CA API Management Other Solutions Considered

Sam Bachman
Owner at Clarity Iq Inc
Where I got involved with CA on this product, there were not really competitive products. Since that time, there probably are some companies that have come out, but honestly, I am busy enough, I don't really look because there's no reason to divorce myself from CA on this product. View full review »
Solution Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did consider other vendors. I wasn't part of the original selection, but it came down to two different vendors, CA being one of them - at the time it was Layer 7. Then we did a proof of concept, so I was involved in that. In the end, it was really no contest. I tell our other people about this: That it was a week long proof of concept and the other vendor, it couldn't complete one use case. In one week, they had three people that they brought on-premise to work on our use cases for the proof of concept, and they couldn't complete any of them. Layer 7, they completed all of the use cases in one afternoon. It was pretty convincing. View full review »
Chirag Desai
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 »
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 »
Integration Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We evaluated Forum, obviously. Layer 7 is one we looked into. Axway. IBM, because we use it a lot for e-commerce, so that is an API gateway we have been looking into. View full review »
Enterprise Architect at DXC Technologie
We did do some evaluations against other products. Just to name a few, we looked at Mulesoft, WS02. We went with CA because the solution is simple to implement, it fits our use case well, and in terms of price point it also chimes well with our VPs. View full review »
James Lepianka
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 »
Michael Quintero
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 »
Enterprise Architect
Without naming them, they are the top contenders in the well-known ratings, so the ones that you find there were used as a basis for evaluation and, from then on, we did some deep-dives into the functional capabilities of these products and then decided on a shortlist. Those vendors were then were evaluated by our procurement concerning the financial aspect of the old stuff. View full review »
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 »
Ramana Ranga Raju
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 »
Jeff Nibler
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 »
Pradeep Bharadwaj
Computer Scientist at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This product existed here before I started with this team so it has been here for last six or seven years. I've only been here for two and a half years. I'm not sure what kind of evaluation took place, what the criteria were for the evaluation. But, I'm pretty sure that they would have evaluated two or three products before choosing CA API Gateway. Our company itself already has two gateways. I think the main criteria here were in terms of software security, mostly securing the APIs in terms of SQL insertion attacks or XML structure attacks. They were looking more at securing the APIs and CA was probably the best at it. View full review »
Richard Lobovsky
VP Enterprise Solutions - Financial Services at Samsung
I do not have a lot of competitive information on other mobile access or mobile API gateways. So, it is hard for me to say how it ranks against other competitors. I will say that it seems like it is deployed in dozens, if not, over a hundred different companies. That says for itself that it is a very strong product. View full review »
Ian Frawley
OSS Enterprise Architect
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 »
Vijay Alagarasan
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 »
Abhishek Valsangkar
Business Development - Alliances and Partnerships at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The options that I had were Apigee and Mulesoft. View full review »
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 »
Lou Powell
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 »
Director Identity & Access Management at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did not have a previous solution, but we did evaluate Mulesoft as an alternative and, possibly, Informatica. We ultimately decided that our relationship with CA, and the type integration with some of the other applications that we had deployed in the enterprise, made the API Gateway a much better option for us. View full review »
Sr. Manager - Delivery, Enterprise & Platform Architect at a tech 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 »
Arun (Kumar) Singh
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 »
Hirouk Choudhury
Technical Principal at FedEx Corporation
We already have ELA with multiple product vendors. It is a matter of using which one we want and moving forward. View full review »
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 »
Senior Lead Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We evaluated CA and Google. We chose CA because we already had an embedded solution with them and a good relationship. Pricing was also a factor. View full review »
Sampath Kumar Palati
Technical Consultant at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
I did not evaluate other products, but have read about them and the features they provide. View full review »
Reza Motevallizadeh
Solution Architecture / Digital Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We evaluated MuleSoft, Apigee, and 3scale. View full review »
Kalyan Reddy
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 »
Solution Architect
We did evaluate other vendors but we finally chose API Gateway. View full review »
Aman Khurana
Technical Principal at FedEx Corporation
Initially we were looking into different options. We looked into Apigee, Axway, and CA. We did the whole evaluation, and CA come out to be the winner, because CA is the market industry leader. View full review »
Adnan Siddiqui
Practice Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We looked at Apigee, Mashery, IBM, MuleSoft, WSO2, and others. View full review »
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 »
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 »
Senior Director at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
TIBCO Mashery, Mulesoft. View full review »
Senior Associate at a financial services firm
We didn't consider any other vendors. View full review »
Christian Villamizar Lamus
Experts in Integration Models at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We evaluated the following solutions: IBM, WSO2, and Oracle. View full review »
Alan Fairhurst
Development Manager API Management - Digital Technology Services at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have experimented with all of the APIM solutions. Each one is fit for different situations but, overall, CA API Management is the best product for the expected functionality. I have evaluated Apigee, Mulesoft, SoftwareAG, Akana, Kong, and IBM API Connect. View full review »
Senior Consultant
Yes, IBM and Apigee. View full review »
Siddharth Saxena
Associate Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Mashery and IBM. View full review »

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