November 17, 2022
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Kong Named Leader in Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Full Life Cycle API Management for Third Year


Kong positioned furthest to the right for Completeness of Vision

For the third consecutive year, we're happy to announce that Kong has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management and is positioned furthest to the right for Completeness of Vision.

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Kong empowers more than 560 innovative enterprises to better build, design, run, and govern APIs and services with the fastest end-to-end API life cycle management platform and the world's most adopted API gateway, with more than 300 million downloads and 350 billion API calls a day.

This ongoing recognition reinforces our commitment to our customers, who rely on Kong's cloud native API management platform to deliver delightful digital customer experiences with modern applications that are connected, scaled, and secured.

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To read the full 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management Market report, visit

Building for the future with Kong

Many innovative organizations today are looking to build an improved customer and developer experience through an API-first operating model.

For Rush, a post-purchase shipment tracking software used by more than 1,500 stores on Shopify, this meant building scalable and future-ready infrastructure with Kong.

"The benefit we have gained in moving to Kong Enterprise is tremendous," said Stanislav Stankov, Product Lead, Rush. "We knew we needed to invest in architecture and scalability and we chose Kong as the right time. In doing so, we laid the bedrock for the future growth of the business, as well as the scalability of the dev team."

Recent recognition for Kong

Kong was recently recognized by G2, being named in the leader quadrant in the API Management Tools G2 Grid and G2's Top 5 Easiest to Use API Management Tools.

In addition, Forbes once again featured Kong on its annual Cloud 100 list of the world's top private cloud companies. Kong also ranked No. 33 on Inc. Magazine's List of California's Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

Read the complimentary 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management, Shameen Pillai, Kimihiko Iijima, Mark O’Neill, John Santoro, Paul Dumas, Akash Jain, 14 November 2022.

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