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Find out what your peers are saying about Kong Enterprise vs. Microsoft Azure API Management and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Pros
"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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"The ease of setting up a new solution is the most valuable feature. It's very easy to set up a new solution and to deploy it to production.""The package as a whole is useful for our customers.""Ease of integration into the entire Microsoft environment.""The most valuable feature is the developer portal, which has source code examples in various programming languages to help developers learn the API.""The solution is quite stable. We have no issues with it. there have been no crashes and we haven't experienced bugs or glitches. It's been quite reliable.""Allows the possibility of VPN technology to connect your gateway directly with on-prem services""The most valuable features are the ease of use and it is a platform that has self-enablement for the customers to be able to register themselves.""The integration with Azure Active Directory is a good security feature for authentication and authorization. There is multifactor authentication. You can also use all of the Azure AD features integrated with API Management."

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Cons
"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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"The developer console for external users could be improved, especially in the testing site.""I would like to see better scalability and better performance.""Multi-tenant functionalities is missing from the system, especially when it comes to the developer code of features.""This solution is only available as a cloud-based deployment and it would be very helpful to have an on-premises version.""The portal where we publish the APIs could be improved. Maybe this is because we didn't configure it. It is quite easy to bypass API management because we have a lot of information shared on the portal, where we publish our APIs. I worry there is potential for a security breach in the API publishing. There needs to be more security available on terms of the way we publish them.""Could use clearer configuration when it comes to API policies.""The user interface needs improvement.""There is always room for improvement. There should be more analytics abilities so you can know how much traffic there is. Log Analyzer isn't well integrated with this solution."

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"It's being paid monthly."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: It's easy to use compared to other products. It's easy to set up.
Top Answer: The pricing of the product is reasonable. It was one of the selling points for us when we were looking for a solution for our company.
Top Answer: Other products offer more customization options.
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11th
out of 39 in API Management
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8.3
2nd
out of 39 in API Management
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20,323
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16,362
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15
Average Words per Review
503
Rating
7.7
Popular Comparisons
Compared 24% of the time.
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Overview

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.

Microsoft Azure API Management ensures an organization's API program reaches its fullest potential. With API management, organizations can publish web services as APIs reliably, securely and at scale. Use API Management to drive API consumption among internal teams, partners, and developers while benefiting from business and operational insights available in the admin portal.
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Sample Customers
Cargill, Zillow, Ferrari, WeWork, Healthcare.gov, Yahoo! Japan, Giphy, SkyScanneradnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH, Opensistemas
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company6%
REVIEWERS
University14%
Comms Service Provider14%
Translation And Localization Position14%
Wellness & Fitness Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm6%
Insurance Company6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise73%
Find out what your peers are saying about Kong Enterprise vs. Microsoft Azure API Management and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Kong Enterprise is ranked 11th in API Management with 3 reviews while Microsoft Azure API Management is ranked 2nd in API Management with 15 reviews. Kong Enterprise is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Azure API Management is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Kong Enterprise writes "A combination firewall and anti-virus solution that is dependable and easy to deploy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure API Management writes "Easy to use API management with a platform that allows customers to register themselves". Kong Enterprise is most compared with WSO2 API Manager, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Apigee, Tyk and Layer7 API Management, whereas Microsoft Azure API Management is most compared with Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, IBM API Connect and WSO2 API Manager. See our Kong Enterprise vs. Microsoft Azure API Management report.

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