CA Technologies makes two acquisitions

New acquisitions will add technologies for continuous application delivery and API security

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CA Technologies makes two acquisitions CA Technologies has announced two new acquisitions.
By  Mark Sutton Published  May 7, 2013

CA Technologies has recently made two acquisitions which it says will improve development processes and enabling more secure APIs.

The company has acquired continuous application delivery specialist Nolio and Layer 7, which specialises in Application Programming Interface (API) management and security.

Nolio is a recognized leader in continuous application delivery with a strong and growing international base of large enterprise and service provider customers. Its solutions help customers to improve business and operational agility by dramatically cutting release times; simplify, standardise and execute application releases with better precision; automate application rollbacks for faster recovery and service continuity; and enable fast, agile and scalable release automation for cloud and traditional applications.

Layer 7 solutions focus on managing and securing APIs, and its technology will complements CA's existing Identity and Access Management suite, including CA SiteMinder and its technologies focused on DevOps including the CA LISA suite, the company said.

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

Financial details of the deals were not disclosed.

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