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Infographic: Singapore findings from CA Technologies security study

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Yesterday CA Technologies released the results of its study on security in the application economy in Asia Pacific & Japan. Here are the results from the respondents in Singapore.

Excerpt of a graphical representation of the survey results for Singapore. To download/view the full enlarged infographic, click on the image above.

Excerpt of a graphical representation of the survey results for Singapore. To download/view the full enlarged infographic, click on the image above.

The study, sponsored by CA Technologies shows how mobility, APIs and an eye toward growing the business have brought a balanced view of control and enablement to security.

“It is paramount for Singapore organizations to stay ahead of the fast-changing IT threat landscape, especially in a geographic location that serves as a strategic regional and global hub for commerce,” said Chua I-Pin, vice president, Asia South, CA Technologies.

Singapore respondents were nearly equally split when asked if security was mostly about control or enabling the business.

49 percent of respondents said security was mostly about control, while 51 percent indicated that it was about both control and enablement.

Key Singapore findings from the study show:

1. Protection as top priorities

Protecting identities (48 percent) and protecting against data breaches (46 percent) were the top security priorities among Singapore respondents.

This was followed closely by improving/supporting compliance and audit (45 percent) and improving the mobile customer experience (39 percent).


Infographic: New security approach needed for App economy

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

A study from CA Technologies reveals the application economy demands a new approach to security in Asia Pacific & Japan.

Excerpt of a graphical representation of the survey results for APJ. To download/view the full enlarged infographic, click on the image above.

Excerpt of a graphical representation of the survey results for APJ. To download/view the full enlarged infographic, click on the image above.

Mobility, APIs and Business Enablement are sparking new attitudes towards security and are driving an increase in investment in these areas.

“As more organisations understand the impact of the application economy in the increasingly connected Asia Pacific & Japan business landscape, security is moving from being a back-room afterthought to being a core business function. In the world of ever-increasing connected devices, organisations will leverage security to deliver better customer experience and contribute to positive business outcomes,” said Kenneth Arredondo, president & general manager, Asia Pacific & Japan, CA Technologies.

Protection is still the main driver for security, but a new CA Technologies study reveals that Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) organisations are approaching security from new perspectives, recognising its potential to deliver frictionless and positive customer experience and contribute to business growth in the increasingly competitive application economy.

The study is titled “8 Steps to Modernize Security for the Application Economy” and is sponsored by CA Technologies.

The study shows how mobility, APIs and business growth have brought a balanced view of control and enablement to security, leading to an increase in investment by APJ organisations.

Key findings from the study show four key trends influencing the perception and implementation of security in APJ enterprises:


CA UIM offers new capabilities to boost IT performance

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The new release of the CA Unified Infrastructure Management provides enhanced analytics, alerting and Cloud services support to help IT teams ensure a superior customer experience.

Downloaded by more than 10,000 users, this feature-rich version of CA UIM is free for up to 30 devices.

Downloaded by more than 10,000 users, this feature-rich version of CA UIM is free for up to 30 devices.

The new release of CA Unified Infrastructure Management (CA UIM) further bolsters the company’s offering for unified monitoring and management of critical IT services and infrastructure.

“IT organisations are increasingly facing the critical need to develop and deploy applications with precision and speed, while also delivering the reliability and responsiveness that users demand,” said Stephen Miles, vice president, Enterprise Management. CA UIM’s scalable, end-to-end monitoring capabilities help IT organizations and service providers stay ahead of potential infrastructure issues that could impact customer experience by enabling staff to proactively identify and resolve issues to ensure optimal performance of their critical IT services, CA Technologies.

Formerly known as CA Nimsoft Monitor, the new release boosts IT performance by improving service reliability and staff productivity with enhanced analytics, alerting and cloud monitoring capabilities.

Enhanced analytics in CA UIM, including “time to threshold,” predictively calculates and identifies threats in performance to provide early warnings of problems so that they can be corrected before end users are impacted.

Also, by leveraging new “time over threshold” analytics, IT staff can better determine real and persistent performance issues that need to be addressed while minimizing false alarms due to occasional spikes.

In addition to the enhanced analytics and alarms delivered by CA Unified Infrastructure Management, the new release also includes updates to help users monitor and optimise performance within Amazon Web Services (AWS).

These updates include:


CA Technologies Cross-Enterprise Application Performance Management

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

The new release of the CA Cross-Enterprise Application Performance Management (CA CE APM) promises business service innovation across the hybrid data center and the cloud.

CA Cross-Enterprise Application Performance Management (CA CE APM)

CA Cross-Enterprise Application Performance Management (CA CE APM)

CA Technologies today announced a new release of its CA CE APM which extends mainframe monitoring capabilities and provides richer information about the health and performance of key IT services.

“Our clients are focusing on how IT can be more strategic to the business by providing decision makers and IT staff with timely information about IT services, and how their predictability and availability impacts business outcomes,” said Dayton Semerjian, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies.CA CE APM monitors and collects information on the mainframe and integrates with CA APM to provide 24×7 monitoring of business transactions in a single pane of glass across mainframe, distributed and the cloud.

This  offers a business-level view of service performance that can be displayed on their mobile devices, via CA Executive Insight for Service Assurance, when executives need it

The enhanced capabilities provide deeper insight into customer-facing business transactions across increasingly complex IT environments, modernizing mainframe administration by simplifying and enhancing cross-platform management to help incorporate the mainframe into an organization’s broader enterprise IT strategy.

“This new release of CA CE APM offers IT staff more real-time visibility into the customer experience to help them optimize customer-facing applications and services, no matter where they reside,” Semerjian added.Advancing Service Assurance Across Mainframe, Distributed, Virtual and Cloud

With the rise of virtualisation and cloud computing and the complex mix of mainframe and distributed platforms in the evolving data center, IT staff needs to perform real-time “application triage” to quickly diagnose and fix problems that can impact the customer experience.

By providing a 360˚ view of all customer transactions, organisations can better understand the health, availability and business impact of critical business services to prioritize problem resolution and help assure that service performance meets SLAs.

To provide this level of visibility, new capabilities in CA CE APM and its integration with CA APM include:

  • Over 90 metrics for DB2 for z/OS, end-to-end IMS for z/OS and the mainframe network to provide richer data faster, and with less work, so IT organizations can more quickly resolve problems with mainframe-based business transactions.
  • Information about network traffic across mainframe and distributed platforms that helps pinpoint problems affecting the performance or availability of an application or service.
  • A virtual infrastructure view so staff can more easily diagnose problems in the virtual environment and resolve them faster.
  • Information on how well SaaS vendor-delivered applications are performing for end-users
  • Expanded information used to monitor cloud services efficiently.

CA Technologies earns Overall Positive Vendor Rating from Gartner

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

CA Technologies has also earned a “positive” rating in the following categories: Identity and Access Management; Service Management; Portfolio Management; and Service Assurance; and Capacity Management.

For the Mainframe Modernization category, it earned a “strong positive.”

Gartner rates CA Technologies with an overall Positive rating in the latest Vendor Rating report.

Gartner rates CA Technologies with an overall Positive rating in the latest Vendor Rating report.

According to Gartner, a positive rating means that “potential customers should consider this provider a viable choice for strategic or tactical investments, while planning for known limitations.”

“With a deep commitment to focusing on high-growth markets in areas such as automation, cloud computing security and software as a service (SaaS), we believe CA Technologies has laid out a strong roadmap for the future,” said Peter Griffiths, executive vice president, Enterprise Solutions Technology Group, CA Technologies.A “Strong Positive” is the highest possible rating given.

The Mainframe Modernization category includes new products geared to simplify mainframe management, such as CA Mainframe Chorus and CA Mainframe Software Manager.

Gartner is a leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry.

Its Vendor Ratings assess all the different aspects of a technology provider, such as its strategy, organization, products, technology, marketing, financials and support.

These ratings are periodically revised to reflect changes in assessment when a significant internal or external event directly affects the provider.

Here is the Vendor Rating report.

CA Technologies leads in User Authentication

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Gartner has positioned CA Technologies in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for User Authentication.

CA Technologies has a range of User Authentication security solutions.

CA Technologies has a range of User Authentication security solutions.

Gartner estimates the overall growth in the market by customers to be approximately 30 percent year-over-year.

“By 2017, more than 50 percent of enterprises will choose cloud-based services as the delivery option for new or refreshed user authentication implementations, up from less than 10 percent today,” writes Ant Allan, Gartner Research Vice President.Because of the shift toward lower-cost authentication solutions, the overall growth by revenue is estimated to be approximately only 20 percent.

Considering Gartner’s user authentication market growth estimate, and the forecast that half of the implementations will be cloud services, CA Technologies is confident it is in a solid position for success in this sector.

“With more than 14,000 organizations leveraging our authentication solutions and more than 85 million identities protected by our cloud-based authentication services we should be on the short-list for anyone considering a cloud authentication solution,” said Vic Mankotia, Vice President of Security, Asia Pacific, CA Technologies.

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CA Technologies was also positioned by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant of two Gartner reports: Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Governance (IAG), and Magic Quadrant for User Administration/Provisioning.

CA ERwin solutions enable collaborative modeling for cloud and on-premise data

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Support for SQL Azure, new Web Portal helps stakeholders visualize data assets across the business.

ERwin solutions from CA Technologies

ERwin solutions from CA Technologies

Today’s resource-strapped organizations struggle to manage data complexity and share accurate information as new platforms and increasing volumes of data are added to their IT environments.

With CA ERwin data modeling tools, business and technical users can reap the benefits of a centralized, common view of business data in context.

This enables them to better understand and enforce critical data definitions and more easily leverage information as a strategic asset.

The products are described in more detail below:

CA Technologies announces CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

The new solution enables enterprises and managed service providers to offer automated self-service delivery of Infrastructure as a Service.

CA Technologies Announces CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms

CA Technologies Announces CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms

CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms drives Business Service Innovation by enabling IT to provide rapid, predictable and secure provisioning and delivery of cloud infrastructure and critical IT and business services.

“We continue to work with VCE to help customers improve business agility, reduce risk and lower the costs of operating private clouds,” said Anna Gong, Vice President, Coud, Virtualization & Service Automation, Asia Pacific, CA Technologies. “CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms can help enterprises and MSPs rapidly deliver services in a private cloud environment, maximizing their investment in VCE Vblock Platforms and driving Business Service Innovation to deliver speed, performance and improved cost efficiencies.”This is the company’s fifth solution certified for use with VCE Vblock Infrastructure Platforms, all of which are based on CA Technologies Unified Automation solutions.

Enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs) use cloud management software to enable their Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings.

Many organizations are evaluating and testing converged private cloud architectures, such as Vblock Platforms, that allow IT resources to be dynamically pooled and shared across multiple physical and virtual computing environments.

CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms promises to offer standardization, a rapid provisioning process and performance predictability.

CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms leverages CA Process Automation and CA Service Catalog to provide customers with a single, unified view and point of control across virtual and private cloud resources.

CA Technologies Vblock platformsOut-of-the-box standardized processes allow IT organizations to deliver Vblock Infrastructure Platforms as a service.

CA Service Catalog, accessed through a secure, online portal, empowers users to quickly select and provision the resources they need.

“The latest CA Technologies integration with Vblock platforms enables IT to transform its converged infrastructure into a true platform for delivering private cloud services,” said John Ross, CTO, GreenPages. “By combining our Integration and Managed Services with CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms, customers can enable private cloud capabilities in days versus months, and realize a rapid return on their VCE investment.”CA Process Automation helps ensure that pooled resources are provisioned quickly, with minimal effort.

Service usage is metered and associated to departments, cost centers, or users for billing or chargeback.

Every organization is different when it comes to process.

CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms is built on top of an extensible platform that allows IT to easily customize the solution to meet its needs and provide the flexibility to respond dynamically to changing business requirements.

CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms is available today from CA Technologies and its partners, including GreenPages Technology Solutions, a national IT consulting and integration company.

CA Technologies reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Results

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

CA Technologies today reported financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2012, which ended on 31 December, 2011.

Third Quarter
FY12 vs. FY11
(in millions, except share data)
FY12 FY11 Percent Change Percent Change CC**
Revenue $1,263 $1,144 34% 24%
GAAP Income from continuing operations $263 $196 34% 24%
Non-GAAP Income from continuing operations* $319 $256 25% 18%
GAAP Diluted EPS from continuing operations $0.54 $0.38 42% 39%
Non-GAAP  Diluted EPS from continuing operations* $0.65 $0.50 30% 28%
Cash Flow from continuing operations $396 $492 (20%) (19%)

* Non-GAAP income and earnings per share are non-GAAP financial measures, as noted in the discussion of non-GAAP results below. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to their comparable GAAP financial measures is included in the tables following this news release.

**CC: Constant Currency

The main takeaways from the report is summarised below:

  • Revenue $1.263 billion: Up 10% in constant currency and as reported.
  • GAAP EPS $0.54: Up 39% in constant currency and 42% as reported.
  • Non-GAAP EPS $0.65: Up 28 Percent in constant currency and 30%as Reported
  • Single license payment contributes 3 percentage points to revenue growth and $0.05 to GAAP and Non-GAAP EPS growth.
  • Cash flow from continuing operations $396 Million: Down 19 Percent in constant currency and 20% as reported.
  • Raises full year outlook for GAAP and non-GAAP EPS and adjusts revenue guidance to high end of range; maintains cash flow from continuing operations outlook.
  • Enhances capital allocation program, targeting return of $2.5 billion to shareholders through fiscal year 2014.

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CA Technologies positioned in Leaders Quadrant of two of Gartner’s Magic Quadrants

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

The two Magic Quadrants are: User Administration/Provisioning and Identity and Access Governance.

Source: Gartner (December 2011)

Source: Gartner (December 2011)

CA Technologies has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant of two Gartner reports: Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Governance (IAG), and Magic Quadrant for User Administration/Provisioning.

Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Governance

“As data moves to the cloud, identity and access management grows in importance within organizations. Our team is working to ensure we deliver the functionality, ease of use, and multiple choices of delivery – on premise or cloud – that simplify IAM adoption for our customers,” said Vic Mankotia, VP, Security, Asia Pacific at CA Technologies.According to the report, Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Governance, “The IAG market addresses customer requirements that are beyond identity administration. IAG tools seek to deliver IAM directly to the business or end user, rather than the operational IT administrator.”

Gartner analysts anticipate, “The growing need for identity and access management governance will cause identity and access governance solutions to become the lead focus of two out of three IAM projects by 2013, up from one in three today.”

CA Role & Compliance Manager was evaluated for this report. Get a complimentary copy of the report here.

Magic Quadrant for User Administration/Provisioning

“We consider our positioning in two IAM-related Leaders quadrants confirmation that we are delivering on our mission to take our rich and broad portfolio of security technologies and deliver unique and transformative IAM capabilities for our customers,” added Mankotia.“User administration solutions manage identities and their attributes across systems, applications and resources. Buyers seek to demonstrate regulatory compliance while reducing project deployment times and costs,” analysts wrote in the Magic Quadrant for User Administration / Provisioning.

“By 2016, user administration solutions will expand functionally to include a subset of identity and access governance (IAG) functionality as well as multiple means of delivery (that is, cloud computing).”

Gartner analysts evaluated the following CA IAM solutions for this report: CA Identity Manager, CA Role & Compliance Manager and CA User Activity Reporting Module for this report.

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