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"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 scalability is endless.""It is quite a useful tool. It is quite good with the validation of the spec. It works quite well in terms of errors and conformity to the OpenAPI standard. It is better than Visual Studio Code in terms of editing."

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"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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"More integration and usability with the cloud microservices would be nice""The review process should be improved. There seem to be some gaps, at least for us, for the editing part because we would like to have a full request review mechanism. They support some comments, but it is really hard to manage those comments. We would like to use the full request. Therefore, we are now looking to integrate with repositories. It has integration with Bitbucket and GitHub, but we have some internal constraints, and we need to move some of the repositories to GitHub. Our source code is on-premise in Bitbucket, and it was a bit of a problem for us to integrate. Now we are transitioning our repositories to GitHub, and hopefully, we can enable the integration. This will probably solve the problem with the review and approval. Its customization should also be improved. There are limitations around the support for the developer portal. There should be more customization options for the website that you can use as a developer portal. Currently, it has only Swagger UI with minimal customization. You cannot actually add additional pages and documentation for explaining concepts and general things. That's why we have started to look around to see what other tools are doing. They should also allow tagging on the API. We would like to add some tagging on the API to reflect certain things. Currently, any metadata that you would like to have has to be a part of the spec. You cannot do anything else. It should also have support for Open API 3.1, which was released at the beginning of the year. It would be great to be able to switch to that."

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"It has a yearly subscription, but I am not sure."

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Top Answer: Good at intercepting traffic and modeling APIs around that.
Top Answer: Kong has a huge community and lot of open source implementations and satisfied users. The motivation to move to Enterprise edition is still license and cost based. Kong can look at different options… more »
Top Answer: Our primary use case of this solution was a secure API Gateway hosted on public cloud infrastructure. The manageability, deployment architecture options and scalability were key considerations. Kong… more »
Top Answer: The scalability is endless.
Top Answer: More integration and usability with the cloud microservices would be nice. Azure and GCP — there are multiple platforms we could talk about.
Top Answer: We use SwaggerHub to publish our APIs. We also integrate SmartBear ReadyAPI with Swagger. We use it to manage our APIs. When we develop an API, we then integrate it with SwaggerHub. Centene is a large… more »
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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.

SwaggerHub is an integrated API Development platform, built for teams, that brings the core capabilities of the Swagger framework to design, build, document and deploy APIs. SwaggerHub enables development teams to collaborate and coordinate the entire lifecycle of an API with the flexibility to integrate with the toolset of your choice.

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Sample Customers
Cargill, Zillow, Ferrari, WeWork,, Yahoo! Japan, Giphy, SkyScanner
Sonic, Zuora, Woolworths, CrowdFlower
Top Industries
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm9%
Media Company6%
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Kong Enterprise is ranked 11th in API Management with 3 reviews while SwaggerHub is ranked 20th in API Management with 2 reviews. Kong Enterprise is rated 8.4, while SwaggerHub is rated 8.0. 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 SwaggerHub writes "Good validations, good support and documentation, easy to deploy, and stable". Kong Enterprise is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, WSO2 API Manager, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Apigee and RapidAPI, whereas SwaggerHub is most compared with Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Apiary, Microsoft Azure API Management and WSO2 API Manager.

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