it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering Kong Enterprise?

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?

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Vice President – Technology and Architecture at a venture capital & private equity firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Nov 24, 2020

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
Mar 25, 2020

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.

Digital Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Jul 28, 2019

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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How does Kong Enterprise compare with Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager? Is one of them better?
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Oct 26, 2021
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 would want to keep in mind when setting it up, the overall process is straightforward. If you know what exactly you want out of the system, then the actual setup can be done with a reasonable amount of speed. Users are not faced with great challenges when it comes to upgrading the program. The potential upgrades can take two forms. The actual software that runs the Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager does not require that many upgrades to keep it running with the most up-to-date code. This saves time and resources for those who use it. Additionally, if you want to increase the scale of your operations, you can do so with ease. The only real limit to your scaling ability is how much you are willing to pay. It is the type of program that is designed for the use of entities like banks, which may have to scale up operations a great deal. The technical support team for the Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager operates with great efficiency and skill. When they are notified of issues, they do a triage and address them by order of severity and urgency. This speaks to their high level of professionalism. They are extremely responsive when issues arise and work quickly to arrive at a resolution. Kong Enterprise has a number of attributes that make it a very effective program. Kong is a simple program to navigate. It is a next generation API platform that defies expectations. Although newer does not always equal easier to use, in this case, Kong pleasantly surprises. It is both simple to use and simple to scale up. However, Kong does not easily integrate with other solutions. This can be troublesome for organizations that run multiple solutions at once. Conclusion The Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is an expensive solution which can be valuable if you can afford it. Kong Enterprise is a more cutting-edge solution. It has a lower cost, but at the same time has drawbacks which have to be carefully considered.
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