2016-10-19T06:50:00Z

What is your primary use case for Layer7 API Management?


How do you or your organization use this solution?

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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-04-15T15:00:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-04-25T11:03:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-01-31T08:49:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

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.

2019-01-28T12:30:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-01-28T12:30:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2019-01-24T13:13:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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).

2019-01-24T13:13:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-01-23T11:26:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
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Real User

The security checking authentication is our primary use case for this solution.

2018-10-21T07:40:00Z
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Real User

RESTful API implementation and exposure.

2018-08-16T08:28:00Z
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Real User

We use CA API Management to publish APIs for secure and fast integration with customers and partners.

2018-08-12T06:33:00Z
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User

API security and API onboarding. We have on-premise deployment with legacy backends.

2018-07-31T06:49:00Z
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User

We use it primary for API management in my data center, for mobile applications and application-to-application integration.

2018-06-25T08:03:00Z
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Real User

We use it for public API security.

2018-06-04T11:26:00Z
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Real User

Managing all of our APIs and the security around them.

2018-06-04T11:26:00Z
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Reseller

My company is a CA partner. We do implementations for end-customers, using CA API Management. So my company doesn't use the product, but we install, configure, and implement the product for our end-customers. Primary use for the solution is to have access to APIs that are generally difficult and not available. An example would be critical APIs that should be available 24/7 but they are not available most of the time, because of one or another constraint. That is where the API Management solution is used to the maximum by end-customers.

2018-06-04T11:26:00Z
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Real User

API management, for security.

2018-05-31T09:49:00Z
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Real User

API security, API management, OAuth security, microservices, mobile app security.

2018-05-31T09:49:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case is as an API gateway for authentication and authorization, and then lightweight transformation or lightweight mediation. But it's mostly, authentication and authorization, mostly security-based.

2018-05-31T09:49:00Z
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Consultant

API gateway.

2018-05-31T09:49:00Z
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Real User

Administration and configuration of the platform API management version 9.2. SaaS, security configuration, design, and implementation of APIs, which are exposed to partners of the company for the execution of business flows. All this is done quickly and easily with minimal effort.

2018-05-23T20:02:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

* 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.

2016-10-19T06:50:00Z
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