APIs expose backend systems for use beyond the firewall, creating new attack vectors for hackers to exploit. Because APIs use their own styles and protocols, security threats have emerged that exploit traditional Web security’s inability to account for these technologies. So, APIs require a strong, API-specific security infrastructure. The CA family of API gateways delivers a broad range of API-centric, enterprise-grade security and threat protection. The gateways’ pre-integrated OAuth Toolkit simplifies the process of applying strong authentication and authorization controls.
APIs and developers each follow a lifecycle with stages of maturity that require proper management. The right API management solution enables organizations to manage both lifecycles independently and successfully. CA API Management accelerates the pace of development while maintaining high levels of security and governance over the data and applications being exposed. This enables API providers to focus on providing useful content for new business initiatives while developers focus on creation of great apps.
The open enterprise ensures that partners, customers, employees and developers can access the data they need anytime, anywhere. Extending existing identity and access management (IAM) infrastructure to manage the identities of all these stakeholders is a critical step in securing these new lines of communication. CA API Management delivers a full identity solution for API programs, which supports the latest specifications, integrates with existing IAM systems and provides functionality for managing developer and application access.