Don’t Mail-In Your API Strategy With Postman

Postman's cluttered UI can slow development velocity while posing security risk with Cloud-only storage. API development shouldn’t keep you up at night – give your developers the workflows they dream of with Kong Insomnia’s streamlined UI, extensible plugin ecosystem, collaborative workspaces, and the flexibility to store data 100% locally, in the Cloud or via Git.

Kong Insomnia vs. Postman: A Head-to-Head Comparison

Capabilities

Postman

Installation

Easy installation with or without a database. Go DB-less, choose Hybrid mode or let us manage the control plane and database with Kong Konnect.

All deployment models require a datastore*.

Community Support

Extensive and active open source community
(4x Stars, 3x contributors).

A much smaller open source community that can limit time to resolution when issues arise.

Full Lifecycle API Management

Build, deploy, optimize and secure APIs with Kong KonnectKong GatewayKong Insomnia, and Kong Mesh.

Limited product portfolio to address full API management and service mesh use cases.

Federated API Management

Balance agility and governance across disparate environments, teams, and technology stacks.

Less robust federated API management capabilities.

Extensibility & Customization

400+ plugins spanning across security, authentication, traffic control and more.

Limited customization available, including the inability to customize layouts, headers or branding. 

CI/CD Integrations

Implement APIOps to streamline the CI/CD process, manage API configuration as code, automate testing, and integrate with GitOps workflows.

Difficult to automate testing as part of the CI/CD pipeline or to manage configuration as code via the Dashboard UI or REST API.

Auditing & Reporting

Analyze usage patterns, quickly identify bottlenecks and generate reports on API compliance with industry-standard HIPAA and PCI regulations.

Tyk’s audit trail does not capture all events or actions performed within the system (such as changes to API configurations or user permissions).

Gartner Magic Quadrant

Visionary Leader in the Gartner MQ for 3 years in a row and positioned furthest to the right for Completeness of Vision.

Behind Kong in both ability to execute and completeness of vision in the Gartner MQ.

Gartner names Kong a Leader

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

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