Integrations enable the enterprises to add external systems and applications to communicate with the TCPWave DDI controller. The TCPWave DDI provides superior enterprise-grade cohesive APIs (Application Programming Interface) in the core solution. The idea of integrating the core DDI infrastructure to the other applications using APIs is a key success in the modern digital era. Today‘s age of DevOps, CloudOps, NetOps, and SecOps has many applications that constantly require API access to the DDI data for various reasons. With APIs, enterprises can unlock the DDI data so that the data can be reused effectively and efficiently to deliver a favorable end-user experience.
When the data is distributed across various on-prem and cloud data centers, the ability to spawn a new application and ensuring that it is successful to meet the business objectives and requirements rely heavily on the success of system-to-system communication without any human interaction. These distributed systems can communicate with each other using a common API gateway or they can communicate directly with each other using the API calls. TCPWave excels in delivering the DDI REST API requirements of an enterprise. Integrating the DDI infrastructure with various provisioning orchestrators improves operational efficiency by reducing the time taken to add a simple DNS resource record.
While embracing various automated DDI integrations, it is important to note that information security plays a critical role in the system to system communication. A man in the middle attack or malicious interception of the communication can cause a major DDI service disruption in an enterprise. There is a slew of known exploits published on the public Internet on how to hack or hijack an enterprise‘s DDI data. APIs using a plain text user name and a password are generally considered the most insecure. An SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate used for authentication ensure a secure encrypted connection for all the system to system communications using the API calls. The SSL way of authentication using a strong key length is a secure method. The requestor application that needs to establish API communication with the TCPWave DDI controller must establish a secure connection using SSL or by an enhanced Transport Layer Security (TLS) method to perform an SSL handshake with the SSL certificates.
The authenticity of the requestor‘s certificate is verified by the Certificate Authority (CA). The signer certificate of the requesting client is stored in the trust store of the TCPWave DDI controller. TCPWave does not store any trust store passwords in plain text. The key store and the trust store passwords to facilitate the SSL communication are also encrypted by the TCPWave DDI controller, using the most sophisticated encryption cipher algorithm.
The Integrations below provides additional information on the growing list of integrations that are supported by the TCPWave DDI controller. An enterprise can build intelligent workflows to automate time-consuming tasks such as adding a DNS record, creating a DHCP scope, changing a DNS alias, etc.
TCPWave lowers your total cost of ownership, increases your organization‘s agility, and helps you get to automate the DDI infrastructure significantly faster. TCPWave complies to all standards and regulations that help to protect data across all parties, giving customer peace of mind in their governance, risk and compliance.