LAS VEGAS, Aug 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today at VMworld(R) 2011, Layer 7 Technologies, the leader in Gateways for service-oriented integration, cloud connectivity and Web-to-mobile information sharing, announced support for the new VMware vCloudR API in its CloudControlTM cloud broker product. Layer 7 was an early supporter of the VMware vCloud API and was among the first in the industry to partner with VMware to provide users with secure API abstraction, metering and management capabilities.

With this latest vCloud API support, Layer 7’s CloudControl provides vCloud users with industry-leading security and flexibility for managing vCloud API exposure. Layer 7 service provider customers employ CloudControl as a cloud-specific API Proxy. CloudControl enables abstracting, securing and managing cloud APIs. It simplifies control and operation of processes such as data validation; OAuth and SAML-based access control; REST, JSON and SOAP mappings; version management; and SLA enforcement through throttling and message prioritization in policy to make it repeatable and measurable.

“A large number of Layer 7 customers and prospects are embracing cloud and looking to VMware for their private and public cloud infrastructures,” said Jaime Ryan, partner solutions architect at Layer 7 Technologies. “The VMware vCloud(R) API is critical for integrating existing operation controls with VMware environments and enabling hybrid cloud use cases. Layer 7 gives customers the security, reusability and flexibility in managing how their VMware vCloud APIs get exposed internally and externally.”

“We have been working with Layer 7 for some time with its products to support the VMware vCloud API,” said Mathew Lodge, senior director, Cloud Services at VMware. “With version 1.5 of the VMware vCloud API, we are expanding the number of vCloud controls available to our partners and customers, programmatically opening up new use cases.”

Layer 7 will be showcasing a number of abstraction, metering and security vCloud API use cases at its VMworld booth, #1361.

More information on Layer 7’s vCloud API support is available here: .

About Layer 7 Technologies

Layer 7 Technologies helps enterprises secure and govern interactions between their organization and the services they use in the cloud; across the Internet; and out to mobile devices. Through its award-winning line of SOA Gateways, Cloud Brokers and API Proxies, Layer 7 gives enterprises the ability to control identity, data security, SLA and visibility requirements for sharing application data and functionality across organizational boundaries. With more than 150 customers spanning six continents, Layer 7 supports the most demanding commercial and government organizations. Layer 7 solutions are FIPS compliant, STIG vulnerability tested and have met Common Criteria EAL4+ security assurance. For more information, please visit , email us at or follow us on Twitter at @layer7.

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SOURCE: Layer 7 Technologies