Most Helpful Review
Offering API services to customers has provided a new stream of traffic though management console is not intuitive
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
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.
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.
Initial setup is straightforward. It is simple and easy to do.
The level of technical support is good.
Conversion to RESTful and SOAP protocols and management console (can manage individually throttled settings to manage our service levels for customers).
This has provided a new stream of traffic and exposure of our catalogue beyond the normal web store offering.
Very few outages or SLA issues.
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.
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.
The API Development tool can be made more user-friendly by providing folder properties.
The development toolkit used for creating APIs should be more online and user-friendly. Deployment and tracking could also be improved. Tools like Apigee provide a complete online experience along with RESTful APIs, to manage all activities. It is a very nice and user-friendly solution compared to CA.
The management console of API and customers' applications are not the most intuitive.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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.
Pricing is competitive. CA is ready to offer attractive discounts.
It's my manager who takes care of the pricing. But I keep on hearing that it's a little pricey, it's on the higher side. That is what he says.
We have secured terms on which we have been happy to renew for a number of years.
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Also Known As
|CA Live API Creator, Espresso Logic, CA API Gateway||Mashery API Management|
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
TIBCO Mashery Enterprise is a modern API platform for digital business that covers the entire API lifecycle.
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Comms Service Provider7%
Financial Services Firm22%
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