CA to buy API management and security provider Layer 7 Technologies

Infotech Lead America: CA Technologies is set to buy Layer 7 Technologies, a provider of Application Programming Interface (API) management and security.

CA Technologies did not disclose the financial details of the transaction.

Layer 7 will strengthen CA Technologies’ ability to manage and secure the API marketplace. Layer 7’ technology complements its current Identity and Access Management suite, including CA SiteMinder, and its technologies focused on DevOps including the CA LISA suite.

CA Technologies and Layer 7 solutions will help enterprises to manage and secure APIs and deliver more confidently and quickly the cloud, mobile and composite applications that run today’s business services.

“The addition of Layer 7 and the synergy across our technologies will improve how we securely support organizations in their cloud, mobile and ‘Internet of things’ initiatives,” said Mike Denning, Security general manager, CA Technologies.

With more than 8,000 public APIs available at the end of 2012, there is a vast library of proprietary components and data exposed to the external world that need to be managed and secured from unauthorized access.

Paul Rochester, CEO, Layer 7, said: “The combination of CA Technologies and Layer 7 is the best option for enterprises to successfully and securely leverage all the business benefits APIs can offer.”

Layer 7’s API management and security capabilities are delivered both on-premise and from the cloud. The company, founded in 2002, has offices in the US, Canada and Europe.


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