How to Secure & Connect Distributed Apps with Service Mesh

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Use Cases

Supercharge your Istio clusters with the leading API gateway.

With Kong Gateway and Istio's native integration we can expose Istio services at the edge and to other teams with a full lifecycle APIM solution.

    Supercharge your Istio clusters with the leading API gateway

    Expose Istio services

    Istio services

    By exposing services via Kong’s native Istio integration, we can expose APIs via a full lifecycle APIM solution ready to scale.

    Secure, monitor, expand usage

    Secure, control and expose Istio services via 100+ Kong plugins, publish them in the service catalog and developer portal, at the edge or internally.

    Increase Istio adoption

    Istio adoption

    By supercharging the Istio Gateway with Kong, we cover all the gaps when exposing services, making our teams more comfortable to adopt Istio.

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    Every Kong plugin now available on Istio

    Automatically collect metrics, traces, and logs for every service in theservices mesh without any code change in the applications.

    • 10+ AuthN/Z security plugins, including OIDC, OAuth and OPA.
    • 15+ traffic control plugins, like ACL, rate limiting and caching.
    • 10+ observability plugins, like Datadog, Splunk and ELK.
    • Request and response transformations, format converters.
    • Native Kafka, GraphQL, gRPC, HTTP and WS support.
    • Natively Multi-cluster and multi-cloud for every API.

    API developer portal, catalogs and analytics

    With Kong running as the ingress gateway for Istio, we can create developer portals for our APIs, monitor usage and detect anomalies in our traffic.

    • Fully customizable Developer Portal.
    • List Istio services in browsable service catalogs.
    • Pluggable developer onboarding with OIDC and more.
    • Visualize API usage across Istio services with Kong Vitals.

    Strong integration and partnership

    The full lifecycle API management features that Kong brings to every Istio cluster – a Gartner MQ leader – accelerates Istio adoption across the organization.

    • Shorter time to market for APIs and services deployed Istio.
    • Support for non-Istio workloads in addition to Istio’s.
    • Support for Kubernetes and VMs.
    • Enterprise support with SLAs, 24/7/365, worldwide.

    Questions about breaking your monolith down into smaller parts?

    Contact us today and tell us more about your configuration and we can offer details about features, support, plans and consulting.