CA for short, is an American, multinational, publicly held company headquartered in New York, New York. The company creates systems software (and previously applications software) that runs in mainframe, distributed computing, virtual machine and cloud computing environments.
Although the company once sold anti-virus and Internet security commercial software programs for personal computers during its venture into the business-to-consumer ("B2C") market, it remains primarily known for its business-to-business ("B2B") mainframe and distributed (client/server, etc.) information technology ("IT") infrastructure applications since the spin off of their security products into Total Defense. CA Technologies claims that its computer software products are used by "a majority of the Fortune Global 500 companies, government organizations, educational institutions, and thousands of other companies in diverse industries worldwide."