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What is API Management?

API Management refers to the practices and tools that enable an organization to govern and monitor its Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Today, the term almost always means management of RESTful APIs using the JSON language.

API Management controls how the gateway passes calls to the back-end service and then hands off the response back to the invoker site. Most large companies have built out APIs for their customers and for internal use. There is a choice to have the data on-premise or in the cloud, whichever works best for the situation.

API management tools typically allow for security policy definition and enforcement, including authentication and authorization of API consumers. They can throttle API calls and limit usage based on established SLAs and resource allocation agreements.

IT Central Station users are looking for a healthy API gateway that manages transformation engines to modify requests and responses in real time. Publishing tools report access and usage policies, and manage the API lifecycle. API Management is responsible for collecting data analytics and other metrics, and monitors load balancers and debugging, especially e-mail notifications, error logs and validation errors. Clients using APIs have access to better insights into their usage because APIs impact many products and services, and API Management is critical to agile operations.

IT Central Station users want ease of use in API Management for monitoring these security gateways against malicious attacks. Aspects most important to IT include Directory Authentication, API Security, Life Cycle Management, Deployment Management and Service Registry, discovery and a repository. There should be built in API Aggregation, Traffic Management, Mobile Optimization, HTTP Acceleration and Data Caching.

IT teams specifically look for API Management to oversee encryption, decryption, credential management, URL management and prevention against XSS and SQL Injection threats. API Management will monitor exposed functionality and monetization. API Management solutions are integral to a 24/7 need to keep everything running, and running well. Good planning and project management will help IT choose the best combination of monitoring tools for API Management.


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CA Technologies
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Real User
Owner at Clarity Iq Inc
Jan 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it enables me to present data in the format that the client wants to consume it. That client might be a visualization tool, that client might be a report, that client might be a customer's API requirements.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits are rapid development and deployment of APIs, which means that your information, your ability to handle information, to receive it and to send it, to visualize it, to report on it, to get intelligence out of it, happens fast and... more»

What needs improvement?

The latest version that just came out at the first of October really was a powerful move in the right direction. I was very, very pleased with that because it allows now beginning to use information of things. We've got this IOT... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Solution Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 30 2017

What is most valuable?

I think the flexibility. It's very configurable. Each policy is very customizable, where we can accommodate different capabilities that our trading partners actually have. Even though from a textbook standpoint, there's always a certain ideal... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gave us new capabilities that we really didn't have before. We didn't have a good way of exposing APIs to the internet in a reliable, secure way. It gave us that ability. It also gives us a focal point where it's allowing us to consolidate... more»

What needs improvement?

The tool itself, I think, could be better. Along with the flexibility it does have, I wish it had a little more modern user interface. For troubleshooting, debugging, that kind of thing, it could definitely be better. I would like to see... more»
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CA Technologies
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Vendor
Head of Sportsbook Delivery at Gala Coral Interactive
Jun 20 2017

What is most valuable?

In our context, we have a number of REST APIs that we had to expose, a number of partners, internal users, as well as external partners who wanted to basically integrate cleanly and quickly, but didn't want to do five independent integrations into each API, so the CA tool allows us to effectively wrap those APIs into a common interface, so you can make one call... more»

What needs improvement?

What it allows us to do is it's more time to market than the value, actually, so a lot of our affiliate marketing teams, they go and engage with the vendor's affiliates, effectively, and they want a very quick, clean solution to get a lot of customers in, place a bet, see their bet history and then log out and tap on and move on to do something else. What this... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Director of Architecture at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

I work for a major healthcare company, it's amongst the top ten Fortune 500 companies and we've been leveraging CA API Management to make our healthcare business services available on the Cloud. To make them available on the Cloud and to enable our healthcare capabilities to be consumed by different consumers in real time across a plethora of channels. We are... more»

What needs improvement?

With scalability, it comes to resiliency. If you cannot scale you're not resilient. If you're not resilient your performance is worse. If your performance is worse your API and services are not available. Fine lines of availability is one of the key criteria's in the industry - 99.99% availability. That means 6 hours downtime in a year, so can you really ensure... more»
Google
Google
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Consultant
SAP/APIGEE Technical Consultant at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Apigee has many features in their feature bucket. When you get in touch with their sales team for sure you’ll get to know these :). Some which I liked most and which makes this product stand out are: Developer portal It is a Drupal-based... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This platform has opened the doors for a different line of business altogether. We are now able to monetize our features and deliver them easily through APIs. Since the advent of mobile and IoT, we are focusing on providing an easy interface... more»

What needs improvement?

The installation and management of this product are still a clumsy task. They are developing the monitoring feature based on influx DB and Grafana, but it still has a way to go before it can be used in a production environment. The... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
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Real User
Sr. Manager - Technology Governance and Architecture at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

From our perspective, the most important aspect is the ability to scale without compromising performance as well as security. That’s the most important aspect, and that’s one of the reasons why we chose the CA product, because it does scale... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When we thought about the API platform as a whole, our intention was to provide the solution both for our internal customer as well as for our external customers. What we mean by that is we are a very geo-spread company and there are internal... more»

What needs improvement?

The additional features are to keep up with the security aspects. That’s one aspect, the market is changing. As we started several years back and where we are today, the technology and the security aspects have pretty much changed starting in... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Integration Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 02 2018

What is most valuable?

From the security point of view it provides lot of features, as well as performance. I think it's 4000 transactions per seconds, per node, is what the performance is. So those two are major features that we have been looking for. It does both... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It can be scaled, especially the current version. It can be scaled as we need. And it can be used in different regions. We have different data centers in the U.S. and Beijing. We use it on-premise, on-cloud, and it can be hosted and used at... more»

What needs improvement?

Microservices gateway is one thing in which we thought would be really good. It has come up, we just have to see how it's going to play out. Obviously, it's not going to replace the classic gateway, although we want to see that something in... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Enterprise Architect at DXC Technologie
Dec 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature, as I mentioned, is the composability, because we use a lot of functionalities. Also, right now we're looking into the Dockerized version of API Gateway because that would allow us to flow nicely into our... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It definitely helps a lot with the DevOps and the support. Reliability is one thing, and having visibility into who is using which APIs. Some of the performance matrix that API Gateway gives off - we monitor them via SNMP traps - and then we... more»

What needs improvement?

The more automation the better. I think CA is stepping in the right direction. I went through the micro API Gateway presentations here at the CA World conference, on how you can automate more of the policy deployment via the JSON format, so... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
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Real User
Manager, .Net And Mobile Applications Development at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are definitely the security it provides and the ability to code to the roles, so that way, when the people come in, they actually have their roles identified and then, we're able to actually distribute the data... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I think the device itself has helped us quite a bit. We're able to do things a lot faster, because of the device. Because we identify the policies, we're able to layer the policies that are already written. People don't have to rewrite code... more»

What needs improvement?

I've used the device since it was the Layer 7 device, and it's come a long way. I think from a mobility standpoint, there's a lot of things that we do, and we have to create our own policies. I think the product's getting better every... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Enterprise Solutions Architect at Logisticare

What is most valuable?

We modified our architecture to focus on microservices. This allows us to have a front door where we can separate and abstract services from APIs. We can use the API Gateway as the entry point to our enterprise. We can actually monetize our... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to centralize the triple A functions: authentication, authorization, and audit. It gives us scalability. We can focus on delivery in a hybrid cloud model without exposing any of our back-end services to the market. It's very... more»

What needs improvement?

They are getting there. Docker-based containers are there now, but it is not completed, I think. There are still some gaps between what we currently have and what the Docker model is. We are going for a pure cloud solution, so I want more... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Enterprise Architect
Nov 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Most valuable might be the security assertions, the policy assertions that are able to be bound somehow to the APIs.

How has it helped my organization?

We are a company with a rather complex process when it comes to integration of applications. Our expectation - we are only about to get this product into a productive state so we are not using it productively at the moment - so the... more»

What needs improvement?

The solution is divided into their Gateway and to their Developer Portal components. For the Gateway component, our expectation was that it is provided as a Docker image, but it turned out that it was not supported in production up to the... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Head of Group Technology at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The Mobile SSO and Developer functions are the most valuable features. The Mobile SSO functionality is not available with most similar products in the market, which makes this a unique product. The Developer function helped the developers to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have recently implemented it so it is too early for us to say how this product has improved the working of our organization. We wanted it as a feature and capability for the organization so we have invested in it. In the future, it shall... more»

What needs improvement?

We would want to see the monetization feature to be a standard function. At the moment, it is a third-party solution. This feature helps you to carry out API billings, so as the APIs are consumed from the outside world, you can charge your... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Technology Manager at PNC
Mar 30 2017

What is most valuable?

I think the most valuable feature is the fact that it sort of combines IBM DataPower being a security gateway with some of the features that are in IIB and IBM App Connect, to kind of build a complete integration. Also, IBM API Connect being... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For full transparency, at this point, we brought the solution in and we've used it for a couple of internal hackathons, but we haven't actually used it for any production work yet. Like any bank, it's really forcing a transformation in the... more»

What needs improvement?

I think that some features that would be kind of cool are around the whole idea of a subscriber being able to subscribe to a plan. Not only should that plan include the number of calls per month or per week or whatever but also, I want to... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
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Real User
Lead Software Engineer at a health, wellness and fitness company with 501-1,000 employees

What is most valuable?

We use the API Management tool mostly for the portal application and managing the APIs. CA has a portal where we can expose the public and private APIs across the globe. We use it as a gateway for security and exposing the internal... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're moving towards microservices. We do have around 358 to 400 APIs, i.e., monolithic APIs, and we want to convert them into lightweight microservices. We want to deploy them in a container, use the gateway and then expose those... more»

What needs improvement?

I want a more loosely coupled migration utility. Now they provide a DMU for migration of the code or APIs for continuous delivery. But it's not robust, so I want to see what CA is going to come up with regards to that. In terms of using the... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
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Reseller
Vice President of API Management Division at a tech company with 51-200 employees

What is most valuable?

* Security * Flexibility * Ease of use * Message translation

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to accelerate our clients’ transition to digital organizations by using the CA API Gateway to rapidly expose legacy business services as RESTful APIs, adding industry-leading security to the APIs, and providing a Developer... more»

What needs improvement?

The Developer Portal has had some limitations but a new version has already been released which addresses these limitations. It is already available in SaaS form and will also be available as an on-premise solution this October. The previous... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Lead Software Developer at United Services Automobile Association
Jan 03 2018

What is most valuable?

I'm mostly involved in using the OTK for OAuth security. We use the OAuth for all of our reactive APIs, for B-to-B to come in, and we're starting to onboard those now. It's been pretty easy to use so we enjoy that, other than a couple of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's pretty easy to use, and once we have templating set up we can add new APIs, at least through the gateway, and apply the security to them; it takes a minute. We actually have it automated in our Dev environment, where developers can come... more»

What needs improvement?

It would be nice if we could create APIs directly from Swagger files. We're doing that ourselves with a middle layer. But if you could integrate with open API Swagger specs, and then just create a Swagger and upload it to the gateway and it... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
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Real User
VP Enterprise Solutions - Financial Services at Samsung
Jan 22 2018

What is most valuable?

CA has incredible reach in the market across industries. To have the opportunity to partner with CA has been great for us, a great exposure. They have got a very compelling platform that enables organizations to easily develop and roll out mobile applications. A lot of their customers have come and said, "We'd like to be able to enable these mobile applications with biometric authentication capabilities." It is really a nice blend. We are able to provide that capability to enable that platform to deliver that to their client base.
Ca2
CA Technologies
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Real User
OSS Enterprise Architect at a comms service provider
Jan 08 2018

What is most valuable?

Security is the fundamental use of the gateway so the security assertions are heavily used and are consistent. We also use it to broker asynchronous messaging across DCs transforming between messaging technologies to provide real time updates... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We've got all sorts of threat protection in the API Gateway, from DDoS through to SQL injection and things like that. These are standard features that we use within policies that we drive out the Gateway. We've got a security policy fragment... more»

What needs improvement?

We have cases open around the SQL injection capabilities that need improvement. Cross-origin resource sharing policies need to be made a common assertion in the Gateway, that's not there at the moment out of the box (although it is available... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
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Real User
Design Engineer at Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Feb 19 2018

What is most valuable?

Security is definitely the top one, and other than that, it is a quite customizable product. I have seen that they are coming up with newer features and they are quick, coming into the market very quickly. Compared to other vendors, this... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The time to go to market has been improved in developing new things while we use this product. We are able to go to market and deploy our functionalities very quickly. We are able to embrace newer security standards. We are able to do that... more»

What needs improvement?

There is still room for improvement for the CA API Developer Portal. It is still not on par with where the competitors are. Other than that, the Core API seems to be very resilient and strong on the security front, but then the CA API... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
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Real User
Integration Platform Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 09 2017

What is most valuable?

The Gateway is most important because it is our strategic front door into the company for all APIs.

How has it helped my organization?

The API Gateway for us is now, or is about to be, our central one way in. We have many, many partners who resell our communications services. They provision those services through our systems. Previously, we would just host it on a number of... more»

What needs improvement?

As well as the SOA Gateway - that is, the API Gateway; we call it the SOA Gateway - we also are now deploying the developer portal component of the SOA Gateway. That has limitations. There are two main ways to offer web services to the... more»
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