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Pros
"The API Connect gateway service and the SQL injection feature is good.""It's high-speed and it can be remotely administered via an API.""The solution is very easy to work with."

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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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Cons
"Scripting needs improvement. It's hard for our customers.""The components that they include in the product that are, in fact, a WTX, really need to be removed from the product because they tend to fail.""The solution requires a lot of training manuals in order to get to know it better and to be able to use it effectively."

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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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The API Connect gateway service and the SQL injection feature is good.
Top Answer: If you want additional features, you will need to pay more.
Top Answer: Scripting needs improvement. It's hard for our customers.
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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WebSphere DataPower, IBM DataPower, IBM WebSphere DataPower
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Overview

IBM DataPower Gateway is a single multi-channel gateway that helps provide security, control, integration and optimized access to a full range of mobile, web, application programming interface (API), service-oriented architecture (SOA), B2B and cloud workloads. It enables you to rapidly expand the scope of valuable IT assets to new channels - giving customers, employees and partners access to critical resources. It is available in the following form factors: physical, virtual, cloud, Linux and Docker.

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
RBL Bank, AvailityCargill, Zillow, Ferrari, WeWork, Healthcare.gov, Yahoo! Japan, Giphy, SkyScanner
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company45%
Insurance Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company7%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company9%
Insurance Company7%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Kong Enterprise and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,560 professionals have used our research since 2012.
IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 10th in API Management with 3 reviews while Kong Enterprise is ranked 8th in API Management with 2 reviews. IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 7.4, while Kong Enterprise is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM DataPower Gateway writes "Deals with multiple protocols, but "WTX" components are problematic". 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". IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, Mule ESB, Apigee, NGINX Plus and IBM API Connect, whereas Kong Enterprise is most compared with WSO2 API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management, Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and SwaggerHub. See our IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Kong Enterprise report.

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