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"The most valuable features are the gateway and security features."

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"Kong Enterprise has excellent plugin support.""Good at intercepting traffic and modeling APIs around that.""In our buying companies' perspective, it was easier to use compared to other platforms. The markets were pretty familiar with the solutions."

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"It would be helpful to improve the customization features so that the customer can do it based on their own needs."

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"They could focus more on pricing.""There should be an easier way to integrate with other solutions, even though it's the same API solution layer. Comparability will be a good improvement.""Because it is open-source, it should be less expensive than others."

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"The licensing fees are paid yearly."

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Top Answer: The Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager was designed with its users in mind. Though it is a reasonably complex piece of software, it is easy to install and upgrade. While there are different things that one… more »
Top Answer: Kong Enterprise has excellent plugin support.
Top Answer: Because it is open-source, it should be less expensive than others. The licensing fees are paid yearly.
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3scale is an API management platform that delivers flexible, highly scalable solutions to package, distribute, control, and monetize your APIs, giving you the power to make the most of your API program.

  • Share company data, content, or services through Web or mobile applications.
  • Provide an API to external organizations, internal teams, or both.
  • Avoid the hassle and constant maintenance of building a solution from scratch.

3scale delivers centralized API management features through a distributed, cloud-hosted layer. The platform includes built-in features to help you build a more successful API program, including access control, rate limits, payment gateway integration, and developer experience tools.

Kong delivers a next generation API platform built for modern architectures. With a lightnight-fast, lightweight, and flexible core, Kong delivers sub-millisecond latency across all your services. Kong's is deployment-, vendor-, and pattern-agnostic, allowing you to run your services how you want, where you want, and with who you want - from baremetal to cloud, monolith to microservices, service mesh, and beyond.

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Sample Customers
Victor Ops, Coca Cola, The Telegraph, Skava, Orange, Typeform
Cargill, Zillow, Ferrari, WeWork, Healthcare.gov, Yahoo! Japan, Giphy, SkyScanner
Top Industries
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm8%
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company4%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google, Microsoft, MuleSoft and others in API Management. Updated: November 2021.
552,136 professionals have used our research since 2012.

3scale API Management is ranked 15th in API Management with 1 review while Kong Enterprise is ranked 10th in API Management with 3 reviews. 3scale API Management is rated 7.0, while Kong Enterprise is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of 3scale API Management writes "Good gateway and security features, but the developer portal needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kong Enterprise writes "Developers and Architects favourite, great for initial adaptors, companies scaling up". 3scale API Management is most compared with Apigee, IBM API Connect, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, WSO2 API Manager and Microsoft Azure API Management, whereas Kong Enterprise is most compared with Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management, WSO2 API Manager, Apigee and Axway AMPLIFY API Management.

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