Akana Integrates with Ping Identity to Extend Identity and Access Management Solutions to APIs and Apps

By CIOReview | Monday, July 13, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: Akana, a provider of API Management, API Security and Cloud Integration solutions, announced its integration with Ping Identity to provide its API Management and Security solutions to Ping Identity customers. The Akana API Management platform will enable enterprises to authenticate and authorize access to their APIs using solutions from Identity and Access Management (IAM) providers to provide internet-scale federated identity services.  

Akana enables enterprises to share data as APIs, connect and integrate applications, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and provide intelligent insights into their business and operations. The Akana platform provides enterprises with the following capabilities:

Developer Engagement: provides 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. This integration will enable IAM users to login to the Akana Community Manager Developer Portal; authentication of API calls made by Apps used by IAM users; and resource authorizations to be controlled by the Akana Server or by IAM via the Akana API Gateway.

Ping Identity provides IAM solutions that give customers and employees one-click access to any application from any device. So, this integration will enable customers to seamlessly extend their identity and access management solutions to their APIs, Apps, and developer communities.

 “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.