CA API Management Improvements to My Organization

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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 »
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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 »
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Mahesh Rangaswamy
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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Integration Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 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 »
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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 »
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James Lepianka
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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Michael Quintero
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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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 »
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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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Ramana Ranga Raju
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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Jeff Nibler
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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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 »
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Ian Frawley
OSS Enterprise Architect at a comms service provider
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 »
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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 »
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Neil Callaghan
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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Vijay Alagarasan
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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Programmer Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It certainly filled the 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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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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Lou Powell
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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Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 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 »
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Arun (Kumar) Singh
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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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 »
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Song Jing Lim
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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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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Senior Lead Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 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 »
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Prof IT System at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 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 »
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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 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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Sampath Kumar Palati
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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Reza Motevallizadeh
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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Kalyan Reddy
Lead Infrastructure Architect with 11-50 employees
CA is the first in the market from the time they acquired Layer 7. 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. This adds more value to our API Management wing. View full review »
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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 »
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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 »
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Brent Beermann
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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Adnan Siddiqui
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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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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Heather Lilly
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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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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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 »
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Cyber Security Advisor
We are still evaluating it, so I cannot comment much on this. View full review »
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Senior Associate
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 »
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Roberto Hengist
Head of Digital at Banco Votorantim
It standardized all processes during development with the integration between platforms. View full review »
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Steve Schilhabel
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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Ron Toward
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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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 »
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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 »
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Sekar Purushothaman
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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Siddharth Saxena
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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