CA Technologies  has been named the “overall leader” in API management in the recent Leadership Compass report issued by KuppingerCole, an analyst firm for identity-focused information security.

CA’s API Management solutions were evaluated for the report, which evaluated existing integrated API management solutions, with a strong focus on API security.

“CA’s API Management portfolio provides a complete solution for practically all API management scenarios imaginable, while ensuring a high degree of integration and one of the best implementations of API security and identity features. By combining the pioneering technology with strong global market presence, CA Technologies can definitely be recognized as the leading contender for most organizations,” Alexei Balaganski, senior analyst at KuppingerCole, wrote in the report.

In the “Leadership Compass: API Security management” report, KuppingerCole calculated leaders in four categories: innovation, market presence and product, with overall leaders based on a combined rating of those three categories.  CA was a leader in every category, including the named leader in overall evaluation.

“APIs are the building blocks of today’s mobile and Web applications and Internet of Things ecosystems, and they must be protected,” says Andrea Lodolo, chief technology officer of CA Southern Africa.  “With CA API Management, we help our customers accelerate application delivery and secure their APIs to confidently create new business models and opportunities for growth in the application economy.”