Service oriented architecture (SOA) has become the industry standard for IT integration. In SOA, applications are opened up as Web services using XML, SOAP interfaces and APIs, then repurposed in new applications. This creates a range of security and management challenges. CA API Gateway provides a wealth of SOA governance functionality that addresses these challenges in use cases ranging from traditional XML and SOAP integrations to cutting-edge Web and mobile deployments.
Enterprises are increasingly moving essential technology systems off premises to software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and cloud infrastructure. Migrating critical IT resources beyond the firewall poses obvious security challenges and creates the need to integrate systems in the cloud with those that remain on premises. CA API Gateway enables enterprises to control how they consume SaaS applications and cloud infrastructure, addressing critical security and connectivity issues associated with enterprise adoption of public and private clouds.
Enterprise Service Buses (ESBs) provide a service oriented approach to integrating applications via Web services. ESBs are usually comprised of a data adaptation layer, a message routing layer and a service composition layer that typically must be assembled together before the integration work can begin. For this reason, ESBs often prove both complex and costly to implement—especially on a project-by-project basis. CA API Gateway can be deployed as a lightweight alternative to traditional ESBs, providing powerful service mediation functionality minus the complexity.
The amount of data collected by enterprises continues to grow at an incredible rate, with organizations across sectors gathering terabytes of data from a range of online channels. Increasingly, these organizations are becoming aware of the mission-critical insight that could be hiding in these big data collections. CA API Gateway makes it possible to create a “data lens” that provides secure, customized views of big data stores, so that departments and individuals can access the specific scope of data they are interested in.