CA API Management Other Solutions Considered

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Founding Partner - Principal at Vanick Digital
Looking at broad capabilities, looking at stability of the company, today you need to look at vendors that are staying up with the demands of the market and where the market is heading, and making sure that the improvements being made to the software are in line with that. I think it's important to look at vendors that are releasing more than twice a year so that you can see rapid deployment of technology. view full review »
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Director of Architecture at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If I'm looking for an API management vendor then I would look at the API management vendor's capability, their products capability to make their services available on the Cloud, monetization, security, availability, performance, resiliency, being flexible enough to provide different security integration mechanisms to different APIs, how flexible that software is and user intuitiveness. My operational personnel should be able to be running from the get-go. I think these are some of the key attributes that we really look at. We did a comprehensive analysis on CA API Management followed by Apigee, followed by SOA software. We did a comprehensive analysis of balance score card by comparing the capabilities and the attributes across all these softwares on a scale of 1 to 10 and then the scorecard came in such a way that CA API Management stood out on every scale for us. I think cost was also one of the key factors. We figure that Apigee and other software were on a higher scale from the cost standpoint, so I think that played a major role. view full review »
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IT Mobile/Web Solution Delivery Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We also looked at Axway, IBM, and Mashery. We went through a long evaluation and CA's number one strength was the built-in security management features. view full review »
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Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I believe that they evaluated several different products and this was the best to fit our needs. view full review »
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Manager - API Management at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I look for stability in the vendor. I look for their ability to understand our needs. We get a lot of vendors who are not used to working with a Fortune 500 company and the size and complexity of our operation is big and complex. We need vendors that are flexible and who understand that their solution might solve a problem, but that might not solve it the way we need it solve. The flexible vendor that is able to provide multiple solutions typically ends up winning. view full review »
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Manager, IT Security & IT Office of the CIO at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We knew we needed some kind of API security gateway to basically sit on the edge of our network and police what could get in, and do other things like translate API calls. We wanted a simple API call to be translatable to multiple backend system. Before we were just using traditional web proxy servers, not really API focused. We used IBM DataPower at the time. Both HP and Oracle were OEMing the Layer7 product at the time, and the fact that HP was OEMing it was certainly a factor. We were looking for someone that’s innovative; someone we can trust to be a long-term partner. view full review »
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Expert Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There were several other options evaluated, but I wasn't a part of that. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Team Lead at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Layer 7 was top-of-class in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, Forrester, and all that stuff, so I did the selection process there and looked at a couple of different competitors. view full review »
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Development Manager API Management - Digital Technology Services at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Apigee. view full review »
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Senior Consultant
Yes, IBM and Apigee. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Lead Infrastructure Architect with 11-50 employees
I don’t remember the story from 2011, but very recently I did an analysis of MuleSoft, Google, AWS, Apigee, and WSO2. WSO2 came in first, and CA standards came in second. view full review »
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Associate Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Mashery and IBM. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Practice Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We looked at Apigee, Mashery, IBM, MuleSoft, WSO2, and others. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
VP Of IT Development at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Vordel Gateway and IBM DataPower. Both these solutions were evaluated from our end, before CA API Gateway was selected. view full review »
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OSS Enterprise Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don't remember all the evaluated options. We reviewed, it must have been six or seven, maybe more, API management vendors. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Architect at a tech company with 201-500 employees
We evaluated some other options such as IBM WebSphere Message Broker, WSO2 ESB, Oracle ESB, Actional SOAPstation, Fuse ESB / Apache ServiceMix, Mule ESB. view full review »
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Manager, .Net And Mobile Applications Development at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did some due diligence. I think you always have to do some due diligence, and I looked at some other products. I don't think any of them met my needs, not as good as this product did. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Solution Architecture / Digital Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We evaluated MuleSoft, Apigee, and 3scale. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Enterprise Solutions Architect at Logisticare
I was actually brought into my company to define an architecture that takes them forward because they had a very large ball of mud application that was a compiled executable, and they dumped it on file servers all around the country. We’re the largest company in our market and the application we have been using is old. I came in and defined a forward-looking architecture. An API Gateway is the centerpiece of any microservices solution. We looked at Axway, Forum Systems, and CA API Management. We also looked at IBM DataPower, which really wasn't for us. We had ruled out CA because it was too expensive. Then they came to the table and said, "Why not us?" Then we had that whole conversation. I asked if they could make it affordable, and they did. Our most important criteria when choosing a vendor is their ability to carry the feature set, to support its implementation. Clearly price made a difference. They reached out to us with a number we couldn't refuse; so they made it attractive. We were about to pull the trigger on another API solution, and CA met us more than halfway. We knew that this technology, which I've used before, was the best in the world. We just didn't think we could afford it. They made it affordable. How could we pass that up? It's absolutely the best technology in this space. There is no doubt about that. That's why we really wanted it, but we didn't think we could afford it. It has been the market dominator forever, and the API Gateway has the most features. It’s the most stable. CA has taken that to the next step. They know how to use the product. Every time we call, somebody's got an answer for us. view full review »
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Lead Software Engineer at a health, wellness and fitness company with 501-1,000 employees
We did do some research and tried to explore some of the API products available in the market. We did speak to all the different product owners, assessed it and then finally we came up with this solution. Some of the vendors we looked at were Apigee and Amazon API Gateway. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Enterprise Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We considered other vendors like IBM DataPower and also looked into Apigee, which is now taken over by Google. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Head of Group Technology at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did shortlist other usual vendors namely Apigee, Axway, Mashery that are the other competing products in the market. The number one criteria for selecting this product was CA’s pricing policy as well as its presence in that part of the world from where we come from; it is significantly big compared to all the other companies. In Asia where we come from, not all the companies are present to that extent and you need a level of comfort when you're investing in such a magnitude. You would want the organization to be very strongly present there. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Technical Consultant at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
I did not evaluate other products, but have read about them. view full review »
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Senior Java Developer/ Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Not really , as we were already using CA products like Siteminder , since layer 7 is also a CA product and provide seamless integration with the product thus we chose Layer 7 in first place . view full review »
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Vice President of API Management Division at a tech company with 51-200 employees
We work with multiple API solution providers. Each has their strengths and weaknesses. We work with our clients to understand their needs, current IT infrastructure, future-state IT infrastructure, and roadmap, then provide them with our solution recommendations based on this input and our own personal experience implementing API management and identity and access management solutions. view full review »
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Sr. Manager - Delivery, Enterprise & Platform Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at Apigee, Axway, Intel Mashery and a few more vendors. The main thing is whether the product is really good. Look at the Forester and Gartner reports and how the support is, because a lot of good products are out there but we have seen in the past that we don't get good support. These are the major criteria I look at. view full review »
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Principal Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have a process to follow to pick up a vendor. We look at the company to see how the company is doing, what is the market presence for them and the maintainability, manageability, supportability, scalability, and whether they are meeting all the functional requirements. We have an individual line item for every section of this and we score them individually, that's how we pick our vendors. view full review »
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Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I believe the company already did a lot evaluations with other similar products. view full review »
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Head of Sportsbook Delivery at Gala Coral Interactive
Partly it's obviously the reputation of the vendor, it's the support structures, it's the partners that they deal with. If they put you in touch with a partner to install the software, what is the calibre of the partner that they're dealing, and that reflects on them as an organization. Their licensing structures, how flexible they are to deal with you, these sorts of things. We also looked at Mashery and Apigee. We chose CA API Management as it was better licensing model, it was better cost model for us. I wanted that product. I'd previously worked in an organization with they'd bought what was in the Layer 7 product, and so I had an understanding of the product, I had an understanding that it had been used in my industry. I knew that it would work, because I'd seen it done before, so those things were quite key for us. view full review »

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