Compare Apigee vs. Kong Enterprise

Apigee is ranked 1st in API Management with 7 reviews while Kong Enterprise is ranked 8th in API Management with 2 reviews. Apigee is rated 8.2, while Kong Enterprise is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Apigee writes "Enables us to configure the API with restricted access for different clients but their support is lacking". 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". Apigee is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, IBM API Connect, Layer7 API Management and WSO2 API Manager, whereas Kong Enterprise is most compared with WSO2 API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Tyk and 3scale API Management. See our Apigee vs. Kong Enterprise report.
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Tracing in Apigee is a very good feature.It's a good return on my investment.The ease of creating policies has been the most useful of the solution's features. It's a quick ramp-up time. It's easy for our support staff to implement the policies in the API management layer.I have found the most valuable features to be tracing a proxy, and managing proxy versions and revisions via the Edge UI component.I have not encountered instability with the product.We use it to build API proxies for securing targeted back-ends with an emphasis on Continuous Integration/Continuous Development (CI/CD).

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

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As it is now, the rotation of certificates is a manual task and is something that can be improved.The number one area this solution could be improved is by implementing support. Support is not a part of this solution.The company needs to better support webhooks. It used to support webhooks and their policies and they have since stopped. They had some issues in the product and they abandoned the support for them. It's not come back since.Drag and drop of features would be more beneficial, rather than manually working on the configuration and updates.Apigee on premise is quite complex and it is always moving faster.I would like them to add features, such as caching and mediation policies.

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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.The OS upgrades are not as frequent as they should be and they are bulky.

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Apigee Edge, the self-service API management platform, enables companies to secure, scale, manage, and analyze their digital business, and grow API programs to meet the increase in demand. Edge enables enterprises to design and build the APIs that securely share their services and data.

Key capabilities of the Apigee Edge API management platform include:

  • Security: protect APIs, messages, and backends with configurable policies such as OAuth, API key verification, XML/JSON threat protection, access control.
  • API gateway: secure and mediate the traffic between clients and backends, and between a company‚Äôs APIs and the developers, customers, partners, and employees who use the APIs.
  • Developer portal: attract and engage application developers, enabling them to discover, explore, purchase (or profit from), and test APIs and register to access and use the APIs.
  • API lifecycle management: manage the process of designing, developing, publishing, deploying, and versioning APIs.

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
Adobe,, Amadeus, AT&T, Bechtel, Belly, Burberry, Chegg, Citrix, Dell, eBay, Equifax, GameStop, First Data, Globe, HCSC, Intralinks, Kao, Meredith, Mitchell, Orange, PearsonCargill, Zillow, Ferrari, WeWork,, Yahoo! Japan, Giphy, SkyScanner
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider14%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Hospitality Company14%
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company9%
Financial Services Firm7%
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company8%
Insurance Company8%
Company Size
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise67%
Small Business1%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise70%
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