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Secure and manage microservice APIs with Kong's high-performance, scalable API gateway. Extensible with plugins, Kubernetes-native, and supports multiple protocols.

Kong is a cloud-native API gateway that empowers organizations to secure, manage, and orchestrate microservice APIs. It's built on top of a lightweight proxy to deliver unparalleled latency performance and scalability for all your microservice applications regardless of where they run. Kong's extensibility and flexibility through plugins make it ideal for modern architectures like microservices and serverless.

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The fastest, flexible, and trusted open-source API gateway. Scale and secure your microservices seamlessly with Kong Gateway.

Key Features

  • High Performance: An ultra-lightweight and scalable engine capable of handling thousands of transactions per second.
  • Extensibility: Customize and extend Kong with powerful plugins for authentication, security, traffic control, and more.
  • Automation: Automate your API lifecycle with declarative configurations and GitOps workflows.
  • Kubernetes Native: Seamlessly integrate with Kubernetes environments using Kong's Ingress Controller.
  • Multi-Protocol Support: Facilitate different types of API traffic including REST, gRPC, GraphQL, WebSockets, and more.
  • Observability: Gain insights into your APIs' performance with analytics and monitoring tools like Prometheus and Zipkin.
  • Security: Protect your services with strong authentication mechanisms like JWTs, OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, and mutual TLS.
  • Transformations: Modify requests and responses on-the-fly with powerful transformation capabilities.
  • Logging: Comprehensive logging features that support various logging backends such as Syslog, HTTP endpoints, or Kafka.

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Suggested Developer Use Cases

  • Centralized API Management: Use Kong as a central point to manage all your APIs across multiple clouds and on-premises environments.
  • Microservice Transition: Leverage Kong for effectively managing traffic between monolithic legacy systems and modern microservices.
  • Simplified Compliance: Utilize Kong's extensive security plugins to easily meet compliance requirements like GDPR or HIPAA without heavy lifting on code changes.
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