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"The initial setup is pretty easy. Deployment only takes five minutes.""The technical support is very strong. We've had issues with the solution and configuration and we got very good support.""This solution is useful for making new APIs.""This solution gives you a unified way to have your API accessed.""In terms of most valuable features, it would say that it is really easy to start working with it."

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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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"Like most Amazon services, and this one's the same, you're expected to effectively do your own support, and any other support is by emails, so it's quite limited.""It's hard to configure. There's a lot of options but it's very hard, it's very confusing.""There should be more videos and documentation about the new features that are released every month.""The only real problem is that you have to know a lot about what is outside of the API gateway in order to make the best use of it.""It would be useful to have a more complete development environment for the developer, with different integrative capabilities to manage all the life cycles for the API. I think the full version formula for that is really useful. They should improve the development environment for easier integration."

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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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"This is a pay-per-use service, where you only pay for what you use."

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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.
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Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can create an API that acts as a "front door" for applications to access data, business logic, or functionality from your back-end services, such as workloads running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), code running on AWS Lambda, or any Web application.

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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Autodesk, Fox Digital Consumer Group, iFlix, UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), Miovision, Olympusat, PhotoVogue, Royale International Group, VeracodeCargill, Zillow, Ferrari, WeWork, Healthcare.gov, Yahoo! Japan, Giphy, SkyScanner
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Computer Software Company35%
Media Company14%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company5%
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Comms Service Provider19%
Insurance Company7%
Media Company7%
Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon API Gateway vs. Kong Enterprise and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,846 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Amazon API Gateway is ranked 7th in API Management with 5 reviews while Kong Enterprise is ranked 9th in API Management with 3 reviews. Amazon API Gateway is rated 7.4, while Kong Enterprise is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon API Gateway writes "A scalable solution with End-to-end protection for your service, and ties in well with the AWS ecosystem". 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". Amazon API Gateway is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Apigee, IBM API Connect and Layer7 API Management, whereas Kong Enterprise is most compared with WSO2 API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management, Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and webMethods.io Integration. See our Amazon API Gateway vs. Kong Enterprise report.

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