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Readers of this blog might be interested is this position: Tom Agar at Total Resource Solutions in Sydney, Australia, is currently recruiting an API Gateway Designer/Developer to join a large New South Wales organisation for an initial 6 month contract. The right candidate will have experience with the Axway / Oracle / Vordel API Gateway. If this is of interest please get in touch ASAP with Tom Agar on 02 8705 8554 or via email at tom@totalresource.com.au for more information. ... (more)

APIs for Integration with NASDAQ By @Axway | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The new Axway website is full of great nuggets of information. For example, check out this case study for integration with NASDAQ, using Axway's API Gateway. The customer is Storebrand, an insurance and savings company with 1.8 million customers in Norway and Sweden. NASDAQ interface: For its private customers in Sweden, Storebrand implemented an SSO integration with NASDAQ, the largest U.S. electronic stock market, which lists 3200 companies and trades some two billion shares per day. The Axway API Gateway solution enables customers who are logged on to the Storebrand site to di... (more)

Protecting API Keys By @Axway | @CloudExpo [#API]

Back in 2011, while CTO at Vordel (API security/management vendor which was acquired by Axway in 2012), I wrote a piece for the Cloud Security Alliance blog entitled "Protect the API Keys to your Cloud Kingdom". In it, I talked about the importance of protecting API Keys. I wrote that: API Keys must be protected just like passwords and private keys are protected. This means that they should not be stored as files on the file system, or baked into non-obfuscated applications that can be analyzed relatively easily. https://blog.cloudsecurityalliance.org/2011/04/18/protect-the-api-ke... (more)

Liberating Your Data: Data-as-a-Service By @Axway | @CloudExpo [#API]

When you consider APIs and API Management, one way of looking at APIs is that it's ultimately all about the data. The API can be seen as a conduit for data. Managing the API means managing access to that data. This is especially important for Data-as-a-Service (DaaS). The point was eloquently put by Kamron Abtahi, DaaS Engineer at Dun and Bradstreet (D&B), when he spoke at the Axway API Workshop in Boston last November about how APIs allow D&B to liberate their data. Here is Kamron in action at the API Workshop event, explaining all of the benefits of the D&B Direct API: In a blog ... (more)

APIs at 'Internet of Things' Hackathons By @Axway | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

APIs at Hackathons - The Security Aspect This week, Bill Doerrfeld in ProgrammableWeb covered a post by Costas Pardalis of APIrise about "How to better promote your API at hackathons". The article is full of very sensible advice about ensuring that you provide an API Portal to enable simple sign-up for your API, provide a sandbox environment, and provide sample client code. But one part caught my eye. Here it is (emphasis added): According to Pardalis, Salesforce employed the most successful method of exposing their APIs at the event, lessening security measures, and including a vi... (more)