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"Good interface, intuitive solution."

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"The out-of-the-box security features are useful. Right now, you can just right-click and drag and drop the assertions with the rate limit. That, as well as the x-amount surge protection, is built in so we can bring that in.""The security checking authentication is our primary use case for this solution.""Containerization and the monetization module are quite unique for an API tool... In addition, the development time and rollout time are pretty quick.""There are a few assertions which are built-in for threat protection. I have used them for vulnerabilities, like for DDoS attacks, XML schema validation, IP restriction, and for cross-domain.""From a security standpoint, it works great. It is the right solution for us. It's lightweight, a software-appliance configuration which was easy to deploy and configure.""The solution helped us to quickly publish and monetize APIs. I have used versioning responses to publish or send APIs to different customers with different versions.""As an organization grow, you can use CA API Management for authentication purposes through the CA API Gateway. It allows for multiple identity providers with different Active Directories.""I work for an information security company. CA API Management is capable of using tokens for authorization to manage access control for the APIs."

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"Lacks an integrated billing feature."

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"On the monitoring side, we need a better way to monitor it. CA has not given a clear understanding of what external tools we can use to do this.""We have experienced technical difficulties with the product in the past.""The security protocols in CA's product, for financial services, weren't as good as those in API Connect.""There are old algorithms that the tool does not support - and it shouldn't, in my opinion. But sometimes customers need old algorithms, from old use cases and old applications, migrated to the platform. At those times, there are hiccups that happen.""The entire lifecycle management approach needs improvement: from the API management, development, deployment, some of the settings around the quotas, and some security policy applications, etc. for the APIs. We found the Apigee platform a lot more robust in that area.""The implementation of CA API Management was complex. It is a complicated solution. You have to know so much IT knowledge to do the implementation.""They need a workflow for the API Developer Portal, where the process only allows requests to go to the correct person.""One specific feature that we need is the ability to authenticate directly to the server with API data. It's not complex nowadays. This is a feature that we need and CA doesn't have it."

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"I think it's competitive. It's not that expensive when you compare CA with the Oracle product.""I do not have experience with the pricing or licensing of the product.""We weren't comfortable with the pricing of licensing. It was slightly more expensive than its competitors.""For what we are after, the pricing is okay. It is competitive.""It has a reasonable pricing model by instance.""APIs can be developed to provide security. We can show them in one single pane of glass, such as the CA API Management API Developer Portal. It is there that we can provide the monetization for their APIs and what is happening on third-party applications, like Paytm or BookMyShow.""CA API Management has a licensing path. If you want more features, it requires more licenses and more installation time.""At the time we bought the product it was a perpetual users license and there has been no need for additional licensing fees."

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Top Answer: A big win for CA was the expertise of the local country support plus having support staff on site in a matter of hours, if required.
Top Answer: Keep in mind the non-product licensing, e.g., if you opt not to use the embedded SQL. If you do a TCO of more than five years, then you will see a big jump in costs for some vendors. Make sure you… more »
Top Answer: The Portal lacks maturity. Since the move from Portal 3.x to 4.x, a lot of features were removed. It is slowly coming back. I can see a lot of changes are done in the "background" to decouple… more »
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Also Known As
CA API Management, CA Live API Creator, Espresso Logic, CA API Gateway
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Overview

Akana helps businesses accelerate digital transformation by securely extending their reach across multiple channels – mobile, cloud and Internet of Things. Akana enables enterprises to share data as APIs, connect and integrate applications, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and provide intelligent insights into their business and operations.

To compete successfully and thrive today, enterprises across every industry need to transform. This process is not just about incremental improvement, but about evolving core businesses to meet the demands of today’s connected world.

CA API Management accelerates this digital transformation by providing the capabilities you need to bring systems together, secure these integrations, deliver better customer experiences faster and capitalize on new opportunities.

Read more at http://www.ca.com/api

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Sample Customers
British American Tobacco, Credit Suisse, Daimler, eBay, FOX, Liberty Mutual, Marriott, Mayo Clinic, Skandia, Tata communicationsAlaska Airlines, The Advisory Board Company, Amerigroup, IceMobile, R+V Versicherung, U.S. Army - plus hundreds of other customers in the banking, energy, finance, healthcare, government, manufacturing, transportation and retail sectors.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider19%
Insurance Company4%
University4%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm26%
Insurance Company10%
Retailer8%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company9%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business1%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise85%
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Akana API Management is ranked 18th in API Management with 1 review while Layer7 API Management is ranked 4th in API Management with 12 reviews. Akana API Management is rated 7.0, while Layer7 API Management is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Akana API Management writes "Intuitive solution with good interface; currently lacks an integrated billing feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Layer7 API Management writes "Serves to standardise routing messaging services into a single API view with multiple channels". Akana API Management is most compared with Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, IBM API Connect and Microsoft Azure API Management, whereas Layer7 API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and Microsoft Azure API Management.

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