Kong Enterprise Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
API Application Security Specialist
Oct 09 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution gives you a unified way to have your API accessed. It's a managed product and is fully scalable. This solution ties in very well with all of the AWS services, such as IAM and asset management. It gives you security from an… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution gives you end-to-end protection in what you're able to do. This includes a certificate base, TLS from endpoints, and you can protect the whole link. It will generate certificate keys for you.

What needs improvement?

One of the problems with using this solution is that you have to know a lot about the Amazon ecosystem, in terms of services, to be able to use it. For example, if you use it without the Web Application Firewall then you're going to get… more»

What other advice do I have?

I have heard complaints that people say this product does not have good security, but that is not true. There is an expectation that you can use it with other Amazon services to provide security, as well as other functionality. This is a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

This solution does more for you than a product like Kong.
marksimpson
Real User
Development Director at Griffiths Waite
May 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The linkage to Apiary and the validation between the API documentation and the resource endpoints has ensured our documentation and implementation stay aligned. There is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The API Platform has provided a consistent place to administer OAuth 2.0, Access Key, and other policies across groupings of APIs. It has also allowed standardization in… more»

What needs improvement?

The APIs to retrieve the list of APIs should be improved. The need to allow token-based authorization with grant types other than the current password types, allowing us… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is for each logical gateway (a logical gateway can have multiple physical nodes). The cost is very competitive for the average load that we expect. However… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used a Service Bus previously. The API Platform has better native support for REST and the Gateway is more lightweight.

What other advice do I have?

There is a clear roadmap for support of standards in documentation and policies. I am keen on the fact that modern consumption protocols, like GraphQL, are also… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Kong and IBM API Connect.
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