Layer7 API Management Primary Use Case

Ewan Sadie
API Technical Lead at Sanlam
We started off exposing REST APIs to other business units and our external partners by doing legacy integration. The Gateway is a security control point and a way to drive standardisation. Live API Creator is used very successfully by one of our businesses to run all their APIs. Other BUs use the Live API Creator to create the easy, "quick win" APIs, which do not make sense to host on the ESB or where resources are not available to do it quickly. We handle some SOAP services where we are only interested in adding additional security and metrics on top of the SOAP services. We even transform JSON REST to SOAP where legacy internal ESB systems are not able to use REST. We have seen a huge uptake in routing messaging services, like SMS and WhatsApp. The Gateway currently serves to standardise these into a single API view with multiple channels. View full review »
reviewer1331391
IT / Enterprise Architect, IT Consultant at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
We are using it for controlling all web services, traffic, or API traffic. All connections are going through the Layer7 API gateway. That is done for the purpose of security, management, and governance. View full review »
reviewer1388952
Enterprise API Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
I am an Enterprise API architect and we are one of the biggest conglomerate organizations in Dubai. We have a lot of retail businesses, automotive businesses, and other interests. What we are doing is using the API gateway to build out a proper, consistent API layer for our legacy systems and microservices as well. That will enable us to expand our reach in digital channels. We are already using automation anywhere in our organization and are more focused on that development right now and hope to do more with Layer7 in the future. View full review »
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Venkatesh Vanigalla
Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Previously, we don't have a security for our web or mobile applications. In a scenario where I have an application that gives APIs to everyone in the world, they can directly access that particular application. However, this allows for different types of attacks on that particular application too. This becomes a problem if a number of users access it, whether they are valid or invalid users, they will see performance issues. If a number of attacks are happening on a particular application, it goes down. So, from a security perspective, CA API Management acts like a reserve proxy. It makes the end user feel like it is a real system. It does not show the back-end and what the API tool does. CA API management will not let people know that there is an original server running behind the tool. That is the security point of it. For use cases, there are databases that some people have to query on. With the help of CA API Management tool, we can give APIs to the end user, and with the help of those APIs, they can access the data instead of the database. View full review »
Sekar Purushothaman
Sr. Systems Engineer at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use CA API Management for our brand mobile app and our outbound traffic. Our brand mobile apps are for Olive Garden, Capital Grill and LongHorn Steak House. We also use API Management to modernize legacy systems via microservices. We have our internet application, which is connected to PeopleSoft and other tools so we can export through API gateway. So we have a custom mobile app built for our internal application, where people can check their paychecks, benefits, and other perks, such as gift cards. View full review »
Atyab Tahir
GM - Head of Digital Transformation at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case for this solution is opening up our APIs to the development community so they can help us innovate some of our banking products. We've demoed CA API Management and we've done one proof of concept with it, but we are not using it on an ongoing basis. View full review »
Tanmoy Bandyopadhyay
Technology Analyst at Infosys Technologies Ltd
We've been using it to program intermittently. There's a problem with one version, which saves pretty slowly. Now it's good. Then we found that this is cheaper. The advantages include the coding, as well as getting emails and alerts from them. View full review »
Moses Johnson
Lead Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it as a gateway for protecting some of our critical infrastructure out on the grid. We have six data centers and it is implemented in each one of them, protecting our grid. We have several applications that talk to the grid, and they pass through that gateway to get out there, ensuring that we terminate connections from the lower security environment and reestablish credentials for the higher security environment. View full review »
Aniket.karle
Layer7 API Developer at Allied Globetech
Our primary use case is basic encryption/decryption using symmetric assertions and then, gradually, SOAP signatures, SOAP encryption, non-SOAP XML encryption, and signing that. In the last six months or so, I have been working on JWT (JSON Web Tokens). View full review »
Sampath Kumar Palati
Technical Consultant at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
* Digitalization * API Life Cycle Management CA API Management powers the next generation of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) applications by providing reliable connectivity between data, people, apps and devices. You can aggregate and orchestrate data from multiple data sources into modern REST APIs almost instantly. Whether your data is in legacy systems, disparate databases, or the cloud, you will be able to bring it all together to power new digital initiatives at scale in modern apps or SaaS applications. View full review »
Rogerio Sachett
Consultor de seguran├ža at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
In my company, we use CA API Management for banks in the financial markets. Our primary use case is for the basic protection of the APIs. We also use the authentication feature. View full review »
Gary Sun
Technical Director at SoftPro
I have used this tool for my customers, as I am a service provider, not an end user. I have dealt with implementations and configurations for CA API Management. We implemented the API versioning for software services and REST services. View full review »
Reviewer960
Sr. Tech lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The security checking authentication is our primary use case for this solution. View full review »
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