CA Technologies, Inc., formerly CA, Inc. and Computer Associates International, Inc., is one of the largest independent software corporations in the world. 'CA' for short, is an American, multinational, publicly held company headquartered in Islandia, 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 Forbes Global 2,000 companies.