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ALSO CALLED: API, Application Program Interface, Application Program Interfaces
DEFINITION: An application program interface (API - and sometimes spelled application programming interface) is the specific method prescribed by a computer operating system or by an application program by which a programmer writing an application program can make requests of the operating system or another application.An API can be contrasted with a graphical user interface or a command interface (both of which  … 
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API Management: Choosing the Right Tools
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WHITE PAPER: Making application programming interfaces (APIs) available to the general public brings with it a number of challenges and risks. In this white paper, explore the functional and operational requirements in depth and get the key criteria you need to choose the right API management tool for your organization.
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5 Oauth Essentials for API Access Control
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WHITE PAPER: View this resource to uncover an application programming interface (API) authentication solution fit for the enterprise. Read on for 5 things to consider before deployment.
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Enterprise on the Go: 5 Essentials for BYOD & Mobile Enablement
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WHITE PAPER: To get the most benefits from enterprise mobility and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, businesses need to deploy applications that give employees the same functionality as on-premise apps without sacrificing the security of critical enterprise systems. While this may seem like a tall order, it's possible with the right strategy in place.
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Protecting Your APIs Against Attack & Hijack
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WHITE PAPER: Even though application programming interfaces (APIs) experience the same threats as the Web, thanks to architecture differences, existing Web security methods aren't enough to keep them protected. Read on to unveil 5 best practices to secure your API architectures.
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Securing Identities and Data Across Mobile Apps
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5 Pillars of API Management
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WHITE PAPER: Application programming interfaces (APIs) form the foundation of today's open enterprise, allowing data to be shared between on-premise applications and data to Web apps, smart devices, and the cloud. But APIs open up new concerns for management and security that must be considered for safe, effective API usage.
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A How‐to Guide to OAuth & API Security
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SOA Appliances: A Simple & Secure Approach to Integration across SOA, API & Cloud
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Essential Guide to API Management and Application Integration
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Explore your API options in this essential guide with tips from experts including Alex Gaber, API evangelist. Check out a range of stories that highlight examples of successful API management, trends with the technology, and key terms developers need to know.
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Simplify the Move to Cloud Business
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API Management is the SOA Renaissance
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WHITE PAPER: Forward-thinking organizations are moving to more open ecosystems, relying on service-oriented architecture (SOA) and application programming interfaces (APIs). Access this insightful white paper to learn about combining SOA and API management to create more engaging applications through comprehensive integration.
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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API Development: Staying Ahead of the Curve
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WHITE PAPER: Although API development isn't new, architects must be aware of its evolution and stay ahead of the curve.  This E-Guide covers API development trends provided by industry insiders and expert advice on how SOA and the cloud fit in with today's evolved API development.
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Delivering the Data Layer of the Cloud: The Business Case for APIs
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the business case for APIs and learn why it may be a good idea to publish APIs for your organization. Compare the options of building your API capabilities internally and leveraging an API platform provider to achieve end-to-end API management.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

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Understanding the New Open API Economy
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WHITE PAPER: Open application programming interfaces (APIs) give partners and developers access to your business' data or functionality. Why would you want to use an open API? In this white paper, learn more about the business drivers of the open API economy, and learn what you should consider before deciding if open APIs are right for you.
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Protecting Your APIs Against Attack & Hijack
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WHITE PAPER: View this informative resource for an in-depth examination of the traditional threats to both Web-based browsers and APIs, as well as the risks specific to APIs.
Posted: 12 Dec 2013 | Published: 12 Dec 2013

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Survey Results: An Emerging Digital Divide
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WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive report, view survey results of how companies today are leveraging technology-enabled capabilities such as "big data" and analytics, digital marketing, apps, and APIs. Find out what separates the top performers from the pack, and get key recommendations to help put your business on the right side of the "digital divide."
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Top Three Mobile Application Threats
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Handbook: Architecting the cloud for mobile services
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WHITE PAPER: Get a different take on software defined networks, who they help, the benefits you can achieve from deploying one, and key tips for utilizing one within your organization.
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APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES DEFINITION (continued): … An application program interface (API - and sometimes spelled application programming interface) is the specific method prescribed by a computer operating system or by an application program by which a programmer writing an application program can make requests of the operating system or another application.An API can be contrasted with a graphical user interface or a command interface (both of which are direct user interfaces) as interfaces to an operating system or a program.
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