Layer7 API Gateway 11

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30 January 2023

30 January 2023

January 30th, 2023


To:         Layer7 API Gateway Customers

From:     The Broadcom Layer7 API Gateway Product Team

Subject:  General Availability Announcement for Layer7 API Gateway 11


The Layer7 product group of Broadcom's IMS division is pleased to announce that the Layer7 API Gateway 11 is now available. This release provides key enhancements based on customer feedback and user experience improvements. 

Congratulations to the team for reaching this important milestone and for continuing to deliver value to our customers.

Here are the highlights of the Layer7 API Gateway 11 release:

  • Debian 11 Support - To provide a more stable and sustainable platform for our Appliance Gateways, we’ve moved from CentOS to Debian. The Debian based virtual appliance (OVA) gateway will be available at GA. An ISO image to upgrade Hardware Appliance Gateways will be available within the next six months.
  • New JDBC Drivers - To provide more economical and sustainable JDBC drivers with our Gateways, we have replaced the legacy Progress DataDirect drivers with native drivers for MySQL, MS SQL Server and Oracle.
  • SSGADMIN Access - For more secure and flexible administration of the gateway, we have replaced the ssgconfig menu’s restricted shell with a new ssgadmin user with extensible sudoer privileges for non-root administration via SSH.
  • Key Exchange (KEX) Algorithms - For more secure and flexible SFTP protocol handling, we have enhanced the SFTP Poller Listener to support selecting and managing a list of more modern and secure key exchange algorithms for SFTP connections.
  • Active Directory 2016 and 2019 Support for SSH Access - To support later versions of Active Directory for authentication when accessing Gateways via SSH, we now support Active Directory 2016 and 2019. 
  • Patch Management Service (PMS) - We introduced a new patch management service that supports the new Debian appliance (and other form factors), and that was designed with an API that we can expose in future gateway versions for API automation of patch management.
  • Other Updates:
    • Embedded Hazelcast library upgrade to 5.1.1
    • Data Collection Tool (DCT) upgrade to 3.1.0
    • nShield client upgrade to 12.71.0
    • Cassandra driver upgraded to 4.x

For a complete list of enhancements and changes, please see the release notes and product documentation for more information.

For Layer7 API Gateway 11 Release Training, please see this course in the Broadcom IMS Software Academy here.

You can download your copy of Layer7 API Gateway 11 from Broadcom Support Online If you have any questions or require assistance please contact Broadcom Customer Care online at where you can submit an online request using the Customer Care web form. You can also call Broadcom Customer Care at +1-800-225-5224 in North America or see for the local number in your country. 

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Your success is very important to us, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership with you.

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Thank you again for your business.