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Four Key API Management Use Cases for the Enterprise


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The API plays a key role in digital transformation—making it possible to use valuable backend functionality and data in new applications across the browser-based Web, mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT).

API Management technology is increasingly accepted as an essential part of any enterprise API program. It is also a key enabler of digital strategies. These four use cases illustrate how API Management empowers enterprises to win in the application economy.

To learn more about how API Management enables digital transformation, download The API Management Playbook. This CA Technologies eBook dives into all the use-cases described here, to show how the right technology can benefit stakeholders across the enterprise.

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Four Key API Management Use Cases for the Enterprise

  1. 1. FOUR KEY API MANAGEMENT USE CASES for the enterprise
  2. 2. 2 © 2015 CA. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED. The applicationprogramming interface (API) plays a key role in digitaltransformation—making it possibleto use valuable backend functionalityand data in new applicationsacross the browser-based Web, mobiledevices and the Internet of Things (IoT). The power of APIs 2 © 2016 CA. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED.
  3. 3. 3 © 2015 CA. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED. API Management technology is increasinglyaccepted as an essentialpart of any enterpriseAPI program. It is recognizedas a vital precaution—away of dealing with the security and performance issues that inevitablyarise when using APIs to open up the enterprise. The need for API Management 3 © 2016 CA. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED.
  4. 4. 4 © 2015 CA. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED. API Management is also a key enabler of digital strategies. Here are four use cases that illustratehow API Management technologyempowers enterprisesto leverage their information assets and win in the applicationeconomy. The true value of API Management 4 © 2016 CA. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED.
  5. 5. 5 © 2015 CA. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED. Enterprise architects need ways to connect a diverse range of applications, services and data. The right API Management solution will make it much simpler for architects to:  Aggregate data from multiple sources  Build scalable connections to cloud services  Securely expose, connect and repurpose legacy systems INTEGRATE ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING 1 5 © 2016 CA. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED.
  6. 6. 6 © 2015 CA. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED. MAKE SECURITY SEAMLESS 2 Security professionals need to secure many new touch-points, while ensuring users get the seamless digital experiences they expect. API Management can help Security to:  Create secure, user-friendly identity and access management systems  Secure connections to devices across mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT)  Identify and neutralize SQL injection, XXS, DoS attacks and other online threats 6 © 2016 CA. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED.
  7. 7. 7 © 2015 CA. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED. ACCELERATE APP DEVELOPMENT 3 Application developers need to quickly create new apps that leverage valuable enterprise data and application functionality. API Management can make it easy for enterprises to:  Simplify and control developer access to valuable data  Build communities of third-party and partner developers  Provide developer tools that minimize app delivery times 7 © 2016 CA. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED.
  8. 8. 8 © 2015 CA. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED. OPTIMIZE BUSINESS VALUE 4 8 © 2016 CA. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED. Business leaders need technology that extracts maximum value from data stores and other existing information assets. API Management can help the business to:  Create new efficiencies through analytics and optimization  Expand the digital value chain across a wide range of platforms  Package and market data sources as moneitzable products
  9. 9. THE API MANAGEMENT PLAYBOOK To learn more about how APIs and API Managementenable effective digital transformation,downloadthis eBook from CA Technologies. The API Management Playbooktakesa deep dive into all the use-cases described here, to show how the right technologycan benefit stakeholders acrossthe enterprise. Read the eBook 9 © 2016 CA. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED.