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"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.""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.""It impresses me as a product because it never goes down. It always does what it is supposed to do.""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."

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"The feature I find most valuable is that this solution allows us to manage our security.""It is a good product for API management.""The most valuable feature is the load balancing with the circuit-breaker function."

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"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.""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.""Some users say that the API lacks some features and is lagging behind the competition although that has not been my personal experience.""The interface is Java which is difficult to make look very nice."

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"I would like to see some additional features like having some extensions for .NET core because we use it for our back-end language.""It is a young product and does not have the kind of brand recognition that would make it a more popular solution with our clients.""Sometimes when new features are released, they are not immediately stable."

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"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.""There are some costs for maintenance that we are charged, but that seems fair because we get the support.""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."

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"The price is low compared to other products of a similar type.""There are different versions and plans available depending on the requirements, so there is flexibility in terms of the pricing."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the load balancing with the circuit-breaker function.
Top Answer: There are different versions and plans available depending on the requirements, so there is flexibility in terms of the pricing. Compared to other products, this is a cheaper solution.
Top Answer: Sometimes when new features are released, they are not immediately stable. It can take a few months for them to catch up completely.
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CA API Management, CA Live API Creator, Espresso Logic, CA API Gateway
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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

Tyk is an open source API Gateway that is fast and scalable, an API management platform featuring an API gateway, analytics, developer portal and dashboard. Available in three flavours to best suit your architecture and governance. We offer full cloud or on-premises options, and the best of both worlds with our unique hybrid model. www.tyk.io
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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.Trip Advisor, Juniper Networks, AT&T
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm25%
Insurance Company10%
Retailer8%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company8%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider26%
Media Company10%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business1%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise83%
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Layer7 API Management is ranked 5th in API Management with 11 reviews while Tyk is ranked 15th in API Management with 3 reviews. Layer7 API Management is rated 8.2, while Tyk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Layer7 API Management writes "Serves to standardise routing messaging services into a single API view with multiple channels". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tyk writes "An inexpensive integration solution that needs more time to develop as a mature product with better brand recognition ". Layer7 API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management and Akana API Management, whereas Tyk is most compared with WSO2 API Manager, Kong Enterprise, Apigee, Amazon API Gateway and SwaggerHub. See our Layer7 API Management vs. Tyk report.

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