Compare Kong Enterprise vs. Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager

Kong Enterprise is ranked 8th in API Management with 2 reviews while Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is ranked 5th in API Management with 6 reviews. Kong Enterprise is rated 8.0, while Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is rated 8.4. 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 Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager writes "Good API management and an excellent enterprise platform". Kong Enterprise is most compared with WSO2 API Manager, Apigee and Microsoft Azure API Management, whereas Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is most compared with Apigee, Microsoft Azure API Management and Amazon API Gateway.
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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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The documentation is great; it is always up to date and well-presented.One of the more valuable features is the stability of the platform.The most valuable features are API development and API management.Whenever there was an issue, the support was excellent.The most valuable feature is the ability to investigate APIs.The ESB, the enterprise service bus is what we primarily use. In addition to that, the API management. These are the two tools which we have been using extensively. The enterprise platform.

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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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The initial setup is very complex.Not many stand-out features.The most important thing that should be improved is that it is too heavy.The pricing is quite expensive. It should be adjusted to make it more affordable for users.Better documentation to help explain each of the features would be really helpful.Rather than focusing on numbers, they should focus more on the customer support service.

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The licensing fees are approximately $80,000 USD per year and there are costs for additional functionality, as well as premiums for connectors to systems such as Oracle and SAP.I'm unsure about licensing costs because I'm not the person who handles this. But, ballpark, it's probably somewhere around $300,000-$400,000 or something like that.

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Anypoint API Manager

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.

API Manager is a component of Anypoint Platform for designing, building, managing, and publishing APIs. Anypoint Platform uses Mule as its core runtime engine. You can use API Manager on a public cloud, such as CloudHub, a private cloud, or a hybrid. A hybrid deployment is an API deployed on a private server but having metadata processed in the public cloud.

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Sample Customers
Cargill, Zillow, Ferrari, WeWork,, Yahoo! Japan, Giphy, SkyScannerCoca-Cola, Splunk, Citrix, UCSF, Vertu, State of Colorado, National Post, TiVo, Deakin, LLS, Oldcastle Precast, ParcelPoint, Justice Systems, Ube, Sumitomo Corporation, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Groupe Initiatives, Camelot, Panviva
Top Industries
Software R&D Company34%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company6%
Insurance Company5%
Software R&D Company43%
Financial Services Firm14%
Computer Retailer14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Software R&D Company37%
Media Company10%
Comms Service Provider9%
Financial Services Firm8%
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