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CA API Management Valuable Features

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Founding Partner - Principal at Vanick Digital
The most valuable features of the solution is the gateway and the power of the gateway. The CA solution, as far as how it rates with other products in the marketplace, gives you one of the most robust sets of gateway functionality and security capabilities out of the box in a configurable fashion. Instead of having to actually write code to achieve those things, the CA Layer 7 product gives you the ability to actually configure a very broad range of capabilities and policies directly out of the box. view full review »
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Director of Architecture at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I work for a major healthcare company, it's amongst the top ten Fortune 500 companies and we've been leveraging CA API Management ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/ca-api-management ) to make our healthcare business services available on the Cloud. To make them available on the Cloud and to enable our healthcare capabilities to be consumed by different consumers in real time across a plethora of channels. We are leveraging CA API Management - we chose it by doing a huge comparison across different competitors. CA API Management helps us to securely consume various services and also the biggest thing has been to do monetization of services. We have certain rules that have been defined where you basically say that this specific healthcare capability is of greater value and we put a dollar amount to it as to which consumers can consume how much and based on its usage and all that. CA API Management has been the driver for our digital transformation. It's interesting these days, the entire business is heading towards a completely distributed platform where the consumers are everywhere. You have business to business consumers, you have API management consumers and you have mobile consumers. At the same time, you have data providers that are growing heavily. You have data analytics placed platforms and then companies are heading towards providing helping consumers to make analytics-driven decision. Let the data drive the decision so now you're the middleware industry around microservices is facing its own challenge on how to meet the scores upstream and downstream from these back-end services. That's where the microservices platform, CA API Management heavily helps to make sure that you provide your services on the part. view full review »
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IT Mobile/Web Solution Delivery Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'd say the API gateway that routes traffic in REST-to-SOAP conversions is a feature we find most valuable. SOAP is a type of web service, and REST is another. view full review »
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VP Product Development at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of priority: the scalability, uptime and the way that it's versatile. You can load up multiple different kinds of services at the same time. We have multiple different services going live on a particular platform, concurrently. It happens a lot. It's important for a system to handle that. Then CA's API solution also works with multiple solutions which are provided by CA, like LISA tools and all that. Altogether, it's a very cohesive unit. view full review »
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Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It has built-in identity management so that when someone logs into the UI, it can confirm their identity and give them access to what they need to see. Overall, it's a great tool and they keep building in more and more capabilities. view full review »
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Manager - API Management at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It’s central to our mobile-first strategy. The API layer is becoming the interface to all of our legacy back-end and all of our new app development is being built on top of our API layer. Key features – integration with SiteMinder and its ability provide security in general, content-based routing, and ability to turn our existing SOAP service back-ends into new REST-JSON APIs. 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’s a way for us to secure our externally-sourced API calls that come into the organization. The two things are 1) protocol translation where we can let a REST call come in and get converted to some legacy protocol, and 2) security token translation support because we need to convert a standard industry token to something an internal system will understand. view full review »
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Expert Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Security is the most valuable feature for us. We have a lot of threat protections turned on and I think the gateway has inherent security protections for DDoS and a whole list of other security risks. We also have the ability to customize the security of each product that we're doing, which has been really helpful. It also provides some load-balancing features. We can choose which traffic goes to which back-end server and the gateway will help us manage all that. view full review »
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IT Analyst at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Considering the various features of the API Management suite, the most obvious useful feature that we value the most is that it gives us more security, control and visibility over how our APIs are being used throughout our company and how our users are using it. It gives us more data and information so that we can target where to concentrate our resources a lot better. The other thing is also it's in the right place at the right time. APIs are a huge thing right now especially with the mobile economy growing as rapidly as it is. The API gateway could not have come at a better time for us. The UI on it is actually better than SiteMinder. It has a much more IDE type of feel to it. view full review »
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VP, EIM Data Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable aspects for us are the security features, such as OAuth and access control. Furthermore, it's a flexible tool that performs well. view full review »
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Senior Consultant
Its simplicity; and it's user friendly. Advanced Authentication and Security features. Ability of Gateway to create API on the go with compatibility to integrate with all Blackened Systems (MQ native, JMS, SFTP, HTTPS, SCP, Windows/Oracle, LDAP, etc.). view full review »
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Lead Infrastructure Architect with 11-50 employees
API Enhanced Portal 4.1 looks very promising. API Gateway policy manager for writing policies is excellent. It is the best in the industry for policy writing. view full review »
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Associate Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Live API Creator. view full review »
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Practice Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Although a lot of features come handy, the most usable feature is that solution kits are customizable. We were able to cater to a large variety of implementation and customizations with ease. view full review »
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VP Of IT Development at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
* Availability of Security Assertions: Addresses all the industry security standards * High Flexibility: Allows policy-driven orchestration and security mediation, in a drag-and-drop manner view full review »
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OSS Enterprise Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Basically, security is a big part of the API Gateway. We had a breach 12 months or so ago. So security's very, very important. Also, the actual management of APIs is fundamental to us, as we're a heavy API user. So, obviously, a centralized management platform is important. view full review »
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Integration Platform Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The Gateway is most important because it is our strategic front door into the company for all APIs. view full review »
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Sr. Systems Engineer at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
* Time to market * Ease of use * Strong support view full review »
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Application Integration Developer I at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The built-in routing platform is the most valuable feature. It is easy to use. view full review »
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Architect at a tech company with 201-500 employees
* Any-to-any integration. * The abilities to bridge messaging protocols and transform data enable us to input/output data from/to/through SOAP, JSON, MQ, JMS, databases, FTP between various backend systems, facilitating business process automation. view full review »
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Manager, .Net And Mobile Applications Development at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are definitely the security it provides and the ability to code to the roles, so that way, when the people come in, they actually have their roles identified and then, we're able to actually distribute the data through the message, to them. Role usage has really been important for us. view full review »
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Solution Architecture / Digital Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was doing all B2B integrations. The security features provided by the gateway are really cool. The tool can handle all complex security requirements. On-boarding APIs is very agile and fast. view full review »
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Manager, Information Technology - Integration Technology Engineering at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The best features of CA API Management are high quality and high reliability. view full review »
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Enterprise Solutions Architect at Logisticare
We modified our architecture to focus on microservices. This allows us to have a front door where we can separate and abstract services from APIs. We can use the API Gateway as the entry point to our enterprise. We can actually monetize our services, our APIs, and build a generic integration architecture using RESTful APIs. view full review »
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Programmer Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are reliability and scalability; it's just easy to deploy across our environment. We like those features. view full review »
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API Champion at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The best features for us are documentation, the development portal, ease-of-use, and click-to-market. Our API landscape is increasing exponentially and one if the differentiators that allow us to reach our goals is how fast we can get to the market. And our speed-to-market is based on ease-of-deployment and how fast we can iterate and change. view full review »
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Infrastructure Middleware Manager at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One valuable feature is the ease of development of the policies for the product. It's very easy to have a brand new developer come in and develop a policy to expose our APIs. view full review »
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Lead Software Engineer at a health, wellness and fitness company with 501-1,000 employees
We use the API Management tool mostly for the portal application and managing the API ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/categories/api-management )s. CA has a portal where we can expose the public and private APIs across the globe. We use it as a gateway for security and exposing the internal applications through that layer. For us, it acts like a proxy as it passes through the API layer. We use it to transmit data from one format to another format, especially to route the data based on the content. This is a seamless process. There are little challenges in regards to the AWS ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/amazon-aws ) integration but we were able to get through that and CA helped us move towards AWS. The problem was that it was slow. This product was initially built as an in-house product, but later on they converted it to a pilot product. It was not ready at that time but now it is. We are fine-tuning it to make it available on AWS; so, it's good. view full review »
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Enterprise Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is that the API gateway is very strong in security. Most of the enterprises have exposed their back-end services as APIs and everything is okay if the APIs are accessed internally within the enterprise. However, now with all kinds of mobile channels and omnichannel customer experience, the APIs get exposed to the outer world; at such a time, you need something so that you can secure your data. You don't want to be in the news that something bad has happened. Thus, API gateway acts like a security gateway. It has the ability to enforce security policies on APIs so that the user transaction is secured. Thus making sure that the transaction is a real one and not an unauthorized/hacked transaction. view full review »
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Head of Group Technology at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The Mobile SSO and Developer functions are the most valuable features. The Mobile SSO functionality is not available with most similar products in the market, which makes this a unique product. The Developer function helped the developers to be self-sufficient meaning they did not need a lot of training and they could do things on their own. API security was another important feature in terms of how you are able to control usage of digital assets and access your systems from the outside world. Thus, security was a good feature. Lastly, the monetization part was also important. We have not started off yet but monetization was one more thing that we were very happy and keen about when we saw this product. view full review »
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Head of Digital at Banco Votorantim
We acquired this platform to give more agility to inter-development. We are using this platform, for example, to deliver a fast integration between our back-end platform and our front end. CA API Management ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/ca-api-management ) enables us to very quickly create and manage the business rules, and do the integration. After this implementation, we reduced our lead-time in integration and development by approximately 50%. view full review »
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Leads System Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
This product is easy to use. We are able to troubleshoot with the logs that it creates and it's easy to get people up to speed on it. view full review »
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Technical Consultant at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features to me are: * Different Form Factors: Available as Software, Virtual Appliance, Amazon Machine Image and Hardware. * API Virtualization: Creating virtual APIs by shielding the actual enterprise resources on API Gateway. * Security: Enterprise data security and central management in API Gateway. * API Lifecycle Management: Enable, Disable, Assigning, Deprecating and Deleting APIs on API Portal * Scalability: API Gateway is easily scalable horizontally and managed easily. * Mobile SSO is another feature/capability which available view full review »
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Senior Java Developer/ Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
It provides a simple way to create REST APIs. It provides easy integration with REST and SOAP services. It has its own language, which make it possible to design and implement the complete flow using existing services and databases, and to create and aggregate fine-and coarse-grained APIs. view full review »
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Vice President of API Management Division at a tech company with 51-200 employees
* Security * Flexibility * Ease of use * Message translation view full review »
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Sr Software XML Gateway Developer at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The following features are most valuable ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/ca-api-management/by_topic/valuable_features ) to me: * Extracting credentials for authentication * Security * This product ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/ca-api-management ) handles security in their own and unique way. e.g internal identity providers, connect to any LDAP in organization and validate, Certificate checks etc. * It can do certificate authentications ( one way, two way). * It can read credentials and connect to any LDAP including its own internal identity provider using the credentials * It can generate SAML tokens for security * It can extract/parse XML/JSON element. * Password once stored in cannot be viewed, but can be extracted, this is major advantage when we use basic credential to any system to connect * Regular Expressions is one area where it has a big advantage for validation of strings view full review »
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Sr. Manager - Technology Governance and Architecture at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
From our perspective, the most important aspect is the ability to scale without compromising performance as well as security. That’s the most important aspect, and that’s one of the reasons why we chose the CA product ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/ca-api-management ), because it does scale for our needs to grow without compromising performance. Also, security is very key. We are in a marketplace that companies are being hacked, so we didn’t really want to compromise in any of the security aspects of it. Good performance and ability to scale not only for now but also in the near future as we organically grow the company. view full review »
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Sr. Manager - Delivery, Enterprise & Platform Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is security, which is the most important to our company. Then comes performance, scalability, and I see tremendous performance value without compromising the security. It gives us peace of mind, for example there are so many penetration attacks happening, DDoS kind of attacks happen in our API infrastructure if you don't have the security. With the out of the box security features from CA API Management ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/ca-api-management ), I can focus on the business logic to deliver the real value to the consumers, without worrying about the security. It's very stable, we've been in production for the last year and we didn't have a single production incident because of the API Management solution. I'm really happy with that actually. It's very stable and very reliable. view full review »
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Principal Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
What I felt was when we reviewed it along with the multiple other vendors in the market was that the operational side of API Management ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/ca-api-management ) is pretty simple, so that we can ramp it up very fast in our organization. The way the product is built was really good. view full review »
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Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's a purveyor of tools for managing and securing APIs. It is flexible in how it creates custom policies and uses builds with impressive methods. view full review »
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Head of Sportsbook Delivery at Gala Coral Interactive
In our context, we have a number of REST APIs that we had to expose, a number of partners, internal users, as well as external partners who wanted to basically integrate cleanly and quickly, but didn't want to do five independent integrations into each API, so the CA tool allows us to effectively wrap those APIs into a common interface, so you can make one call and then the gateway will go away and make the other calls for you. That is the primary goal was that and the tool does that for us. 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 published API is easy. We don’t have any idea how to create or add value to the API to aggregate security, and we want to add the CA API gateway. view full review »

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