Kong Enterprise Overview

Kong Enterprise is the #11 ranked solution in our list of top API Management tools. It is most often compared to WSO2 API Manager: Kong Enterprise vs WSO2 API Manager

What is Kong Enterprise?

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.

Kong Enterprise Buyer's Guide

Download the Kong Enterprise Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: June 2021

Kong Enterprise Customers
Cargill, Zillow, Ferrari, WeWork, Healthcare.gov, Yahoo! Japan, Giphy, SkyScanner
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Digital Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
A combination firewall and anti-virus solution that is dependable and easy to deploy

What is our primary use case?

We mostly use this as an intrusion prevention system.

Pros and Cons

  • "This is a solid intrusion prevention system that combines a firewall and antivirus in a single solution."
  • "The OS upgrades are not as frequent as they should be and they are bulky."

What other advice do I have?

I rate the product as an eight out of ten. It is an eight because their updates are not regular and easier to work with. The clients that we have already deployed are happy with it. So for now, if any new project needs a firewall solution, we are confident that we get positive feedback from the people using this product. For our future plans, I would hope we can deploy it more, but I cannot be sure about that because of the economic situation and how many new clients we will have. The only advice I have for people considering this as a solution is to make sure that they have a proper internet…
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Vice President – Technology and Architecture at a venture capital & private equity firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Developers and Architects favourite, great for initial adaptors, companies scaling up

What is our primary use case?

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 is great at organising our API ecosystem and providing the required manageability, scalability observability and security. I'm the vice president of technology and architecture and we are customers of Kong Enterprise.

Pros and Cons

  • "Good at intercepting traffic and modeling APIs around that."
  • "They could focus more on pricing."

What other advice do I have?

I would highly recommend Kong, especially for people who are experiencing a cost bloat using other platforms. Great choice for startup, scale ups and enterprises. I would rate this solution an 8 out of 10.
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Head of Digital Delivery at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Easier and more unique to use compared to other platforms

What is our primary use case?

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 ready because we have 10 different markets at the moment. It's an API integration layer so that we can expedite our microservices to the market.

Pros and Cons

  • "In our buying companies' perspective, it was easier to use compared to other platforms. The markets were pretty familiar with the solutions."
  • "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."

What other advice do I have?

The dependency on the legacy has to be very minimal so that you can leverage your new platform or integration layer and it will be easier to build up to scale. I think those parts are the important ones you have to think through. There are so many new technologies, and I think at the moment low-code is very popular to use. If we get into the no-code or low-code aspect, sometimes coding can be easier. If they can provide relevant no-code or low-code service to the customers, not making the process very complex, I think that will be the main winner for the platform service providers. I would…