CA API Management Previous Solutions

Sam Bachman
Owner at Clarity Iq Inc
You look where your pain is. If you can perceive pain, you know what you need to do. Where does it hurt? That's what you need to work on. A different solution didn't exist. You developed things in code. You used C++, you used Java, because that was the only way to do it, to build it yourself. Now, much of the lifting is done, but the extensibility is still in the product. What you're forced into, or what you have the opportunity to take advantage of, is a system that has done a lot of the hard and mind-numbing, repetitive tasks; simplified so many of the things that you would have to do. Incidentally, that creates an opportunity for a mistake. Those things are automated, but the extensibility is still there on the product, so you can still do the things that are specific to your business's needs. View full review »
Solution Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was a gap in our company. We knew we had APIs that we wanted to leverage and work with our trading partners, for them to access it. But working with our security team, we knew that we didn't have a good way of exposing them securely. That was a roadblock for our business. We couldn't make them accessible because of polices. API Gateway filled that gap and enabled us to use best practices to expose our APIs. View full review »
Chirag Desai
Head of Sportsbook Delivery at Gala Coral Interactive
The trigger, effectively, was that we had a partner, we'd done a commercial deal. The partner wanted to integrate, we wanted to integrate with the partner, but the partner had a legacy sort of application that they weren't able to do this integrating to five APIs. They wanted one interface, and they didn't want to on-board any of the logic, they wanted that to be done somewhere else, hence the CA API Management tool that does that for us. They make one call, it goes away, does all the connections, all the session affinity, with all the underlying APIs, and that partner can just make the calls as they want. They deployed it on desktop, on tablet, mobile's coming as well now, and we use it for other partners as well. View full review »
Mahesh Rangaswamy
Sr. Manager - Technology Governance and Architecture at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were using an in-house built solution which used Tomcat servers and were quite complex. We wanted speed which is the key for success in the current marketplace, so CA did deliver that. We wanted that speed. We were able to really get up and running fairly quickly because it is mostly configuration driven as opposed to doing things from scratch. View full review »
Integration Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were using Forum before, but we wanted a much more flexible solution that scales and has better performance. That's why we chose CA's API Gateway, to resolve our security, and provide the best performance for all the APIs that we have. View full review »
James Lepianka
Manager, .Net And Mobile Applications Development at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'd used it before, so when we created our mobility team, with me as the manager, I knew that this is the device I was going to have to put in front of all my services in order to make them reusable. It was once we'd actually standardized and built everything out, then we made room for the device, so it was just no more than procuring the device, and putting it in place at that point. When I’m selecting a vendor, I want to look for somebody who cares about me as a customer. I want to find somebody who actually wants our solution to work. I think the team has been fantastic at that. I look at what other customers think about the support and, have they gotten anything good from their support teams? I look at that. I think the last thing that I would look at would be price, to be honest, because I care more about the solution. Is it going to work for us? It's a partnership. When I meet a vendor, and we're actually going to put in one of their tools, or we're going to use a tool, or an appliance or whatever, to help us, then that to me is a partnership, and we're in this solution together. That's what I really, really got from CA. View full review »
Michael Quintero
Enterprise Solutions Architect at Logisticare
We were using a Delphi application. View full review »
Enterprise Architect
It's a completely new solution for us as we were not dealing with REST-based APIs up to that point, and internally we are used to using SOAP Vitsa-based web services instead, as the major application technology. Now it's more and more moving to the REST-based approach with some kind of mircrosource architecture concepts that are being introduced, so we need to look for another solution or some kind of add-on to a existing integration infrastructure. View full review »
Head of Group Technology at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were not using a different solution before. We were looking in the markets for solutions which would help us give this level of scalability, based on the nature of business that we have. We never had a product like this because API management was always a discussion and we never knew how to implement it. When we saw this product and figured out that they had the features we wanted, then we took our time to perform due diligence and figured out this was the right product for us. View full review »
Ramana Ranga Raju
Lead Software Engineer at a health, wellness and fitness company with 501-1,000 employees
Previously, we were using OAG - Oracle Application Gateway. The CDCI was not that good with that. The continuous delivery and continuous integration are not readily available and there are a lot of bugs in the code, in the product. In comparison to that, the CA tool is less buggy. There were a few reasons for choosing this vendor. The first being the continuous delivery and continuous integration, which was one of the major things we were looking for. Next, we wanted to look at the portal and the API itself; how do you manage the APIs, giving access, access control and all those aspects. The third thing we were looking at was security. So, these are 3 different things that we were considering whilst selecting a vendor. View full review »
Ian Frawley
OSS Enterprise Architect
We use Microsoft IIS in other areas to expose services against a load-balanced cluster. So we have these bulk security components within it. They've never been compromised but we thought we'd would add an off-the-shelf security appliance to add an additional layer that also comes with API management capabilities. View full review »
Atul Raut
Design Engineer at Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
The solution was already in my company before I came. View full review »
Neil Callaghan
Integration Platform Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We introduced the API Gateway. I wasn't here at the time, by the way, but we didn't use anything in terms of that. We bought it really for our protection and security capabilities. So the main thing is the API, the whole API management piece. We did go out to tender; we invited about six, or evaluated about six, different solutions and selected CA. View full review »
Vijay Alagarasan
Principal Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We work with a few other vendors, I don't want to name them but they are leading vendors in the API Management space. We picked the CA solution for a few reasons, because we have some legacy protocol that's being supported only by CA API Management and that is the reason why we picked it. Another reason why we picked it is the operational management is much simpler when compared to other vendors. View full review »
Abhishek Valsangkar
Business Development - Alliances and Partnerships at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I still use multiple solutions. I use some open-source solutions, I use some of the competing enterprise solutions, and I use CA as well. It really depends on what my end-customer really wants. It depends on the use. View full review »
Programmer Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
When we looked at this emerging API management need seven years ago, we looked at the Gartner recommendations and then looked at our organization’s needs at that time and kind of picked CA right from the beginning. View full review »
Enterprise Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was involved in the decision-making process to adopt the solution. Initially, we had a normal NetScaler load balancer. However, the challenge with that tool was once your APIs get exposed to the internet/the mobile phone, how to pass the username and password from your mobile phone to your back-ends. The mobile experience demands that you don't want users to authenticate every time they want to use the application. For example, the Facebook user experience is such that once you enter your username and password you are logged in and whenever you come next time, the token gets refreshed. A similar kind of experience is what we were looking for and that demands API management. View full review »
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
When we first started on the Gateway, it was a different company, then CA bought it. The difference from that other company, which might have been a smaller company, from there to CA has just been the responsiveness and that extra level of training and other support that we are getting from CA. View full review »
Sr. Manager - Delivery, Enterprise & Platform Architect at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were using the ESB solution, we were using SOAP services and then we wanted to move to REST based services so that we could open up our internal assets to our customers directly. View full review »
Arun (Kumar) Singh
Senior Java Developer/ Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Previously, we chose to use CA-provided solutions, that’s how it came into the picture. View full review »
Hirouk Choudhury
Technical Principal at FedEx Corporation
We have ELA with other product vendors, like IBM and Oracle. However, we thought CA might be a good option based on their support within the account. The CA folks who are working, partnering with us within the account and our organization, they have been very reachable and very cooperative. So even though we have licenses with IBM and Oracle for the same kind of products, API management, we are going ahead with CA just because of the trust that they were able to build. View full review »
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We didn't use other solutions before this one. View full review »
Sr Software XML Gateway Developer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our organization moved to this product because Cisco stopped supporting its gateway. View full review »
Senior Lead Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were using the API Gateway before. The industry is moving is to be more API-oriented and more self-service oriented, which is why we invested in a new solution. View full review »
Sampath Kumar Palati
Technical Consultant at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
I did not try any other solutions previously. View full review »
Prof IT System at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were previously using a different API gateway. We had some issues with those servers. We did some evaluation in the market. I evaluated server software and IBM DataPower and Intel products. Finally, based on all the features, like security, we decided that the CA product is the best suited to the needs of Motorola's business. View full review »
API Champion at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We have multiple solutions in house. This is the one we choose for now for certain products. There weren't really better products and there's only certain product groups in the market, and we only pick the best-in-breeds. CA was one of them. For me, the most important quality in a vendor is technical support. I want support from end-to-end, including documentation, technology, and written materials that I can download and review myself and then reapply. View full review »
Reza Motevallizadeh
Solution Architecture / Digital Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We weren’t using a solution previously, but alongside of this tool, we were using Apigee Edge and 3scale API Gateways. Each one of them is designed for a different purpose. We were looking at them as complementary products and not as replacements. View full review »
Kalyan Reddy
Lead Infrastructure Architect with 11-50 employees
We didn’t use a solution before this one. CA is the best in the market in terms of stability, scalability, and policy development. They are the best at achieving custom scenarios related to clients (customization) in all perspectives, besides the current API Portal 4.1, as it is not yet matured enough. There is nothing to worry about in the 4.1 portal. View full review »
Solution Architect
We were using an IBM product. We switched because we had some constraints, technical issues, support issues, and some other issues like use cases. View full review »
Brent Beermann
Infrastructure Middleware Manager at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We didn't have a previous solution specific to this. We had some other products where there was some overlap with this product, but none of the products accomplished what this did. We had a specific need. There were multiple products that were specialized in different things, but they could do some of the stuff that this product could do. This solution is very narrowly focused on API management. View full review »
Adnan Siddiqui
Practice Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We did have a previous solution, but the lack of a feature set, only cloud-based implementations, and lack of customizations drove us towards CA. View full review »
Architect at a tech company with 201-500 employees
We didn't use any previous solutions in production. We tried different products in the prototyping phase more than five years ago. This one fits our needs the best. View full review »
VP Of IT Development at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We were using Vordel Gateway, but it lacked the flexibility and integration capabilities that CA API Gateway provided at the time. View full review »
Eric Krauss
Senior Manager Global Devops at Encore Capital Group
We had API gateways before, we just divested from IBM and went with CA. View full review »
Senior Director at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
TIBCO Mashery which was good any for API gateway, but needs more monitoring and easier methods for setting up policies. View full review »
Senior Associate at a financial services firm
We were transitioning from another product, DataPower. We switched because of the native support for APIs in API Management. View full review »
Christian Villamizar Lamus
Experts in Integration Models at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I work in a consultancy, so we do projects with other products. However, our partner product is with CA Technologies. View full review »
Steve Schilhabel
Manager, Information Technology - Integration Technology Engineering at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don't know if we had a previous solution before going with API Managment. We have a number of CA products. Some of them, we started with the CA product and some of them we started with other products and then switched to CA because of their high availability and high reliability. We are not looking to switch it. It’s nice and stable. View full review »
Ron Toward
Leads System Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We used Layer 7 before CA acquired it. View full review »
Alan Fairhurst
Development Manager API Management - Digital Technology Services at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
No. Selected after extensive "beauty contest." View full review »
Senior Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We didn't have a previous solution. View full review »
Sekar Purushothaman
Sr. Systems Engineer at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Initially we were using MuleSoft Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) before we switched to CA API Management. View full review »
Senior Consultant
The only solution I use is CA APIM and it’s the best. I haven't even thought of switching into another one. View full review »
Siddharth Saxena
Associate Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

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