Internet of Things (IoT)

Realize the business value of connectivity.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a growing global network of smart devices, ranging from mobile phones to motor vehicles to utilities meters and beyond. With wireless connectivity, app-like functionality and the ability to store and transmit large amounts of data, these devices are making the efficiencies of the Internet available in all sorts of unexpected new places.

The IoT will create remarkable business opportunities for innovative organizations. Specifically, it will help companies maximize customer retention by delivering a better post-sale experience via:

  • Gathering valuable real-time data on how customers use products and services
  • Delivering value-added services to customers via a range of new channels
  • Creating greater efficiency in industrial complexes (the “Industrial Internet”)

However, realizing the opportunities created by the vastly increased connectivity of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and the extraordinary amount of “big data” generated by IoT will create unprecedented development, integration, security and management challenges for enterprise IT.

Lead the way with IoT APIs.

APIs are becoming increasingly important to IoT because they enable smart devices to transmit the information they collect to other devices and reuse it in a variety of complementary applications. The inherent complexity of IoT will mean that ensuring security and scalability for these APIs will be a more complex proposition that it has been in Web and mobile scenarios.

Therefore, in order to leverage APIs to facilitate IoT-based integrations, organizations will need access to the most cutting-edge API management and security technology available. This technology will need to manage API security and performance at vast transaction rates. It will also need to process and translate between the emerging protocols used by smart devices.

CA API Management delivers a truly industry-standard, IoT-ready API management solution. The fast-growing scale of IoT can seem daunting, but with CA Technologies at the center, enterprises can deploy secure APIs, create scalable M2M networks and make sense of the big data stores generated by smart devices.

Securely leverage IoT with cutting-edge API management tools.

By its nature, IoT involves vast, ever-expanding networks of connected devices, with communication moving in many directions. This creates a growing number of locations for potential security breaches and performance bottlenecks. In this context, securing and managing M2M networks at the device level becomes all-but impossible.

Using CA API Gateway, security and performance functionality is abstracted into the interfaces that power device communication, making it possible to centrally manage this functionality at the API level. This approach additionally makes it possible to manage connectivity in a device-agnostic fashion, so that systems do not break when hardware is updated or retired.

CA API Gateway technology offers military-grade security and comprehensive functionality for protocol and data translation. CA Mobile API Gateway comes pre-loaded with functionality for leveraging device-centric protocols like WebSocket and XMPP. As the IoT continues to evolve, the gateway technology will evolve with it to address emerging requirements and security threats.

CA API Gateway is also designed to deal with the big data processing requirements of many IoT use cases. The gateway makes it possible to create a “data lens” that provides a range of custom views into device data–meaning that specific users can view and gain insight from the specific data relevant to their requirements.

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CA API Gateway

Secure and manage APIs for partner, developer, mobile and cloud access.

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