Increasingly, enterprise employees are using their personal devices for work and requesting mobile access to backend applications and databases—a phenomenon known as “bring your own device” (BYOD). With the CA API Management Suite, enterprises can leverage BYOD by quickly building apps that allow secure mobile access to mission-critical IT systems. The API Management Suite simplifies the process of securely exposing backend systems as APIs then using these new interfaces to deploy task-specific apps built on backend data and application functionality.
Companies able to be quick-to-market with customer-facing apps that use APIs to leverage backend data and application functionality have a real edge in today’s marketplace. But exposing enterprise information assets in this way creates a range of new security and performance challenges. The CA API Management Suite provides everything enterprises need in order to create, secure and manage mobile APIs, as well as functionality designed to make it easy for both internal and third-party developers to build powerful, dynamic apps against enterprise APIs.
Smart devices associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) commonly use APIs to expose the data they collect and then transmit this information for reuse in a variety of complementary applications. Realizing the business opportunities of IoT will involve unprecedented security and management challenges for enterprise IT. To address these challenges, enterprises will need access to the most cutting-edge API management technologies available—technologies able to manage API security and performance at vast transaction rates.
When launching custom mobile apps in order to maximize employee productivity and support BYOD, enterprises need to deploy strong security measures and integrate with existing identity and access management (IAM) assets, ensuring that apps can only be accessed by authorized users. Security and identity measures must be designed with the unique user experience requirements of mobile in mind. The CA Mobile API Gateway’s Mobile SDK makes it simple to add highly secure, user-friendly single sign-on (SSO) across multiple enterprise apps.
Mobile-specific protocols like WebSocket and XMPP can be extremely valuable to enterprises seeking to create truly differentiated mobile apps. These protocols also present a unique set of security challenges because they create completely new attack surfaces that hackers could potentially exploit. The CA Mobile API Gateway delivers advanced security functionality for mobile protocols including WebSocket and XMPP.
Simplify security and management for enterprise-level apps and BYOD.
Make API-based information sharing safe, reliable and cost-effective.
Enable secure, manageable partner, mobile and cloud access.