CA API Management Benefits

Sam Bachman
Owner at Clarity Iq Inc
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 happens with accuracy. Faster is better. It really allows us to do things that we just weren't doing before, things that we always talked about doing. Some things that we talked about doing for decades. One of the things that we talked about doing for decades was the ability to bring data together from different sources, sources that maybe wouldn't otherwise be available. Maybe they were not ours to own. Maybe they were in a place where we just couldn't connect securely to them and enforce our security policies. What we can do is, as those things have developed APIs, we can consume APIs so we're building an API to consume an API to deliver an API. People can keep their roles and responsibilities, they can be responsible for their data integrity, and yet we can use that information to do what we need to do. View full review »
Solution Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 our portfolio. Where before - Cargill is a very large company - from one business unit to the next, they didn't necessarily know what we actually have. This product enables us to consolidate that, so there's one place to look. View full review »
Venkatesh Vanigalla
Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
APIs can be developed to provide security. We can show them in one single pane of glass, such as the CA API Management API Developer Portal. It is there that we can provide the monetization for their APIs and what is happening on third-party applications, like Paytm or BookMyShow. Customers go to the portal and register there. It is there that they chose their APIs from a list. Based on the registration of the APIs, the customer will be charged. Our customers will purchase these APIs and give to their application users. The functionality provided by the CA API Management tool is about the work framework, and the API Gateway also provides work functionalities. In the API Gateway, there are features called Solution Kits. These provides work protocol functionalities and the framework. In order to develop an API, we'll face so many problems: * What method we should use? * What is the data it should return? * If I give this API data to the browser, how will it be processed? There are so many problems from the perspective of designing an API. However, the CA API Management tool, along with the CA API Gateway, eliminate all our issues. As an organization grow, you can use CA API Management for authentication purposes through the CA API Gateway. It allows for multiple identity providers with different Active Directories. View full review »
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Integration Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
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 any place and scaled across the regions. That's the primary benefit we have seen; other than providing security and the performance. What we had before, Forum, obviously was not reaching our performance requirements. This really helped us, because every API that we get from external or from internal goes through this layer first, and it should not be a bottleneck. That was the problem we had before. Now it's no longer a bottleneck. It's more like a throughput, this process is less than 10 milliseconds for any particular API. So the number of transactions that we are able to process per second and the number of instances that we can use are benefits. Even before microservices API gateway came into the picture, two years back, CA really worked with us and helped us to get hourly pricing, so that we could spin up, spin down instances as we need, like during Thanksgiving or Christmas. So the product, by itself, is great, and the flexibility that CA has given us out of this product is really great. View full review »
Sekar Purushothaman
Sr. Systems Engineer at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the main things is the call-ahead feature, where people can call ahead of time with our mobile app to reserve a table at these restaurants. We also have private click-to-call links that are very successful. Pretty much the whole mobile app is going through our Gateway. People can only access the app through a mutual SSL authentication, plus we make sure that we do geo-location. We also have CA Advanced Authentication to help with this. We put these two tools together to make sure that we are not entertaining anybody outside of our countries that we serve. So security-wise, we feel secure using the gateway. View full review »
Enterprise Architect at DXC Technologie
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 tie them into our monitoring system. You can actually monitor some of the latencies and some of the performance aspects of both API Gateways, as well back end services. So having that line of sight surely helps in terms DevOps. View full review »
Atyab Tahir
GM - Head of Digital Transformation at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We are a bank, and any API management tool helps us find the right partners to build new products in new markets. Given that we are going down the path of open banking, this type of tool is, perhaps, going to be one of the integral components of our tech deployment. View full review »
Tanmoy Bandyopadhyay
Technology Analyst at Infosys Technologies Ltd
I mostly used it when working in the banking sector. There are many bank connections going on every day, especially during the holiday season, which can be kind of tough. We need to straighten the books, which can include how much money came in, how much money was lost, etc. If the information is not there, there will be a problem. We needed a program to keep track of the data. This solution gives us an insight to the original view. It tells us how much data is there and it provides manuals to use it. So the technician office is there and it gives us some data. For the moment, we can change anything in the software, like enlarging it for example. It improved our organization because it gives the management data to discuss for the next course of action and it suggests what to work on, as the next thing. I published APIs in the CA environment also. That's very good. I haven't done it in my workspace on a personal level, but it's a good thing. I have already published APIs with other solutions, but there is a bit of a difference and that is good for CA. CA is better than Apigee because CA allows you to make changes and is a little generous in terms of where to go with the project. It's good. It's very good at supporting a large number of APIs or transactions. The transport of APIs is needed. Everything in CA is very easy for developers, because when a developer logs he can view it right away. With other systems, it isn't as easy. I like this. It's going up in the market. View full review »
Enterprise Architect
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 expectation is that it will simplify the on-boarding of either internal or external developers when they are using our APIs. View full review »
Pradeep Bharadwaj
Computer Scientist at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
We mostly use this product for our internal customers, so it's not a revenue generator for us. We use it for internal customers to contact the IT systems. In terms of benefits, it's not for external customer satisfaction. It's not that kind of a usage here. The benefit that IT sees is, it is a single developer portal for IT; it has helped us provide an API platform to our customers. View full review »
Moses Johnson
Lead Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Being able to protect our communications protocols, from the back office out to the substations that control the device, is helpful. View full review »
Randall Beatty
Lead Software Developer at United Services Automobile Association
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 in and fill out a form with an internal tool. They specify their API, the endpoint they want, this is what they want, and boom, it creates it in Dev and then they can move it up to test and then put in a request to get it to product. We've used it for so long that I really can't say that it's improved the way our company works, but it works very well for us. View full review »
Ian Frawley
OSS Enterprise Architect
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 that we know is consistent across all the APIs we expose via the gateway. Also, as it's a fragment, we can add to it at any point, as new vulnerabilities are discovered, which will then secure all the services/apis that use it. This gives us greater agility and confidence that our APIs are secure. View full review »
Atul Raut
Design Engineer at Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
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 easier because of this product, because of CA API management. View full review »
Layer7 API Developer at Allied Globetech
Using this solution, the deployment and development processes become easier when compared to before, when complete Java development was necessary. Now, the encryption part is very easy and our clients don't have to continuously depend on logic. On this platform, it's very easy for them to understand and to do testing. It saves them time. View full review »
Abhishek Valsangkar
Business Development - Alliances and Partnerships at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Let me give you an example from one of my customers, a tier-two telco in the UK. This customer was getting an API that was available to their developers for only two hours a day, and because of this restriction, they had to plan everything precisely for their developers to access the API in those two hours. Now, with the CA API Management implementation, the third-party API is available to this customer 24/7. It's available any time the development team requires access to the data or the information. This result has quickened the development pace and the testing cycle, and it has saved a lot of our dollars for my end-customer. View full review »
Director Identity & Access Management at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
One of the features that the tool provides is the ability to simply onboard new APIs to an existing security platform. We build all the policies for security upfront, and then we can add those policies pretty simply and straightforwardly to any new API that gets developed in the enterprise. That has been the quickest and easiest thing. We're rolling it out across the enterprise as we speak, after that six months or so of heavy usage, and we're finding that the amount of time it takes to secure new APIs has gone down substantially. View full review »
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I like the extensibility of it. It can do a lot of things. You can create little, custom Java assertions which you can insert into your business logic. This might not be covered by the commercial product out-of-the-box. View full review »
Rogerio Sachett
Consultor de segurança at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
One of the main ways that CA API Management has improved our company is that we do not require a lot of people to work in developing new security code when they are programming for the APIs. They leave all the responsibility to CA API Management. In this manner, our developers can focus on just writing the code and on important business. View full review »
Sampath Kumar Palati
Technical Consultant at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
It improved how we function in the following areas: * Protecting all enterprise application data from direct access by virtualization. * Transforming SOAP services to REST services easily on the gateway without impacting existing systems. * Providing security for all API's exposed through API Gateway at one common location. * Migration of APIs from one environment to other. * Providing high availability with horizontal scaling and multi cluster. * Managing the API lifecycle. * Exposing enterprise data to the external world. * Securing Mobile App communication using MAG. * Integrating easily with other systems. View full review »
Hirouk Choudhury
Technical Principal at FedEx Corporation
We have not tested it to the extent that we should. Maybe six months down the line we will have a better picture. View full review »
Senior Lead Engineer at a tech consulting company with 10,001+ employees
The benefit of it is being able to create a sense of the API marketplace. It has improved the way our company functions by streamlining the effort and getting people out of the process. View full review »
Prof IT System at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The benefit is maintaining the security of the APIs and securing the transfer volume of the enterprise for any business transactions. View full review »
Gary Sun
Technical Director at SoftPro
Mostly, it can identify client IT and user accounts to give them a lot of business logic. It can also provide API versioning. It can provide different versions to different customers, but the original API are the same. View full review »
Solution Architect
It really benefits us a lot because, since we are maintaining financial information, personal identification information, we need to protect the customers' data as well as the clients' information. We can encrypt the payloads and decrypt the payloads and do SSL authentication. We can also store the files in the Amazon bucket with the encryption file. View full review »
Aman Khurana
Technical Principal at FedEx Corporation
We can get more visibility into our data. The benefit of the Gateway is that it provides security, authorization authentication, and analytics. These are the main benefits which we are using it for. View full review »
Senior Technology Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Being a key partner of CA, the strong product has helped us make joint pitches to multiple enterprises and to implement an efficient API gateway for enterprises, enabling them to manage the end-to-end lifecycle of APIs. View full review »
Senior Director at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We can create multiple orgs and set up policies and management. We can also integrate with an APM solution. We have 1000-plus APIs to be built, policies set up, security handling, and API status in one portal. These are the high-level details. The developers in my team would be able to provide further detail. View full review »
Eric Krauss
Senior Manager Global Devops at Encore Capital Group
Day to day functionality. It just works and it's easy to use, that's the best part of it. View full review »
Christian Villamizar Lamus
Experts in Integration Models at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
The governance of the new business models generated by the APIs has been simplified and is improving the daily control over them. View full review »
Senior Associate at a financial services firm
I'm part of an engineering team so this product coming with out-of-the-box security, that is valuable to our organization. View full review »
Cyber Security Advisor
We are still evaluating it, so I cannot comment much on this. View full review »
Transformation and Change Management Leader at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It helps to improve customer satisfaction. When customers need to integrate with our platform, they are able to self-serve by using the online documentation and tool and then test their integration independently in a sandbox environment. Once the testing is complete they can request the switch to production. View full review »
Alan Fairhurst
Development Manager API Management - Digital Technology Services at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
* Secure access to customer records – secured device, only access when in correct postal code area. * Provide key, up to date information to engineers when engaging with customers. View full review »
student at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Secure API exposure and driving Innovation through microservices. View full review »
Wilmer Jesús González Pacheco
Arquitecto de Soluciones at a program development consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
* The API Gateway has allowed us to manage and maintain systems quickly, with great versatility, while solving problems in real-time. * It allows us to keep clear traceability of the changes made in each of our APIs. * A large number of security measures have been implemented which make data manipulation more reliable. * As a SaaS product, control over some configuration elements and environments is lost. View full review »
Solution Architect at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Standardization of our API deployment * Improve security View full review »
Senior Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's separating web services versus web applications, single sign-on. I would say that is the main benefit. View full review »
Rofans Manao
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It improved the integration channel between partner companies. It also improved the time it took to onboard a new partner. View full review »
Benny Lam
Senior System Analyst with 501-1,000 employees
It has improved API governance, gives analytics to API performance, and provided abstraction to the solution providers. View full review »
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