Vancouver-based Layer 7 Technologies, a leading provider of Application Programming Interface (API) management and security, is being acquired for an undisclosed sum by IT leader, CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA).

The combination of CA Technologies and Layer 7 solutions will allow organizations to better manage and secure APIs and deliver more confidently and quickly the cloud, mobile and composite applications that run today’s business services. As you may know, an API is a protocol intended to be used as an interface by software components to communicate with each other.

Mike Denning, Security general manager, CA Technologies, said: “We use APIs every day, whether accessing flight data from our mobile device, using Google Maps from a hotel website or making payments online. There are billions of API calls a day and that number is going to increase with the proliferation of smart devices, ranging from vehicles, meters, TVs and other devices, as they start interacting over APIs. Without API security and management, thousands of business services are vulnerable to disruption.”

Layer 7’s API management and security capabilities are delivered both on-premise and from the cloud. Nearly 300 leading enterprises, including Disney, 3M, AllState, Cisco, Adobe and GM use Layer 7 solutions to open APIs to partners, developers, mobile apps and cloud services in a secure and scalable way.

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