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"It's good that they aren't adding a lot of features like ESP, etc. It's okay with just being a gateway.""The most valuable features are the gateway and security features."

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"This is a solid intrusion prevention system that combines a firewall and antivirus in a single solution.""In our buying companies' perspective, it was easier to use compared to other platforms. The markets were pretty familiar with the solutions.""Good at intercepting traffic and modeling APIs around that."

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"I believe the CMS part of it has room for improvement though. That is where you write a couple of things if you want to publish your API. It's based on liquid scripting, which doesn't seem like the obvious ones to script with.""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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"The OS upgrades are not as frequent as they should be and they are bulky.""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.""They could focus more on pricing."

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Top Answer: In our buying companies' perspective, it was easier to use compared to other platforms. The markets were pretty familiar with the solutions.
Top Answer: It can be our personal, our company's issue, but when we were doing separate projects, we were facing a lot of solutions. For some of our major projects, the API was not using Kong as a group… more »
Top Answer: We define our enterprise architect and Kong has been selected as an API integration layer solution. We deploy in some of the markets if they're ready to go, and some of the markets are not really… more »
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Overview

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, TypeformCargill, Zillow, Ferrari, WeWork, Healthcare.gov, Yahoo! Japan, Giphy, SkyScanner
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company7%
Insurance Company7%
Find out what your peers are saying about 3scale API Management vs. Kong Enterprise and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,718 professionals have used our research since 2012.
3scale API Management is ranked 11th in API Management with 3 reviews while Kong Enterprise is ranked 9th in API Management with 3 reviews. 3scale API Management is rated 7.6, while Kong Enterprise is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of 3scale API Management writes "Easy to deploy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kong Enterprise writes "A combination firewall and anti-virus solution that is dependable and easy to deploy". 3scale API Management is most compared with Apigee, IBM API Connect, WSO2 API Manager, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and Microsoft Azure API Management, whereas Kong Enterprise is most compared with WSO2 API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management, Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and Axway AMPLIFY API Management. See our 3scale API Management vs. Kong Enterprise report.

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