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June 03, 2015 9:02 PM ET

Internet Software and Services

Company Overview of Akana, Inc.

Company Overview

Akana, Inc. offers a suite of API management, API security, service oriented architecture (SOA) governance, cloud integration, and microservices solutions to help businesses accelerate digital transformation by extending their reach across mobile, cloud, and Internet of Things channels. The company enables enterprises to deliver scalable applications, share data as APIs, connect and integrate applications, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and provide intelligent insights into their business and operations. It offers Akana API Gateway, a solution that streamlines the management, deployment, development, and operation of APIs, enhancing security and regulatory compliance through ...

12100 Wilshire Boulevard

Suite 1800

Los Angeles, CA 90025

United States

Founded in 1998





Key Executives for Akana, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 57
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 59
Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President of Technology
Chief Technology Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Akana, Inc. Key Developments

Akana Announces Support for IBM Bluemix Ecosystem

Akana announced that it will partner with IBM to expand and grow the IBM Bluemix Ecosystem, offering developers the widest choice in capabilities to develop and realize their visions. IBM Bluemix is an open cloud development platform for building secure, cloud-based business applications. Akana has been committed to IBM customers’ success for ten years, providing API Management and SOA Governance solutions for IBM DataPower. Akana’s API Management solution for IBM DataPower makes internal systems accessible as APIs and SOA services by leveraging DataPower’s security and integration features. Customers can easily create and manage APIs on DataPower that seamlessly integrate with the backend systems like WebSphere, mainframes and WebSphere MQ. Akana is continuing its commitment to IBM’s customers’ success by bringing Akana API Management platform to IBM Bluemix. Akana’s platform provides enforcement and implementation of security, scaling, routing, and auditing policies, empowers enterprises to define, version, scale, secure, and manage APIs, and microservices on their chosen containerization platform.

SOA Software Announces API Management Solution and Cloud Offering Validation for Compliance with Version 3.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

SOA Software announced that its API Management solution and cloud offering have been validated for compliance with version 3.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. Last year, SOA Software attained compliance with PCI DSS 2.0. To attain validation again, the company underwent a series of rigorous audits by an independent Quality Security Assessor to ensure that it met best practices and security controls needed to keep sensitive data secure during transit, processing and storage. SOA Software is now recognized as an approved Level 2 Service Provider for major credit card brands with the latest version of PCC DSS. PCC DSS 3.0 includes expanded compliance requirements in areas such as software development reviews and testing procedures. As part of its standard security measures, the SOA Software PCI-Compliant Cloud employs multi-layer protection and data access limitations. It also monitors, defends against and mitigates cyber assaults and threats. Features include antivirus management, vulnerability scanning, a secure audit trail and resource tracking along with round-the-clock technical support by comprehensively trained SOA Software staff to maximize uptime and availability and enhance security. PCI DSS is a proprietary information security standard for organizations that handle cardholder information for the major debit, credit, prepaid, e-purse, ATM and POS cards. SOA Software’s continuing engagement with PCI DSS certifications allows it to advise customers on the most appropriate security best practices, irrespective of their industry. SOA Software’s counsel can help ensure that APIs are built on a compliant platform and extended in a compliant fashion, required tasks are dealt with by the most appropriate parties and nothing gets overlooked as enterprises roll out their APIs.

SOA Software Integrates Thales Hsms to Provide the High Level of Protection and Manage Risk in Service Oriented Architecture

Thales and SOA Software announced the integration of the Thales nShield family of hardware security modules (HSMs) with SOA Software's API Gateway, providing enhanced data protection and threat prevention for mobile, cloud and web applications. Digital initiatives are impacting every aspect of life. Businesses and governments are under pressure to deliver a richer and more consistent experience to their users across an ever wider range of channels that span in-store, at home and mobile. Furthermore, the opportunity to monetize digital content through marketing partnerships and commercial ecosystems creates a race to interconnect applications and simplify the adoption and control of integrated data-based services. This creates the need to manage a multitude of service interfaces (APIs) that span legacy as well as application technologies, cloud and on-premise based delivery platforms and a range of compliance imperatives.

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