Anonymous UserVice President – Technology and Architecture at a venture capital & private equity firm
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to investigate APIs."
"Whenever there was an issue, the support was excellent."
"The most valuable features are API development and API management."
"One of the more valuable features is the stability of the platform."
"The documentation is great; it is always up to date and well-presented."
"The most important features are the API management and API development."
"The developer portal is easy to integrate. It is easy to use, easy to integrate, and I like the developer portal."
"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."
"Rather than focusing on numbers, they should focus more on the customer support service."
"Better documentation to help explain each of the features would be really helpful."
"The pricing is quite expensive. It should be adjusted to make it more affordable for users."
"The most important thing that should be improved is that it is too heavy."
"Not many stand-out features."
"The initial setup is very complex."
"The API gateway and API runtime are too heavy, which means that it is not suitable for microservices."
"I would like to see more automation. Operations are done manually. It should also automate in the operation."
"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."
"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."
"The pricing is very expensive, although you get a lot of power from the product."
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.
Kong Enterprise is ranked 11th in API Management with 3 reviews while Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is ranked 3rd in API Management with 10 reviews. Kong Enterprise is rated 8.4, while Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is rated 8.2. 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 Microsoft Azure API Management, WSO2 API Manager, Apigee, Layer7 API Management and Tyk, whereas Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Amazon API Gateway, Apigee, IBM API Connect and Layer7 API Management. See our Kong Enterprise vs. Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager report.
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