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Layer 7, a CA Technologies company and leading provider of API and SOA security and management solutions for the open enterprise, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Application Services Governance.”*

According to the report, “Whether it is technology or service providers offering their functionality, or private companies giving access to some of their data according to different charging models, the number of APIs available publicly grows by the day. Their usage is multiplied by a growing population of mobile devices and computing platforms (Web, tablets, smartphones, TVs, video game consoles, cars and more, such as the Internet of Things).

“The design, implementation, publication, operation, maintenance and retirement of those APIs and services need to be governed and managed carefully, which is what ‘application services governance’ does.”

“APIs are the cornerstone of what defines today’s open enterprise and helps it meet its strategies around mobile and cloud and even revenue,” said Dimitri Sirota, senior vice president, Security, CA Technologies and co-founder of Layer 7. “The critical elements that need to accompany any business strategy involving APIs are security, management and, of course, governance. We believe our positioning in the Leaders quadrant is confirmation of our mission to securely enable the open business.”

To receive a complimentary copy of the report, please visit Magic Quadrant for Application Services Governance. To learn more about Layer 7, a CA Technologies company, visit please visit www.layer7tech.com or www.ca.com/layer7 and follow on Twitter at @layer7 and @CASecurity.

*Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Services Governance by Paolo Malinverno, Daryl C. Plummer, Gordon Van Huizen, Aug. 8, 2013

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