"It is quite stable. We've not had any problem. It has made for a good buy because we are finding that other companies that have similar set ups go down maybe once a month."
"Security is well organized and managed within the solution."
"The centralized management: this provides a management module that can deploy and apply security policies to all APIs, including all the gateways that are deployed on-premises and on any cloud because the gateway component can run at a VMware or in a Kubernetes cluster."
"The gateway is the most valuable aspect of this solution."
"One of the most valuable features is that we can seamlessly and harmoniously expose our capabilities, from a security point of view."
"API Connect is a very good platform for the development of APIs."
"The interface is very nice. It makes the solution easy to use and navigate."
"Our version supports containerized integration. I can write APIs, which can be moved into a testing environment without needing a forklift. It can check if APIs are compliant before moving them into production."
"In our buying companies' perspective, it was easier to use compared to other platforms. The markets were pretty familiar with the solutions."
"Kong Enterprise has excellent plugin support."
"Good at intercepting traffic and modeling APIs around that."
"The documentation needs to be a bit better."
"The developmental process is not quite user-friendly."
"In terms of what needs improvement, some of the product documentation could be better."
"It should be cheaper."
"It would be helpful to have access monitoring."
"The initial setup and installation could be easier."
"The design time setup has a lot of customizable fields, but we need certain standard fields to be added, such as what all of the consuming systems are. This needs to be very clearly articulated during the design time."
"I would like to see support for non-Java based services. We struggle a bit to be able to deploy and connect our .NET services because of things like data types. We had to map a couple of things. For one solution provider, we had to move them to .NET Core before we could use it properly. I would like to see more agnostic tool service platforms rather than moving it more towards Java or open source."
"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."
"Because it is open-source, it should be less expensive than others."
"They could focus more on pricing."
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.
IBM API Connect is ranked 5th in API Management with 25 reviews while Kong Enterprise is ranked 10th in API Management with 3 reviews. IBM API Connect is rated 8.0, while Kong Enterprise is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IBM API Connect writes "Stable and easy to set up but might be too costly for small businesses ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kong Enterprise writes "Developers and Architects favourite, great for initial adaptors, companies scaling up". IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, IBM DataPower Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and Layer7 API Management, whereas Kong Enterprise is most compared with Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management, WSO2 API Manager, Apigee and Tyk. See our IBM API Connect vs. Kong Enterprise report.
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