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November 24, 2016updated 30 Nov 2016 5:16pm

Ten biggest product announcements from CAWorld 2016

Including Mainframe Ops Intelligence, Workload Automation, API Management, Privileged Access Manager and Agile Central

By Hannah Williams

At CA Technologies annual conference, CAWorld, the company unveiled solutions across its Agile, Devops, Security and Mainframe portfolio.

Solutions were announced to increase the value of mainframe investments with advanced analytics, increased automation, Devops for mainframe and security for mission critical data.

Ten product releases unveiled at CAWorld 2016.

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CA Release Automation Connector for z/os
CA Endeavour Software Manager
CA Data Content Discovery
CA Compliance Event Manager
CA Conversion Service
CA Mainframe Operations Intelligence
CA Workload Automation
CA Agile Central
CA API Management
CA Privileged Access Manager

 

  • CAWorldCA Release Automation Connector for z/os

This product supports continuous delivery and deployment, allowing users to deliver apps rapidly and reliably on demand.

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It includes agile development and test management solutions, enabling operations teams to focus agile release cadences without compromising compliance and stability.

The product enables automated app deployments across diverse servers, data centres and cloud environments to simplify and standardise release processes to accelerate deployments and also reduce errors.

It delivers overall management and optimisation of an advanced continuous delivery pipeline, along with the integration of a continuous delivery tool chain.

 

  • CA Endeavour Software Manager

CA’s software change manager, formerly known as ‘CA Software Change Manager for Mainframe’, works with its release automation connector to deliver source code management integration.

It has been enhanced to manage Java components, whilst providing better auditing capabilities for faster delivery speed across mainframe and distributed environments.

It is able to automate the development process, in a way which adapts to a specific business’ requirements, ensuring consistency and complete control.

Next Page: CA Data Content Discovery, CA Compliance Event Manager

 

  • CA Data Content Discovery

This product allows users to identify data exposure risks on z Systems, which is done through scanning the mainframe data infrastructure.

Customers are also able to address all stringent data security and compliance requirements with this product, paired with CA’s Compliance Event Manager.

Together, the two identify any sensitive data at rest and in motion to help lower the risk of damaging data breaches and reduce any ongoing costs.

100 percent control of all mainframe data is also provided.

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  • CA Compliance Event Manager

By alerting to breaches in real-time and providing deeper insight into compliance issues, users are able to alert, inspect and protect mission-essential data to facilitate regulatory compliance.

This and CA’s data content discovery find, classify and protect sensitive and regulated data at rest and in motion, which ultimately helps in the prevention of costly data breaches and insider threats.

The two solutions provide unified enterprise security and help you increase your compliance posture across all platforms that power success in the application economy.

When all exposure threats are identified, the compliance event manager generates advanced audit and compliance information that is not available in standard security reports.

Next Page: CA Conversion Service, CA Mainframe Operations Intelligence

 

  • CA Conversion Service

A cloud-based service used to manage conversion efforts from data preparation to design and rollout, reducing the need for expensive professional services or staff disruptions.

New automation capabilities enable customers to manage the entire project lifecycle of their mainframe software migration efforts.

This product also automates software investment when migrating vendors, with a built-in SaaS offering.

  • CAWorldCA Mainframe Operations Intelligence

Following CA’s mainframe portfolio expansion, its mainframe operations intelligence comes as new algorithms-based solution suite that identifies and predicts system issues before they impact performance.

It includes machine learning, which is applied to make sure there is no downtime and provides the intelligence that reduces the effort and skill to run data centres.

Based on research which identifies that 80 percent of corporate data resides on the platform and two seconds of delay resulting in abandonment rates of 87 percent, CA applied faster prediction, more efficient collaboration, faster remediate and continuous improvement.

Next Page: CA Workload Automation, CA Agile Central

 

  • CA Workload Automation

The new release of workload automation is to make it easier to run emerging workloads such as Big Data, Cloud and mobile applications.

It enables a secure scheduling, management and monitoring of cross-enterprise workloads through an intuitive web interface for ease of access and increased visibility.

Its DE series delivers a small footprint with fewer moving parts and less complexity, while maximising performance.

The unique event driven architecture reduces and simplifies scheduling definitions, allowing operations or application development teams to easily define schedules and calendars once and reuse them many times.

Also including built-in forecasting and simulation capabilities, this minimises the potential for human error, while ensuring what is scheduled is possible and satisfies the need to complete jobs on time.

 

  • CA Agile Central

The SaaS platform, purpose-built to scale agile practices includes new features added to enable teams to execute on strategy faster, accelerating agility across the enterprise to lessen the time to customer value.

It provides a hub for teams to plan, prioritise and track work in a synchronised cadence.

New features include, advanced filtering and saved views to easily find exactly what is needed with quick filters and powerful advanced filters. Webhooks, to build lightweight integrations to be triggered when data changes, whilst users get data in real time as it changes.

It gives companies the ability to sense, react and adapt to market shifts and operational needs.

Next Page: CA API Management, CA Privileged Access Manager

 

 

  • CAWorldCA API Management

CA’ API management enables users to launch digital initiatives faster and more easily.

This comes with the ability to securely expose application and data APIs to app developers while giving these developers all the tools and resources they need in order to quickly build apps against enterprise APIs.

A wide range of deployment options can be managed to meet cost, control and performance requirements.

The inclusion of API analytics allows users to optimise the performance and reach all APIs and enterprise data.

 

  • CA Privileged Access Manager

Its privileged access manager, which was formerly Xceedium Xsuite, controls, monitors and audits the privileged user activity.

Built-in threat analytics enable the enterprise to continuously asses risk and quickly detect malicious activity among its users.

The benefits are the reduction of risks from breaches, which provides a guard against costly data breaches caused by external or internal attacks, providing effective capabilities and controls and also better and faster security operations.

 

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