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Splunk – An Ancillary Source of API Analytics Data analytics solutions seem as varied as the data they analyze. However, Expressway users have found tremendous success extending it’s built in API Analytics capabilities with those of Splunk’s – a recognized 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Security Information and Event Management. Intel distributes a free Splunk Application that ingests Expressway’s transactional logs. The application provides in depth dashboards and metrics of message transactions & system utilization. Recently, one of my customers wanted an alternate way to integrate Splunk with Expressway that: Goes beyond transactional context Expressway Service Gateway’s (ESG) transactional logs provide. Sends data directly to Splunk from ESG Applications – instead of Splunk ingesting ESG logs. Does 1 and 2 with negligible overhead. Coupling Splunk’s abili... (more)

EC2 Security: Bridging Enterprise Cloud Apps to the Mobile Mainland

The cloud holds enormous promise for improving agility, availability, and cost for app deployments. Amazon’s EC2 is especially attractive given the investments they have made in building out capacity around the world, allowing apps to be deployed where they are being used, minimizing latency. However, some enterprises are unsure about cloud deployments because of security concerns. In this post I will talk about how to enhance EC2 security to allow APIs to be deployed in the AWS cloud in a way that delivers enterprise-grade policy enforcement while fully realizing many of the c... (more)

Instant API Management with Intel and Amazon

Instant API Management with Intel and Amazon Did you know you can get started with Intel Expressway API Manager on AWS Marketplace today with only a few clicks? You can have instant API Management and enhanced EC2 security for applications and services exposed from public or hybrid cloud environments. The offering is available from Amazon to anyone with a valid Amazon account. If you haven’t tried Amazon’s AWS marketplace, you can have an instance of the gateway up and running in a few minutes. Are you looking to mobile enable an Enterprise application need to expose an API? Are... (more)

Are you PCI DSS compliant yet? What is stopping you?

The PCI tokenization solution show case at NRF was a grand success. I never would have believed the traffic through our booth and the interest. First of all, the show was huge!!! I am not kidding. Last year the attendance was 25,500 (http://www.nrf.com/modules.php?name=News&op=viewlive&sp_id=1302) and I am pretty sure this year they surpassed that. (Last count puts it at 27,600) Intel had a big booth there and predominantly displayed was our PCI tokenization solution. The reason why our solution gained much visibility is, as one customer put it, you provide compliance and risk m... (more)

From ESBs to API Portals, an Evolutionary Journey | Part 2

In this article series we would like to build a case that API portals, with the Intel® API Manager and Intel® Expressway Service Gateway, powered by Mashery are representative examples, are the contemporary manifestations of the SOA movement that transformed IT in the early 2000s from IT as a cost center to an equal partner in a company’s  execution of a business strategy and revenue generation.  In the introductory article in Part 1 we discussed some of the business dynamics that led to cloud computing and the service  paradigm.  Let’s now take a closer look  at the SOA transf... (more)