"Good at intercepting traffic and modeling APIs around that."
"I like everything about it. It provides the security we need."
"Kong Enterprise has excellent plugin support."
"Yes WSO2 API Manager is scalable"
"API management lifecycle is the most valuable."
"WSO2 API Manager's most valuable features are the simple interface that is easy to use and the APIs lifecycle."
"Most of the time, we need to install a plug-in without having any lapse in services or restarting the application. The WSO2 platform can do all deployments without any downtime."
"The main feature — the publication of the API, the management section — is great in general."
"WSO2 API Manager is a stable solution."
"As far as I am aware this solution is the first API Publisher that allows you to create and publish API and to manage the API lifecycle."
"WSO2 is very stable."
"They could focus more on pricing."
"We would like to see an automatic data API when we have a table in the database."
"Because it is open-source, it should be less expensive than others."
"I can say that user management is not really flexible. So, if I want to create 1,000 store users, I can't do it as a publisher. You have to register as a store user using the store URL."
"The initial setup can be difficult."
"The stability is pretty good, but it could be improved."
"WSO2 API Manager could increase their security compliance."
"Integration is an area that needs to be improved."
"We had some problems with the reverse proxy not being able to invoke fully qualified domain names, so we have to build some custom scripts to solve this issue."
"The solution could be more user friendly for engineers."
"I would improve the product documentation. There are some gaps, and it can be difficult to find the proper documentation for the product if you need to solve something."
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.
WSO2 API Manager is an open source approach that addresses full API lifecycle management, monetization, and policy enforcement. It allows extensibility and customization, and ensures freedom from lock-in.
WSO2 API Manager is a unique open approach to full lifecycle API development, integration and management. As part of the larger WSO2 Integration Agile Platform, it is a central component used to deploy and manage API-driven ecosystems. It’s hybrid integration capabilities further simplify projects that span traditional as well as microservice environments. And unlike other API and lifecycle management products, it is fully open-source allowing for extensibility and customization.
Kong Enterprise is ranked 10th in API Management with 3 reviews while WSO2 API Manager is ranked 8th in API Management with 18 reviews. Kong Enterprise is rated 8.6, while WSO2 API Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Kong Enterprise writes "Developers and Architects favourite, great for initial adaptors, companies scaling up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WSO2 API Manager writes "Easy to adopt and lets us extend functionality at any time". Kong Enterprise is most compared with Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management, Amazon API Gateway, Apigee and Layer7 API Management, whereas WSO2 API Manager is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and 3scale API Management. See our Kong Enterprise vs. WSO2 API Manager report.
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