CA API Management vs. TIBCO Mashery API Management

As of April 2019, CA API Management is ranked 1st in API Management with 51 reviews vs TIBCO Mashery API Management which is ranked 11th in API Management with 1 review. 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". The top reviewer of TIBCO Mashery API Management writes "Offering API services to customers has provided a new stream of traffic though management console is not intuitive ". CA API Management is most compared with Apigee, IBM API Connect and Microsoft Azure API Management. TIBCO Mashery API Management is most compared with Apigee, CA API Management and Amazon API Gateway.
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Pros
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.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.

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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.

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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.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.

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The management console of API and customers' applications are not the most intuitive.

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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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We have secured terms on which we have been happy to renew for a number of years.

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CA Live API Creator, Espresso Logic, CA API GatewayMashery 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

TIBCO Mashery Enterprise is a modern API platform for digital business that covers the entire API lifecycle.

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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.uShip, Sabre, TouchTunes, Best Buy, Cisco, Comcast, athenahealth, Coca-Cola Enterprises, CentralIndex.com, Constant Contact, Edmunds.com, FoodEssentials, Getty Images, Klout, Rovi, Rotten Tomatoes, Sportradar, TomTom, ACTIVE.com
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm29%
Logistics Company9%
Insurance Company9%
Comms Service Provider7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Retailer30%
Financial Services Firm23%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company10%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise79%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise86%
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