Selecting the Right API Gateway to Protect Your APIs and Microservices


Published: 28 June 2018 ID: G00349440

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Summary

API gateways and microgateways play a key role in API and microservices architecture. They mediate access, monitor traffic and provide security features to reduce risk. This research gives technical professionals an evaluation of IAM, security and DevSecOps-enabling features from select vendors.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Role of API Gateways in a Broader Enterprise Protection Architecture
  • Comparison
    • Comparison Methodology
  • Solution Assessments
    • Amazon API Gateway
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • Apigee Edge and Apigee Edge Microgateway
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • Axway API Gateway
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • CA Technologies API Gateway and Microgateway
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • IBM DataPower Gateway and API Connect Microgateway
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • Kong Enterprise Edition
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • Microsoft Azure API Management
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • MuleSoft Mule
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • NGINX Plus
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • Red Hat 3scale APIcast API Gateway
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • Software AG webMethods API Gateway
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • TIBCO API Exchange Gateway, TIBCO Mashery Enterprise and TIBCO Project Mashling
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • WSO2 API Manager, WSO2 API Cloud and WSO2 API Microgateway
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
  • The Details
    • IAM Score Details
      • Identity Federation Standards
      • OAuth Extensions
      • OIDC Extensions
      • OAuth/OIDC Flows
      • Identity Token Transformation
      • Directly Connected User Data Stores
      • Adaptive, Context-Based Authentication
    • Security Score Details
      • Traffic Management
      • Content Inspection and Threat Protection
      • Data Security
      • Evolving API Security Offerings
    • DevSecOps Enablement Score Details
      • Deployment Options
      • Operations Orchestration
    • Licensing Options
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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