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CA API Management Improvements to My Organization

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Founding Partner - Principal at Vanick Digital
If it's implemented correctly and you take advantage of some of the capabilities, like the ability to use APIM on the side and integrate that in with policies, it removes a lot of the weight of building all of those rules into the underlying services. It allows you to escalate that up and put that into policy management that can be managed in real time, which creates a faster move to market with capabilities. view full review »
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IT Mobile/Web Solution Delivery Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It allows you to much more rapidly expose enterprise services to front-end applications, such as mobile and web. view full review »
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Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It provides us a needed level of security in restricting access for the user. It’s able to make multiple API calls while looking like it’s just making one. view full review »
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Manager - API Management at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
As the APIs are built and published and made available to developers, we can build applications on top of those APIs in days and weeks as opposed to months. In a traditional web application you’re building your UI, your integration layer, your back end, all at the same time, and there are dependencies – you can’t built the UI until you have database access, etc. With the API model, all that access to the backend is already available so all you have to concentrate on is building a good user experience. 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
It provides a simple endpoint for applications to call and for customers to call, so it reduces a lot of the complications of API services. Most of these APIs the user never sees, like a mobile app that does something below the water line, or another partner is calling our application – such as an order purchasing system at another customer, whose app calls our app. It eliminates the need to deal with users in a lot of cases, so if users don’t have to deal with the system it’s convenient for them. It helps us automate as well. view full review »
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Expert Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think it's protecting and exposing our internal APIs externally. We have a lot of different types of back-end technologies that use the APIs -- REST, UIs, and GUIs. So using the API product creates a single set of APIs, even though in the back-end they're much different. view full review »
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IT Analyst at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The API Management suite for us is still fairly new as it's not as expanded as SiteMinder is. However, the potential for it to expand is still there. As an organization we can see that this is another one of those products that will be ubiquitous in the near future, just as SiteMinder is. Organizationally speaking, it will fill a lot of the gaps where we are developing in new spaces, especially in mobile spaces, and it's going to be adopted globally in the near future in my prediction. view full review »
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VP, EIM Data Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a great tool, but I wouldn’t say it streamlined anything. It does just exactly what we acquired for, which is to connect and manage data from our legacy system to the cloud and to mobile. We had some digital channel projects that required back-end integration and needed security on the gateway to handle the throughput that would be coming, so we chose API Management. view full review »
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Team Lead at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We needed a way to secure our externally-facing services. Layer 7 was a lot more lightweight and its security chops were more apparent. For deployment, it needed the ability to go with a VM image because it was not going to be on-premise. It was going to be in a cloud offering in front of our commerce spot. view full review »
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Lead Infrastructure Architect with 11-50 employees
CA is the first in the market from the time they acquired Layer7. They deliver the best API Management solutions. From 2012, our clients evolved a lot from API Management perspective after using CA. We are able to expose mission critical APIs to the external world, monetize them, and generate revenue from them in the most secure manner. CA also drastically improved the capabilities from Gateway, Portal, and OAUTH perspective in the last couple of years. That adds more value to our API Management wing. view full review »
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Associate Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The simple REST based APIs can now be delivered in hours which took days previously. view full review »
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Practice Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We have developed frameworks around this product set. It provides the ability to customize and has tremendous depth. The frameworks are configuration driven, which gives the ability to implement micro-services architecture with ease and provides DevOps agility in terms of continuous deployment, etc. view full review »
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VP Of IT Development at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Thanks to this product, we have successfully secured SOAP and REST APIs and exposed them to international/domestic partners using the standard industry protocols. view full review »
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OSS Enterprise Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've got all sorts of threat protection in the API Gateway, from DDoS through to SQL injection and things like that. So, those are all part of the standard features we use within policies that we drive out the Gateway. We've got a security policy that we know is consistent across the APIs we expose through it. Also, as it's a fragment, we can add to it and update it, and it impacts all policies that use it, and it helps with speed. view full review »
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Integration Platform Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 different application servers, uncontrolled if you like, not as secure as they should have been. You probably don't know, 18 months ago we had a large security breach, which turned into a large issue with the national press. We now use the Gateway for that single point of entry for all of our API traffic. view full review »
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Sr. Systems Engineer at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
We were able to market our mobile app products with their strong security features. view full review »
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Architect at a tech company with 201-500 employees
We use it to integrate various different customer and backend systems, in order to automate business processes. 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 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 multiple times. We write a policy one time, and then we're just able to just drag it over and reuse it for other things. view full review »
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Solution Architecture / Digital Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
In my last position, the core services were exposed to the consumers via the ESB layer. They had plenty of issues with protecting those services and keeping the back-end services hidden from their consumers. Using this tool helped them to provide a unique endpoint, with no change to the consumers. It allowed them to change their services without affecting the customer interfaces. view full review »
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Manager, Information Technology - Integration Technology Engineering at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It provides a centralized security mechanism so that we can route all our policies and all our traffic through the gateway. view full review »
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Enterprise Solutions Architect at Logisticare
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 secure, very powerful, and has a great deal of complex functions that are native in the solution so that we don’t need to write code to do it. view full review »
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Programmer Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It certainly filled the API management ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/ca-api-management ) needs of our organization. For example, we were in the process of designing a patient portal for the hospital, and we were able to quickly leverage the UAR tool kit that’s available. The developers didn't really have to think about security, even though in the healthcare industry, security is a big concern. And that was all leveraged from the robust tool kit available in API Management. Taking that heavy lifting away from the developers so they could focus on functionality and we could focus on delivering the secure access they needed, was great. view full review »
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API Champion at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It sets itself apart mainly because it's a bigger product and a bigger company, so it integrates well with other solutions that we already have on-premises. That makes it a lot easier for us to move people around, since they already have a basic skill set. That really helps. The support that we get from CA ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/vendors/ca-technologies ) in general, including the talks, the books and the documentation that explains how to sell from a technical and a non-technical side, really benefits us. view full review »
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Infrastructure Middleware Manager at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's benefited us greatly in allowing us to expose our APIs to external third-party vendors in a secure fashion. view full review »
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Lead Software Engineer at a health, wellness and fitness company with 501-1,000 employees
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 microservices to the external world. That’s our main goal and we are using CA API Gateway for this purpose. view full review »
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Enterprise Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Whenever there is a new API development our organization does not need to worry about the security aspects in regards to the API because it's already in place. view full review »
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Head of Group Technology at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 proceed in the direction of how we would like to shape-up our organization. view full review »
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Head of Digital at Banco Votorantim
It standardized all processes during development with the integration between platforms. view full review »
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Leads System Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it for managing policies and that process is simple and easy to perform. view full review »
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Technical Consultant at a tech 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 »
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Senior Java Developer/ Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We have used it as the top layer in physical infrastructure architecture and made that available to mobile, iPad and desktop applications. Basically, it worked as a single point of contact for all applications via HTTP protocol as a communication channel. Underneath, it is aggregating a plethora of REST and SOAP services and connections to LDAP, AuthMinder, RiskMinder and SiteMinder for authorisation and authentication. With it, we provided an enterprise solution for authentication and authorisation for all internal and external application in a quick and efficient manner using existing SOAP and REST services. view full review »
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Vice President of API Management Division at a tech company with 51-200 employees
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 Portal that provides governance, control, visibility, and organization of the entire API stack. These features result in faster time to market, cut months off project timelines, and enable businesses to prevent from becoming disrupted by high-tech startups. view full review »
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Sr Software XML Gateway Developer at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our organization relies entirely on it for web services and RESTful APIs. Internal applications never get requests if they are not valid or authenticated, which saves the backend server's processing. Big organizations can track demand of services and drives to ROI. view full review »
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Sr. Manager - Technology Governance and Architecture at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 folks who also leverage the same services which are currently consumed by our external customers. So the intention when we thought about this whole solution and the future perspective was to have a single platform that caters the niche for both, without trying to deploy them in a very indifferent way. We have seen in other places and even in the past that you have a solution and deployment that provision for internal users and separately for external users. That was too much cost: maintenance and redundancy. We wanted to bring them together as a whole and that’s the aspect which we like the most using the proxy aspects of it and the ability to configure the different end-points. We point out based on the user base which end-point we hit on without a compromise in any of the scalability, performance and security aspects but at the same time using a single platform per se. view full review »
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Principal Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It simplifies the operational cost because it is self contained in one container, or one image, so when we wanted to scale, when we wanted to deploy a new Gateway, you could literally do it in like 2 to 3 hours or less than 30 minutes. If you have an automated way you can spin up an automated way. We also have the ability to deploy it in the cloud if we wanted to. That is one of the very powerful things for us to get the buy-in from our operations team. view full review »
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Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We implemented few Layer7 project to various organizations. Most of them just use it as a 'proxy' for policy checking. For example, limit the number of access attempts on specific page from the same IP for a specific duration. Other clients use it for logic flow, to create a workflow integrated with the Australian government's MyGov framework, which is beyond just security checks. view full review »
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Chief Engineer (R&D for VoIP, Networking and P2P) at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The API gateway is a great solution. view full review »

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