Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Darren Anstee

Related Topics: @DevOpsSummit, Java IoT, Mobile IoT, Microservices Expo, Linux Containers, @CloudExpo

@DevOpsSummit: Blog Post

New CA Layer 7 Mobile Access Gateway 2.1

Simplifies the process of adapting internal data, applications and security infrastructure for mobile use

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is CA Technologies all about and what do you do?

Tyson Whitten: We deliver IT Management and Security solutions for distributed, cloud, mobile, and mainframe platforms.

What are you showing at RSA?

Whitten: We are announcing the CA Layer 7 Mobile Access Gateway 2.1. It simplifies the process of adapting internal data, applications and security infrastructure for mobile use. The CA Layer 7 Mobile Access Gateway provides a centralized 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. It was the first API Gateway to provide an out-of-the box security software development kit (SDK) to speed incorporating token handling and single sign-on in mobile apps for secure authorization of users, apps and devices. New functionality includes:

  • Integration of CA SiteMinder® session cookies within the Mobile SDK to extend the SiteMinder SSO credentials with native mobile apps.
  • Social login to enterprise mobile apps, providing convenience for the user while maintaining security and governance.
  • Mobile app security support for the Adobe PhoneGap cross-platform mobile development framework.

Who is your target audience and how do you intend to reach them? What is the biggest challenge you face right now in telling your story and winning over new clients?

Whitten: The CA Layer 7 Mobile Access Gateway is primarily used and sold to enterprise and security architects who are responsible for securely externalizing data to mobile apps through APIs. As the leading vendor in API Security & Management we've established a strong foothold within this market segment.

Given the product benefits such a broad set of mobile app constituents there's plenty of opportunity to win over new clients and grow our business. It's really the Swiss Army Knife of mobility products. Organizations purchase the Mobile Access Gateway to help them accelerate development and deliver new mobile apps to their customers, optimize app performance in high load environments and protect their apps end-to-end from the mobile client to the backend API all while meeting the user experience needs the business and user requires. The business, developers, operations and security all reap the rewards of the Mobile Access Gateway.

I'd be curious to hear any general thoughts you have on market trends...

Whitten: Organizations have opened their businesses to drive growth and operational improvements. They've done this by incorporating cloud services and mobility, by opening their business to partners and customers and by externalizing APIs to accelerate application delivery. All of this demands security, and CA believes the best way to manage and secure today's open enterprise is by focusing on identity.

Who are your competitors?

Whitten: When it comes to mobile security and our Mobile Access Gateway our competitors vary: IAM suite vendors such as IBM and Oracle, API Management competitors such as Apigee, Intel and IBM DataPower, and Identity Service providers such as Ping, SecureAuth, Okta and Centrify.

How do you differentiate from your competitors?

Whitten: Very simply we provide the most comprehensive solution no matter what type of app you need to deploy.

  • Broad App Support. Whether it's browser-based, native or hybrid we deliver a solution for all use cases while our competitors solve partial elements of the mobile app problem.
  • Multi-channel. CA delivers a unified access solution across Web, APIs and mobile, improving administration as well as the user's experience when moving across device channels.
  • End-to-end. For native mobile apps we deliver an end-to-end solution that secures the mobile app client to the backend API. While some API vendors secure the API and some Identity Service Providers secure the app, none bring it together and secure the entire channel.
  • Not Just Run but Build. The DevOps-focused enterprise is consistently attempting to accelerate mobile app release cycles while improving performance, availability and service levels. We accelerate the development cycle while improving availability and uptime, meeting the needs of DevOps focused organizations.

What is your distribution model? Where to buy your product?
Whitten: Our products are sold direct and through a robust partner ecosystem.

Current annual revenue: $4.5 billion

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services.  Organizations leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and identities, from the data center to the cloud.  Learn more about CA Technologies at www.ca.com.

More Stories By Xenia von Wedel

Xenia von Wedel is a Tech blogger and Enterprise Media Consultant in Mountain View, serving clients in a variety of industries worldwide. She is focused on thought leadership content creation and syndication, media outreach and strategy. She mainly writes about Enterprise, B2B solutions, social media and open source software, but throws the occasional oddball into the mix. Buy her a coffee if you like her article: http://xeniar.tip.me

@ThingsExpo Stories
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
There are several IoTs: the Industrial Internet, Consumer Wearables, Wearables and Healthcare, Supply Chains, and the movement toward Smart Grids, Cities, Regions, and Nations. There are competing communications standards every step of the way, a bewildering array of sensors and devices, and an entire world of competing data analytics platforms. To some this appears to be chaos. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate a...
24Notion is full-service global creative digital marketing, technology and lifestyle agency that combines strategic ideas with customized tactical execution. With a broad understand of the art of traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion uniquely understands how to connect your brand strategy with the right consumer. 24Notion ranked #12 on Corporate Social Responsibility - Book of List.
The vision of a connected smart home is becoming reality with the application of integrated wireless technologies in devices and appliances. The use of standardized and TCP/IP networked wireless technologies in line-powered and battery operated sensors and controls has led to the adoption of radios in the 2.4GHz band, including Wi-Fi, BT/BLE and 802.15.4 applied ZigBee and Thread. This is driving the need for robust wireless coexistence for multiple radios to ensure throughput performance and th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
If you had a chance to enter on the ground level of the largest e-commerce market in the world – would you? China is the world’s most populated country with the second largest economy and the world’s fastest growing market. It is estimated that by 2018 the Chinese market will be reaching over $30 billion in gaming revenue alone. Admittedly for a foreign company, doing business in China can be challenging. Often changing laws, administrative regulations and the often inscrutable Chinese Interne...
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
Adobe is changing the world though digital experiences. Adobe helps customers develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs. Adobe content solutions are used daily by millions of companies worldwide-from publishers and broadcasters, to enterprises, marketing agencies and household-name brands. Building on its established design leadership, Adobe enables customers not o...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
From wearable activity trackers to fantasy e-sports, data and technology are transforming the way athletes train for the game and fans engage with their teams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, will present key data findings from leading sports organizations San Francisco 49ers, Orlando Magic NBA team. By utilizing data analytics these sports orgs have recognized new revenue streams, doubled its fan base and streamlined costs at its stadiums. John Paul is the CEO and Founder of VenueNext. Prior ...
Businesses are struggling to manage the information flow and interactions between all of these new devices and things jumping on their network, and the apps and IT systems they control. The data businesses gather is only helpful if they can do something with it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Witeck, Principal Technology Strategist at Citrix, will discuss how different the impact of IoT will be for large businesses, expanding how IoT will allow large organizations to make their legacy ap...
“We're a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global,” explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
What does it look like when you have access to cloud infrastructure and platform under the same roof? Let’s talk about the different layers of Technology as a Service: who cares, what runs where, and how does it all fit together. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Lead Technology Evangelist at SoftLayer, an IBM company, spoke about the picture being painted by IBM Cloud and how the tools being crafted can help fill the gaps in your IT infrastructure.
Developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with its own set of challenges. Security, privacy, and unified standards are a few key issues. In addition, each IoT product is comprised of (at least) three separate application components: the software embedded in the device, the back-end service, and the mobile application for the end user’s controls. Each component is developed by a different team, using different technologies and practices, and deployed to a different stack/target –...