Compare CA API Management vs. Microsoft Azure API Management

CA API Management is ranked 2nd in API Management with 42 reviews while Microsoft Azure API Management is ranked 6th in API Management with 1 review. CA API Management is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Azure API Management is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of CA API Management writes "Rapid development and deployment of APIs; I can present data in the format in which the client wants to consume it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure API Management writes "Very easy to set up a new solution and to deploy it to production". CA API Management is most compared with Apigee, IBM API Connect and Microsoft Azure API Management, whereas Microsoft Azure API Management is most compared with Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and Amazon API Gateway.
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Pros
This improved our organization, because it gives the management data to discuss for the next course of action and it suggests what to work on, as the next thing.I work for an information security company. CA API Management is capable of using tokens for authorization to manage access control for the APIs.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.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.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.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.Containerization and the monetization module are quite unique for an API tool... In addition, the development time and rollout time are pretty quick.The security checking authentication is our primary use case for this solution.

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The ease of setting up a new solution is the most valuable feature. It's very easy to set up a new solution and to deploy it to production.

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From the last version, they have added more dashboard support, but there is still a lot they need to improve. In terms of monitoring, it's almost all covered. The interface can be improved, though.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.They need a workflow for the API Developer Portal, where the process only allows requests to go to the correct person.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.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.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 security protocols in CA's product, for financial services, weren't as good as those in API Connect.We have experienced technical difficulties with the product in the past.

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The developer console for external users could be improved, especially in the testing site.

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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.It has a reasonable pricing model by instance.For what we are after, the pricing is okay. It is competitive.We weren't comfortable with the pricing of licensing. It was slightly more expensive than its competitors.I do not have experience with the pricing or licensing of the product.I think it's competitive. It's not that expensive when you compare CA with the Oracle product.I feel that it is costly for medium-sized companies.

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Also Known As
CA Live API Creator, Espresso Logic, CA API GatewayAzure API Management
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Overview

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

Microsoft Azure API Management ensures an organization's API program reaches its fullest potential. With API management, organizations can publish web services as APIs reliably, securely and at scale. Use API Management to drive API consumption among internal teams, partners, and developers while benefiting from business and operational insights available in the admin portal.
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Sample Customers
Alaska 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.adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH, Opensistemas
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm29%
Logistics Company9%
Insurance Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Retailer25%
Financial Services Firm18%
Software R&D Company13%
Media Company12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer7%
Insurance Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise78%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise86%
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