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CA Technologies announces new security solutions to protect APIs, mobile apps and cloud services

May 6, 2014



CA Southern Africa has announced that CA Technologies has announced new and updated identity-based solutions to help secure the increasing number of cloud, web and mobile applications operating in today's open enterprise.

These new mobility and API solutions accelerate mobile app development, improve application performance and deliver security and user convenience from the client to the back-end.

"The expansion of mobile and cloud use and the growth in API adoption has opened the enterprise and further complicated the security challenge of balancing business enablement with business protection," says Eren Ramdhani, CA Southern Africa solution strategist, security. "CA is the only company that can protect data and applications operating in today's open enterprise from development through runtime and from device to data centre."

According to a recent report, "Forrester predicts that in 2014, mobile and cloud adoption will continue to drive identity and access management (IAM) toward application programming interface (API) management."*

CA's identity and access management (IAM) solutions help ensure the right users and devices have the right access to the right data – whether the user is a developer building the latest cloud mashup or mobile app, a customer accessing his or her mobile banking application or an employee accessing a corporate cloud service.

To help organisations meet the security needs for a broad range of mobile apps – whether custom-built, vendor-provided or accessed via a Web browser – CA Technologies offers a unified Web and API security and management solution. This helps speed the development process for software engineers and optimise app performance during peak loads. Additional new application security and advanced authentication solutions help secure the app once deployed.

According to Forrester Research: "Development shops are just starting to grapple with the biggest change to system architecture since the rise of client/server in the early 1990s: Omni channel clients deployed on smartphones, tablets, and other connected devices. The mobile-first focus these organisations adopt forces application architects to think differently about the APIs clients use to access data and functionality."**

The CA Layer 7 API Portal makes it simple to create a branded online interface for developers so they can access all the design time resources needed to quickly discover and understand an API, and then create an application and track its usage. Designed to support partner, third-party and internal developers across multiple groups simultaneously, this solution grants each unit its own set of access and API publishing privileges – all from a single portal. The newest release of the API portal provides important features to speed application development with the security expected by the business and customers.

The CA Layer 7 Mobile Access Gateway simplifies the process of adapting internal data, applications and security infrastructure for mobile use. It provides a centralised way to maintain and control security and management policies for information assets exposed via APIs while delivering a consistent level of performance for the app end user

CA Mobile Application Management (CA MAM) is a new, organically developed solution for the BYOD enterprise. CA MAM leverages CA's innovative Smart Containerization technology to dynamically control mobile application access policies at a granular level while retaining the native app experience specific to the device or platform.

The current release of CA Advanced Authentication complements the solutions announced by providing a variety of strong authentication credentials and risk-based evaluation tools for mobile environments.

* Predictions 2014: Identity And Access Management, Forrester Research, Inc., January 7, 2014 ** The Forrester Wave: API Management Platforms, Q1 2013, Forrester Research, February 5, 2013


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