CA API Management Valuable Features

Sam Bachman
Owner at Clarity Iq Inc
The most valuable feature is that it enables me to present data in the format that the client wants to consume it. That client might be a visualization tool, that client might be a report, that client might be a customer's API requirements. The challenge is, how do you get the data structured in the way they want it, as opposed to how do you get them to change. My job isn't to make them change, my job is to give them what they want. Honestly, when you give people what they want, it's easy. When you try to get people to change what they're doing, it's hard. View full review »
Solution12ef
Solution Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think the flexibility. It's very configurable. Each policy is very customizable, where we can accommodate different capabilities that our trading partners actually have. Even though from a textbook standpoint, there's always a certain ideal pattern that you want to apply, that's rarely the case with our trading partners. That flexibility is very important. And the main point of the Gateway is the security aspect of it. It's very good from that standpoint. It has met all of our expectations. We're very happy with that. View full review »
Chirag Desai
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 »
Architect219
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 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 »
Mahesh Rangaswamy
Sr. Manager - Technology Governance and Architecture at a tech 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, 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 »
Integrat4b20
Integration Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
From the security point of view it provides lot of features, as well as performance. I think it's 4000 transactions per seconds, per node, is what the performance is. So those two are major features that we have been looking for. It does both in a great way. View full review »
LiemNguyen
Enterprise Architect at DXC Technologie
The most valuable feature, as I mentioned, is the composability, because we use a lot of functionalities. Also, right now we're looking into the Dockerized version of API Gateway because that would allow us to flow nicely into our Microservice Architecture. View full review »
James Lepianka
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 »
Michael Quintero
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 »
Enterpri98a1
Enterprise Architect
Most valuable might be the security assertions, the policy assertions that are able to be bound somehow to the APIs. View full review »
Vp28e8
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 »
Ramana Ranga Raju
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 APIs. 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 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 »
Jeff Nibler
Vice President of API Management Division at a tech company with 51-200 employees
* Security * Flexibility * Ease of use * Message translation View full review »
Pradeep Bharadwaj
Computer Scientist at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* The lightweight mediation * Transformation from JSON to XML and XML to JSON * API portal and API key management * The Developer Portal * Some of the key SSL sessions, inside the gateway * Circuit Breaker is a cool feature, too View full review »
Randall Beatty
Lead Software Developer at United Services Automobile Association
I'm mostly involved in using the OTK for OAuth security. We use the OAuth for all of our reactive APIs, for B-to-B to come in, and we're starting to onboard those now. It's been pretty easy to use so we enjoy that, other than a couple of challenges we're having with it currently. View full review »
Richard Lobovsky
VP Enterprise Solutions - Financial Services at Samsung
CA has incredible reach in the market across industries. To have the opportunity to partner with CA has been great for us, a great exposure. They have got a very compelling platform that enables organizations to easily develop and roll out mobile applications. A lot of their customers have come and said, "We'd like to be able to enable these mobile applications with biometric authentication capabilities." It is really a nice blend. We are able to provide that capability to enable that platform to deliver that to their client base. View full review »
Ian Frawley
OSS Enterprise Architect
Security is the fundamental use of the gateway so the security assertions are heavily used and are consistent. We also use it to broker asynchronous messaging across DCs transforming between messaging technologies to provide real time updates for customers in a really secure way. Also, the actual management of APIs is fundamental to us, as we're a heavy API user/provider. So, obviously, a centralised management platform is important. View full review »
Atul Raut
Design Engineer at Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Security is definitely the top one, and other than that, it is a quite customizable product. I have seen that they are coming up with newer features and they are quick, coming into the market very quickly. Compared to other vendors, this product is much faster in coming up with new features, which is good. View full review »
Neil Callaghan
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 »
Vijay Alagarasan
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 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 »
Abhishek Valsangkar
Business Development - Alliances and Partnerships at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Security is the most important parameter of the solution, for me, because whenever you are exposing your APIs to third-parties, it is critical that the data remains anonymous and that data is retained within the system, that it is not leaked. CA API Management provides good security features and that is very critical. View full review »
programm558405
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 »
Enterprib02f
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 »
Lou Powell
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 »
JeffreyKlein
Director Identity & Access Management at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The security features are the most important because that's what we're using the application for, specifically. View full review »
Software4050
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The extensibility of it. It can do a lot of things. You can create little, custom Java assertions that you can insert to do your business logic, which might not be covered by the commercial product out-of-the-box. View full review »
SrManager2193
Sr. Manager - Delivery, Enterprise & Platform Architect at a tech 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, 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 »
Arun (Kumar) Singh
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 »
Hirouk Choudhury
Technical Principal at FedEx Corporation
There are many things, which are really good, like the Gateway. That's really great and pretty useful. The Mobile API Gateway is also great. View full review »
it_user399735
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 »
SrXMLDev508
Sr Software XML Gateway Developer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The following features are most valuable to me: * Extracting credentials for authentication * Security * This product 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 »
SeniorLebf40
Senior Lead Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* For developers to be able to come, sign up, or find APIs. * Sign up for the API and start using it in their applications without a Gateway developer having to get involved. View full review »
Sampath Kumar Palati
Technical Consultant at a tech vendor 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 »
ProfITSy6633
Prof IT System at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The main feature is the security, and then the performance of the APIs is good. The monitoring part is also helpful. View full review »
ApiChamp285a
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 »
Reza Motevallizadeh
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 »
VP35799
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 »
Kalyan Reddy
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 »
Solutiona356
Solution Architect
Security. We get a lot of class actions, payloads, which have real security requirements, like personal identification information. So we need to protect all of this information, make sure it is secure. Also, we can handle the huge class actions we get from different clients. View full review »
Aman Khurana
Technical Principal at FedEx Corporation
The most valuable, for the Gateway, is it can front our APIs very easily, and it can integrate with FedEx easily, so those are good. For the Portal, we are able to manage with APIs and documentation. However, there are a lot of improvements, which could be done on the Portal side. View full review »
Brent Beermann
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 »
Adnan Siddiqui
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 »
Architec596d
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 »
reviewer631233
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 »
Eric Krauss
Senior Manager Global Devops at Encore Capital Group
Most valuable features are * the ease of use * a very nice UI * you can navigate through the screens * a very good search feature. View full review »
SeniorDi80d8
Senior Director at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
CA API Developer Portal and API Security policy. View full review »
CyberSec9bc8
Cyber Security Advisor
* The ToolKit with OAuth Manager * The Policy Manager * The Gateway Migration Utility (GMU) is a pretty good tool to use. View full review »
SeniorAsce8e
Senior Associate at a financial services firm
The security that it provides, actually. Being in the financial services industry, obviously security is very important for us. View full review »
Roberto Hengist
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 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 »
Christian Villamizar Lamus
Experts in Integration Models at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Current security models which are the focus of the industry. * The product documentation helps the client and/or user to evolve quickly while using the tool. * Support has efficiently combined with the forum. View full review »
Steve Schilhabel
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 »
Ron Toward
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 »
Alan Fairhurst
Development Manager API Management - Digital Technology Services at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
It's a secure product that allows us to expose API and lock down to only those devices and individuals which have the verified rights to access. View full review »
Wilmer Jesús González Pacheco
Arquitecto de Soluciones at a program development consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
* The speed and versatility in the implementation of APIs without writing a line of code in any programming language. * The solution has numerous configuration options to increase security in communication. * The administration interface (Policy Manager) is very easy to understand and use. View full review »
Architeca111
Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Security, out-of-the-box policies. View full review »
Solutionbbbe
Solution Architect at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The Portal API helps us with deployments. It also helps to have a catalog of everything. The replication is also a critical feature for us. It helps to have a more robust architecture and makes our systems are highly available. View full review »
SeniorEn5976
Senior Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Quick response to the setup authentication for web services. That's important to us because we generally don't have a lot of time. View full review »
Sekar Purushothaman
Sr. Systems Engineer at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
* Time to market * Ease of use * Strong support View full review »
reviewer607752
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. View full review »
reviewer637836
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 »
Siddharth Saxena
Associate Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Live API Creator. View full review »

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