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This Fortune 500 company offers a broad range of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients. This company wanted to create better customer experiences with a suite of tools and technology to simplify their daily lives with services to help them manage money, credit, and identity, amongst other essential things.
To succeed, they needed the right API platform. They found it with Akana.
Developers need to be able to easily find and use APIs in their products. So, the Fortune 500 company built an API platform with a developer portal to expose these tools and technologies.
This portal enables them to publish externally-facing APIs that provide valuable capabilities. App developers can embed these into applications to help streamline their users’ lives.
The company will continue to extend the range of APIs to meet the fast growing needs of its developer community. And they need to go beyond API basics.
The APIs the company publishes must be secure, reliable, and easy to find and consume. And they must also be able to sustain the level of traffic generated by popular apps used by millions of customers.
Akana enables this with two key integrated features:
The API lifecycle is a key part of API management, and the portal and gateway play a big role in the lifecycle.
This Fortune 500 company purchased Akana to provide a high-performance, reliable platform for:
The company selected the Akana platform over other vendors for several reasons.
Akana delivered the best performance, scale, and richness of features and functionality. And it delivered on the company's required deployment automation capabilities.
Plus, they chose Akana to deploy in the cloud and leverage cloud APIs. The company deploys the products into its own Amazon VPC instances, using Akana’s Docker image with Amazon EC2 Container Server. This closely models the deployment Akana uses in the SaaS platform. By following this deployment pattern, the company ensures seamless scaling as needed. And they maintain compliance with their own internal security policies.
The company’s platform is in production handling live traffic. They continue to roll out more APIs — and they've planned a rich roadmap of new services.
The Fortune 500 company succeeds with Akana. Here's how Akana made a difference.
Most of the APIs the Fortune 500 company publishes need to be delivered securely. This is both in terms of the infrastructure hosting the API and the API interface itself.
Akana protects the company’s applications from external threats. And it provides state-of-the-art API security. The gateway offers comprehensive protection against OWASP top ten threats including cross site scripting (XSS), cross site request forgery (CSRF), injection, and session management. It also provides antivirus scanning and strong cryptographic protection.
The company uses Akana to implement:
The Fortune 500 company needs to ensure that its APIs perform extremely well. This keeps customers happy. It enables them to scale to support the needs of a rapidly growing user base. Plus, the APIs are distributed globally to provide local access to minimize network latency for global users.
The company uses Akana for:
A critical part of any API platform is the ability to provide developers with a self-service platform they can use to find and easily consume APIs.
Akana makes it easy with:
See for yourself how Akana delivers comprehensive security, improves external developer engagement, and makes it easier to consume and use APIs.
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