If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Kong Enterprise, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
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.
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 rate Kong an eight out of ten.
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 connection and good bandwidth. That's the thing I feel is the biggest problem for my case. It's user-friendly, at least for now. It is hard to predict if they will add complexity if they upgrade features.
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