Axway AMPLIFY API Management vs Kong Enterprise comparison

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We performed a comparison between Axway AMPLIFY API Management and Kong Enterprise based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two API Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Axway AMPLIFY API Management vs. Kong Enterprise Report (Updated: March 2023).
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"This platform can be highly scalable.""The best feature of Axway Amplify API Management is its exceptional level of security, which is highly reassuring, coupled with its remarkable capacity to handle substantial volumes of data in impressively efficient turnaround times.""The most valuable feature of the solution is security."

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"There are a few features that I like about Kong when it comes to authentication and authorization. Specifically, being able to use Kong for role-based access control (RBAC), and then further being able to integrate the RBAC mechanism with our enterprise directory, was very useful.""Kong Enterprise has excellent plugin support.""The most valuable features of Kong Enterprise are the out-of-the-box open source easy functionality.""I like everything about it. It provides the security we need.""The solution provides good performance.""The route limiting feature is very valuable."

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"The areas for enhancement should be improving certain filters within the solution. Although they are generally functional, there are occasional problems that could be more precisely adjusted. Additionally, the solution performs well within its workload limitations, but it may not be suitable for scaling up or managing a larger volume of transactions through the gateway. To address this, it may be necessary to adopt a unique architecture rather than relying on traditional pre-packaged options.""Sometimes we find bugs where certain calls are not returning all the data we need.""In terms of customer service, the company needs to be easier to contact, and the support team needs to understand the situation and the product itself better."

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"Kong Enterprise can improve the customization to be able to do the integration properly.""It becomes difficult if you try to scale it up to multiple clusters.""The developer portal needs to be improved.""Because it is open-source, it should be less expensive than others.""We would like to see an automatic data API when we have a table in the database.""Kong is meant for north-south communications, so it will be interesting to see what solutions they can come up with in the realms of east-west communications, service-to-service communications, and Zero Trust architecture. I believe that if they can provide for these areas, then they will be able to solve the overall integration and security concerns for microservices architecture in general."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solution is expensive. When you acquire a license you have full access to the solution, unlike other competitors such as Apigee X, where there are fragmented licenses. Some licenses only allow access to certain features while others allow access to more features. Upon procuring this solution's license, you will have full access to the solution, allowing you to experiment with all of its features."
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  • "The licensing fees are paid yearly."
  • "The price is really reasonable compared to that of alternative solutions."
  • "There are many factors that influence the price of Kong Enterprise, such as scale, licenses, and usage."
  • "I don't have any information on licensing costs currently."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are security enforcement and throttling.
    Top Answer:The pricing is fair. They're still investing in development and provide much-needed functionality and with the assurance that it will not leak your data or provide you with gaps in your risk. From a… more »
    Top Answer:The API Mocking tools need to be improved. To start with an API-first approach would benefit this product. We sometimes have issues with some of the functions because they do not work very well… more »
    Top Answer:The Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager was designed with its users in mind. Though it is a reasonably complex piece of software, it is easy to install and upgrade. While there are different things that one… more »
    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 »
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    Also Known As
    Vordel Application Gateway, Axway API Management Plus, Axway API Management, AMPLIFY API Management
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    Axway API Management Plus combines API lifecycle management, secure integration services, monitoring and analytics to help you innovate faster and heighten ecosystem engagement. It is part of the Axway AMPLIFY data integration and engagement platform, which also includes unified app development for mobile to provide a complete solution for rapid change and innovation.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Engie Group, Allianz
    Cargill, Zillow, Ferrari, WeWork,, Yahoo! Japan, Giphy, SkyScanner
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Insurance Company7%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Insurance Company25%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Venture Capital & Private Equity Firm13%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Insurance Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Small Business18%
    Large Enterprise82%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
    Axway AMPLIFY API Management vs. Kong Enterprise
    March 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Axway AMPLIFY API Management vs. Kong Enterprise and other solutions. Updated: March 2023.
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    Axway AMPLIFY API Management is ranked 12th in API Management with 3 reviews while Kong Enterprise is ranked 9th in API Management with 6 reviews. Axway AMPLIFY API Management is rated 8.0, while Kong Enterprise is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Axway AMPLIFY API Management writes "We get stability, scalability, and security". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kong Enterprise writes "Provides role-based access control and can be easily customized with Lua script". Axway AMPLIFY API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management and Layer7 API Management, whereas Kong Enterprise is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, WSO2 API Manager and Tyk. See our Axway AMPLIFY API Management vs. Kong Enterprise report.

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