October 16, 2023
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Kong Named Leader in Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for API Management for Fourth Consecutive Year


Kong is the only vendor recognized as both a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant and a 2023 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Full Life Cycle API Management

For the fourth year in a row year, we’re thrilled to announce that Kong has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for API Management.

We believe this recognition reinforces our commitment to our customers, who rely on Kong’s unified cloud API platform to deliver fast, reliable, and secure digital experiences. 

What is the Gartner Magic Quadrant?

As defined by Gartner, the annually released Magic Quadrant “provides a graphical competitive positioning of four types of technology providers, in markets where growth is high and provider differentiation is distinct.” Leaders are defined as organizations that “execute well against their current vision and are well positioned for tomorrow.”

Magic Quadrants can help buyers understand a market’s competing technology providers by showing how they’re competitively positioned and their ability to deliver on what end users require today and in the future.

What defines an API management solution?

The API management market is defined by Gartner as the market for software that supports all stages of an API’s life cycle: planning and design, implementation and testing, deployment and operation, and versioning and retirement. These solutions enable organizations to discover, design, develop, manage, and secure APIs.

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Read a complimentary copy of the report

Check out the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant report to get:

  • Expert analysis on the trends shaping our API world
  • Critical evaluation of platform differentiators
  • Industry benchmarks and trends

Read the full report here

Building for the future with Kong

Kong enables any company to become an API-first company. Kong helps more than 600 organizations around the world unleash developer productivity through a single unified cloud API platform for API management, service mesh, and ingress controller.

Recent recognition for Kong

Earlier this year, Kong was named a Customers Choice in the 2023 Gartner Peer Insights Voice of the Customer: API Management — a distinction that is a recognition of vendors in our market based on feedback and ratings from verified users of Kong's products.

In addition, Forbes once again featured Kong on its annual Cloud 100 list of the world’s top private cloud companies. Kong was also included in Inc. Magazine’s List of California’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for API Management, 11 October 2023, Shameen Pillai , et. al. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark, PEER INSIGHTS AND MAGIC QUADRANT is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved. This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Kong Inc.