Akana Brings Enterprise Class Identity and Access Management to APIs and Apps

Extends Akana API Management Identity Integration to Include Ping Identity; Offers Most extensive and complete IAM integration

Cloud Identity Summit 2015, La Jolla, CA – June 8, 2015 – Akana, a leading provider of API Management, API Security and Cloud Integration solutions, announced today that it is announcing its integration with Ping Identity to provide its API Management and Security solutions to Ping Identity customers. This integration is available now and it is in production at several fortune 1000 customers.

This integration enables customers to seamlessly extend their identity and access management solutions to their APIs, Apps, and developer communities with deep, standard-based integrations between these industry-leading products, which now also includes Ping Identity.  Enterprises can now authenticate and authorize access to their APIs using solutions from Oracle, IBM, CA, Microsoft, Ping Identity and other leading IAM providers to provide internet-scale federated identity services via the Akana API Management platform.

“Akana is leading the charge in standards-based federated identity and security, and the integration between Akana API Management solution and leading IAM solutions enables our customers to offer their end-users a truly seamless and secured experience across all their digital channels”, said Roberto Medrano, Executive VP, Akana.

The integration between the Akana and the industries leading IAM solutions uses standards-based interfaces and tokens including OpenID Connect, JWT, and SAML to extend Identity and Access Management identities to the API and App ecosystem.

Specifically this integration enables:

  • IAM users to login to the Akana Community Manager Developer Portal
  • The Akana API Gateway to authenticate API calls made by Apps used by IAM users
  • Resource authorizations to be controlled by the Akana OAuth Server or by IAM via the Akana API Gateway

The Akana platform provides the following capabilities:

  • Developer Engagement – an API portal to publish and document APIs and engage developers.
  • API Gateway – a high-performance, secure API Gateway that combines the mediation, orchestration, and connectivity capabilities of a lightweight ESB with the performance and security of a traditional proxy style Gateway.
  • Lifecycle Management – enables enterprises to effectively collaborate between business, developers and IT operations, resulting in rapid development and deployment cycles while increasing reliability, stability and availability of their APIs and supporting assets.
  • Analytics – a flexible analytics platform that provides dashboards for business analytics, service level analytics and operational analytics.

For more information on Akana and its solutions, visit www.akana.com.

About Akana
Akana’s comprehensive suite of API ManagementAPI SecuritySOA GovernanceCloud Integration, and Microservices solutions helps businesses accelerate digital transformation by securely extending their reach across multiple channels – mobile, cloud and Internet of Things. Akana enables enterprises to quickly deliver scalable applications, share data as APIs, connect and integrate applications, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets and provide intelligent insights into their business and operations. The world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use Akana to harness the power of their technology and transform their businesses. Akana is also recognized as a “Leader” by Forrester in API Management Solution Wave, Q3 2014, by other analyst firms. For more information on Akana’s API Platform, see http://www.akana.com.  Akana was previously known as SOA Software.

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