today announced that The Knot Inc. (NASDAQ: KNOT) (www.theknot.com), the nation's leading lifestage media company with the number one wedding website TheKnot.com, has selected Apigee Enterprise for developer management and API control, scale and visibility. 

The Knot Inc. uses APIs to connect its IT systems and data to its global web property and application ecosystem, enabling rapid development and innovation. The Knot Inc. uses Apigee Enterprise for API control, management and analytics and to give its developers a frictionless and robust portal for faster development. 

"APIs provide The Knot Inc. with a flexible, powerful platform for application and web innovation," said David Walters, Vice President of Technology Solutions, The Knot Inc. "With Apigee Enterprise, we are able to secure analytics on API usage and performance while gaining security and control of our platform. Additionally, Apigee's Developer Connect provides our global developer network a better experience and support system for connecting with the APIs, allowing them to work faster and more effectively." 

Apigee Enterprise, Apigee's industrial-grade API infrastructure platform, enables The Knot Inc. to manage and control API access, protect against intentional or unintentional threats, and scale its API platform while ensuring availability. Apigee's Developer Connect provides The Knot's global development force with a robust portal experience to fuel rapid development and innovation. Developer Connect optimizes access, documentation and support in one place, enabling a better developer experience and a single point of visibility and management. 

"The Knot Inc. is an industry leader using APIs to support an international user and developer base with better access to information and rapid innovation," said Greg Brail, CTO, Apigee. "They are an excellent example of how an API strategy that bridges developer experience and technical management fuels business agility and better customer service."

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 www.apigee.com.

About The Knot Inc.
The Knot Inc. (NASDAQ: KNOT) (http://www.theknot.com), is the premier media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Our family of premium brands began with the industry's #1 wedding brand, The Knot, and has grown to include WeddingChannel.com, The Nest and The Bump. Our groundbreaking community platforms and incomparable content have ignited passionate communities across the country. The Knot Inc. is recognized by the industry for being innovative in all media -- from the web to social media and mobile, to magazines and books, television and video. For our advertisers and partners, The Knot Inc., offers the consummate opportunity to connect with our devoted communities as they make the most important decisions of their lives. Founded in 1996, The Knot Inc. is made up of four major revenue categories: online sponsorship and advertising, registry services, merchandise and publishing. The company is publicly listed on NASDAQ (KNOT) and is headquartered in New York City.

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