Learn what is included with Kong Enterprise vs. Kong Gateway
With 150+ million downloads and more than 25,000 stars on GitHub, the open source Kong Gateway is the most popular API gateway in the world. Kong Gateway is lightweight and optimized for microservices, delivering unparalleled latency performance and scalability.
Kong Enterprise extends Kong Gateway with enterprise features and support. The top reasons customers choose Kong Enterprise are to decentralize applications and services, provide security and governance, and create a developer platform.
Decentralize Applications and Services
Kong accelerates your journey to microservices. Kong Enterprise extends the Kong Gateway with support for the latest protocols and sophisticated traffic management capabilities. Kong Enterprise includes technical support to mitigate risk in case of service disruptions or outages.
Secure and Govern APIs and Services
Basic authentication and analytics are provided with the Kong Gateway. Beyond those capabilities, deploy Kong Enterprise, Kong Brain and Kong Immunity to increase security and visibility for governance, and to reduce the need for custom development. Note that Kong Brain and Kong Immunity require separate subscriptions.
Create a Developer Platform
Kong allows you to rapidly design, publish and consume APIs and services.
Kong Enterprise extends the Kong Gateway with an out-of-the-box developer portal and an integrated test and design studio. This reduces the need for custom development or additional third-party solutions. Note that Kong Brain requires a separate subscription.
Running Mission-Critical Microservices & APIs on Kong Enterprise
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