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Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What needs improvement with Kong Enterprise?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Kong Enterprise.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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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

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 like managed and Hosted PaaS, different consumption tiers to make the transition practical and easier.

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Head of Digital Delivery at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Mar 25, 2020

It can be our personal, our company's issue, but when we were doing separate projects, we were facing a lot of solutions. For some of our major projects, the API was not using Kong as a group platform. Sometimes they use Microsoft Azure or AWS. That's not a problem, but I think it's wasting some of our budget. We set Kong as an enterprise standard. 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.

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

Mainly, I would say they need to improve the updates. The updates of the OS for Fortinet seem to require a lot of bandwidth. It would be good if they required fewer resources. Also, they might improve the frequency of the releases. I say this because here in East Africa the Internet is not as reliable or as fast as in the UK — or other places outside Africa. The OS for the Fortinet is great — super, even — but the releases are bulky and cause some problems. Even though I like the way that both the intrusion prevention and antivirus are incorporated in this one solution, I think they should improve how you switch between one feature and the other. It's not very user-friendly for someone who's not experienced with the product. It is also quite different from other firewalls, like Check Point.

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How does Kong Enterprise compare with Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager? Is one of them better?
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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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