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2016-10-19T06:50:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Layer7 API Management?

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What do you like most about Layer7 API Management?

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Alfredo Silva - PeerSpot reviewer
ALiBS Solutions at ALiBS Solutions
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-18T16:47:37Z
18 May 21

When I have used technical support they helped me a lot. Sometimes they took a long time to respond because we had very complex issues that we asked them for help with, but I think it is a very good service.

ANDRE MONTEIRO - PeerSpot reviewer
Business development manager at Sec4you
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-27T06:38:04Z
27 January 21

The mobile access gateway (MAG) is tremendous.

SM
CEO and Co-Founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-22T05:27:58Z
22 December 20

We loved the portal part the most, which had monetization and showed how people were using the stuff. It is a good product as a whole and has a lot of microservices and granular features.

SW
Automation Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-06T12:49:30Z
06 December 20

It is helpful to have a central API that is hosted and managed.

BC
IT / Enterprise Architect, IT Consultant at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Consultant
2020-09-01T05:25:09Z
01 September 20

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

Arpit Agarwal - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise API Architect at Al-Futtaim Group
Real User
Top 5
2020-07-26T08:18:59Z
26 July 20

The solution fills our two most important concerns in seeking an API solution by providing a reliable gateway and security options.

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Ewan Sadie - PeerSpot reviewer
API Technical Lead at Sanlam
Real User
2020-04-15T15:00:00Z
15 April 20

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.

Rogerio Sachett - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultor de segurança at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2019-04-25T11:03:00Z
25 April 19

I work for an information security company. CA API Management is capable of using tokens for authorization to manage access control for the APIs.

it_user898710 - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-01-31T08:49:00Z
31 January 19

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.

Gary Sun - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Director at SoftPro
Reseller
2019-01-28T12:30:00Z
28 January 19

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.

MJ
Lead Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-01-28T12:30:00Z
28 January 19

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.

it_user880812 - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology Analyst at Infosys Technologies Ltd
Real User
2019-01-24T13:13:00Z
24 January 19

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.

Aniket.karle - PeerSpot reviewer
Layer7 API Developer at Allied Globetech
Real User
2019-01-24T13:13:00Z
24 January 19

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.

AT
GM - Head of Digital Transformation at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-01-23T11:26:00Z
23 January 19

Containerization and the monetization module are quite unique for an API tool... In addition, the development time and rollout time are pretty quick.

Sekar Purushothaman - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Systems Engineer at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
18 November 18

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.

SH
Sr. Tech lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-10-21T07:40:00Z
21 October 18

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

VK
Senior Technology Architect at Infosys Technologies Ltd
Real User
2018-08-16T08:28:00Z
16 August 18

API discovery using CA Live API Creator is helpful for integrating with multiple backends, for discovering and kickstarting the API creation process. It is a very good feature.

it_user674037 - PeerSpot reviewer
Transformation and Change Management Leader at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-08-12T06:33:00Z
12 August 18

It is able to withstand the number of API calls and handle different API requirements to secure, transform, log, and track API usage patterns.

Rofans Manao - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Consultant at Entiis Pte Ltd
User
2018-07-31T06:49:00Z
31 July 18

Almost all security features are available out-of-the-box and can be deployed rapidly.

BL
Senior System Analyst at National Institute of Education
User
2018-06-25T08:03:00Z
25 June 18

It has improved API governance and gives analytics to API performance.

it_user882714 - PeerSpot reviewer
Experts in Integration Models at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-06-04T11:26:00Z
04 June 18

The product documentation helps the client and/or user to evolve quickly while using the tool.

it_user882711 - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-06-04T11:26:00Z
04 June 18

The Portal API helps us with deployments. It also helps to have a catalog of everything. The replication is also a critical feature for us. It helps to have a more robust architecture and makes our systems are highly available.

it_user882708 - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Development - Alliances and Partnerships at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Reseller
2018-06-04T11:26:00Z
04 June 18

Security is the most important parameter of the solution, for me, because whenever you are exposing your APIs to third-parties, it is critical that the data remains anonymous and that data is retained within the system, that it is not leaked. CA API Management provides good security features.

JeffreyKlein - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Identity & Access Management at Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
Vendor
2018-05-31T09:49:00Z
31 May 18

One of the features that the tool provides is the ability to simply onboard new APIs to an existing security platform. We build all the policies for security upfront, and then we can add those policies pretty simply and straightforwardly to any new API that gets developed in the enterprise.

SG
student at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-05-31T09:49:00Z
31 May 18

The most valuable feature is the security with its out-of-the-box policies.

PB
Computer Scientist at Adobe Systems Incorporated
Real User
2018-05-31T09:49:00Z
31 May 18

Key features include: lightweight mediation, transformation from JSON to XML and XML to JSON, API portal and API key management, the Developer Portal, and Circuit Breaker is a cool feature, too.

it_user881124 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director at Capgemini
Real User
2018-05-31T09:49:00Z
31 May 18

We can create multiple orgs and set up policies and management. We can also integrate with an APM solution

Wilmer Jesús González Pacheco - PeerSpot reviewer
Arquitecto de Soluciones at Puntos Colombia S.A.S.
Real User
2018-05-23T20:02:00Z
23 May 18

It allows us to keep clear traceability of the changes made in each of our APIs.

SK
Technical Consultant at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Consultant
2016-10-19T06:50:00Z
19 October 16

Initial setup is straightforward. It is simple and easy to do.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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Ewan Sadie - PeerSpot reviewer
API Technical Lead at Sanlam
15 April 20
Keep in mind the product licensing outside of the vendor stack, 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 cater for all environments. We went in with three environments but some businesses that came onboard later on required up to five. This probably depends on the complexity of your business.
Arpit Agarwal - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise API Architect at Al-Futtaim Group
26 July 20
When it comes to pricing, I think we cracked a good deal with Broadcom on Layer7. It may be because of the COVID-19 situation. Whatever the reason, from a pricing perspective we have found the solution to be a good deal for us.
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 12, 2022
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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it_user880812 - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology Analyst at Infosys Technologies Ltd
24 January 19
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.
Ewan Sadie - PeerSpot reviewer
API Technical Lead at Sanlam
15 April 20
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.
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