Kong vs Mulesoft

More speed. More scale. More value.

Deploy applications and services across any cloud, in any protocol, or in any language, maximizing innovation, productivity, and reducing TCO. Your enterprise shouldn’t be weighed down by yesterday’s tech. Shape the future on a lightweight, flexible platform designed to scale with your vision.

Kong vs. MuleSoft: A head-to-head comparison

Ultra-low Latency

Experience lightning-fast response times with Kong

Max throughput

Supercharge your data handling with Kong

Radically extensible

Multiple operating environments



API Monitoring, Observability & Analytics

Flexibility to choose analytical tools of your choice such as Splunk, Datadog, Zipkin, Elastic and more.

Proprietary monitoring tool offered as a part of Anypoint Platform

Multi-Protocol Support

Supports all protocols including TCP, UDP, HTTP/S, GraphQL, gRPC and REST

Supports only HTTP/S

High Service Availability

Upstream service circuit-breaker, load balancing and health checking built-in with multiple algorithms

Not available

Cert-manager Support


Not available. Only TLS policy.

Cluster Aware Policies

Available for caching and rate limiting

Not possible with Flex Gateway. (Requires legacy Mule runtime as part of the cluster for caching and rate limiting.)


organizations powered by Kong

Gartner names Kong a Leader

For the fourth consecutive year, Kong was named a Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ Leader for API Management

Achieve your vision on an API platform purpose built for modern enterprise

Reduce total cost of ownership with Kong

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