Kong

San Francisco, CA, USA
2017
Mar 3, 2021   |  By Marco Palladino
Kuma is an open source, CNCF service mesh that supports every environment, including Kubernetes and virtual machines. In this Kuma service mesh tutorial, I will show you how easy it is to get started.
Mar 2, 2021   |  By Kong
This blog post is part three of a three-part series on how they’ve scaled their API management with Kong Gateway, the world’s most popular open source API gateway. (Here’s part 1 and part 2.) In 2019, our Kong-based API gateway platform hosted about 1,900 proxies and handled 375 million transactions per month. 2020 saw a tenfold increase in both metrics to more than 11,000 proxies and 4.5 billion transactions per month—about 150 million transactions per day.
Feb 25, 2021   |  By Ahmed Koshok
The concept of zero-trust security is relatively simple. In essence, no entity or system should have trust by default. You should assume that any system you are talking to is not trustworthy until you establish otherwise. Within Kong Konnect, one mechanism to apply zero-trust is the OpenID Connect API gateway plugin. In this post and the below recording from our recent Destination: Zero-Trust virtual event, I’ll cover OpenID at a high level and some of its applications and use cases.
Feb 24, 2021   |  By Melissa Van Der Hecht
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the culture change side of any technology transformation program is the hardest and slowest part to get right. If you cannot efficiently operationalize a technology investment, that investment is wasted. This is no different in the world of APIs and microservices, where every service is designed to support a change to a digital-first culture. APIOps makes this change possible.
Feb 23, 2021   |  By Reza Shafii
In this first section, I’ll provide a quick overview of the business case and the tools you can use to create a Kubernetes ingress API gateway. If you’re already familiar, you could skip ahead to the tutorial section. Digital transformation has led to a high velocity of data moving through APIs to applications and devices. Companies with legacy infrastructures are experiencing inconsistencies, failures and increased costs. And most importantly, dissatisfied customers.
Feb 18, 2021   |  By Kong
This blog post is part two of a three-part series on how we’ve scaled our API management with Kong Gateway, the world’s most popular open source API gateway. We understand that this post’s title may seem a little controversial. When we announced that our new API gateway solution might be an open source product, we got many questions from voices across the company.
Feb 16, 2021   |  By Marco Palladino
As you build and maintain more applications, your authentication strategy becomes increasingly important. It may also be top of mind for your boss since technology leaders cited “improve application security” as one of their top priorities in this year’s Digital Innovation Benchmark. The Kong Gateway JWT plugin is one strategy for API gateway authentication. JWT simplifies authentication setup, allowing you to focus more on coding and less on security.
Feb 11, 2021   |  By Kong
Today, we have really exciting news to share with you all. The Enterprise version of our Kong Gateway is now generally available, and it’s like nothing we’ve ever released before. One standout component of version 2.3 is that it now has a “free” operating mode so that anyone can start off using the Enterprise gateway product – something previously reserved for only our paying customers.
Feb 9, 2021   |  By Marco Palladino
Imagine you’re going through immigration at the airport. The immigration officer says, “I don’t need your passport because I trust that you are who you claim to be.” Wait, what? That would never happen, right? That’s because trust is exploitable. Sooner or later, somebody will try to lie about who they are, and thus a criminal could enter the country. That’s why countries must enforce some form of identity, like a passport, to certify travelers are who they claim.
Feb 8, 2021   |  By Augusto Marietti
Today, we’re excited to share that Kong has closed a $100M Series D financing led by Tiger Global with participation from new investor Goldman Sachs as well as existing investors Index Ventures, CRV, Andreessen Horowitz and GGV Capital. This raise triples our valuation to $1.4 billion and will allow us to scale our go-to-market operations even faster.
Mar 3, 2021   |  By Kong
Kuma is an open source service mesh built on top of Envoy that supports every environment, including Kubernetes and virtual machines. In this Kuma service mesh tutorial, Marco Palladino shows how easy it is to get started.
Mar 2, 2021   |  By Kong
The concept of APIOps is quite simple: We’re applying the solid and proven principles of DevOps and GitOps to the API and microservice lifecycle.
Feb 24, 2021   |  By Kong
With Kong OpenID Connect, you don't have to rewrite or maintain the code over and over for API gateway security. And that makes it faster for the developers of the upstream services to get their work done.
Feb 16, 2021   |  By Kong
Authentication can be difficult, but with the Kong Gateway JWT Plugin, you can save time and resources without risking your API gateway security. In this video, we'll walk through how to secure a service (in this case, an API server) with Kong Gateway and its JWT plugin. We’ll cover all the steps to set up, configure and test the service — giving you the foundational knowledge needed to implement these tools independently.
Feb 8, 2021   |  By Kong
Join Kong CTO and Co-Founder Marco Palladino as he explores what zero-trust security is and why we need it and shows it in action with Kong Mesh, which is built on top of CNCF’s Kuma and Envoy.
Jan 4, 2021   |  By Kong
In this demo, we show the differences and advantages of the Kong Enterprise Edition over the Kong Community Edition.
Dec 24, 2020   |  By Kong
In this Kong Summit 2020 session, we will cover the architecture and approach we used to build out our digital platform at Goldman Sachs by leveraging Kong’s API gateway to implement a secure ingress controller for all digital channels, including private/public API and web interfaces. We will discuss how we integrated Kong’s API gateway with AWS native services to implement mTLS, observability and container runtime, as well as share our operational experience of running resilient API workloads in production.
Dec 23, 2020   |  By Kong
This Kong Summit 2020 session focuses on the war stories, and subsequently the patterns HyperCurrent employed, from building an API chargeback/monetization product using OAS, Kotlin, Spring Boot and Kong. We will discuss how a programmatic approach can be used to deliver an elegant REST-ful API while enforcing an anti-corruption layer for domain logic without writing API contracts by hand. By using Kotlin and Spring Boot along with a controller/DTO approach, we can automatically produce an OAS contract, HTML docs, a console and a client side SDK.
Dec 22, 2020   |  By Kong
Comcast has taken a journey to develop an API gateway initially using open source software and in-house enhancements, and later transitioning to open core commercial software to improve the overall service delivery experience for developers. In this session, Comcast will discuss enhancements that the team made to adapt the community edition of Kong, and subsequently the enterprise edition, to support a self-service, multi-tenant, yet still managed, production API gateway solution, as well as open source contributions made to the Kong community along the way.
Dec 22, 2020   |  By Kong
Insomnia Designer is a collaborative API design tool for designing and managing OpenAPI specs. This session will cover how to design and test APIs, as well as how to extend Insomnia with custom plugins. Kong Champion Mert Simsek will dive into how as a team is leveraging Insomnia Designer to share information and data APIs across teams to improve their overall process.
Oct 30, 2020   |  By Kong
In this eBook, Kong Co-Founder and CTO Marco Palladino breaks down how Kuma now supports every cloud vendor, every architecture and every platform together in a multi-mesh control plane. When deployed in a multi-zone deployment, Kuma abstracts away both the synchronization of the service mesh policies across multiple zones and the service connectivity (and service discovery) across those zones.
Dec 4, 2019   |  By Kong
We live in an exciting time for software; we are witnessing a monumental shift in how applications are built. We have the opportunity to participate in the large-scale movement from centralized applications to decentralized, highly performant software architectures.
Apr 24, 2019   |  By Kong
To better prepare for the future, it's important to get a solid understanding of this rising technology trend. In this e-book, we examine cloud native architecture, look back at the rise of cloud native app development, and explore the future of cloud native on the entire software ecosystem.
Mar 20, 2019   |  By Kong
This eBook explains how microservices can facilitate the adoption of a multi-cloud strategy. Included are a holistic overview of the multi-cloud pattern including the benefits and drawbacks, strategies for adoption, and challenges to overcome if adopting the strategy without microservices.
Feb 3, 2019   |  By Kong
This ebook explains the process for transitioning from a monolithic to a microservices-based architecture. Included are technical aspects and common mistakes to avoid.
Feb 3, 2019   |  By Kong
Performance is a critical factor when choosing an API management solution. For businesses, the need to deliver low latency and high throughput is critical to ensuring that API transaction rates keep up with the speed of business. This white paper compares the performance of Kong and Apigee to understand performance in production environments.
Feb 1, 2019   |  By Kong
This ebook explains how Kubernetes is modernizing the microservices architecture. Included are a deep dive into the history of Kubernetes and containers, the technical and organizational benefits of using Kubernetes for container orchestration, as well as considerations for adopting it.
Jan 1, 2019   |  By Kong
This eBook compares a monolithic vs microservices architectural approach to application development. It dives into the benefits and challenges of microservices and helps you determine whether a transition to microservices would be right for your organization.
Dec 1, 2018   |  By Kong
This ebook explains the role that the service mesh pattern plays in the leap towards de-centralized architectures. A novel re-packaging of the functionalities of traditional API gateways, service mesh represents the next stage in the natural evolution of microservices.
Nov 1, 2018   |  By Kong
This eBook explains how serverless is emerging as a significant cloud architecture paradigm. It dives into how to maximize the benefits of this technology for developers and business decision-makers alike.

Next-Generation API Platform for Modern Architectures. Connect all your microservices and APIs with the industry's most performant, scalable and flexible API platform. Empower your developers to build and optimize APIs. Leverage the latest microservice and container design patterns.

The Service Control Platform transcends API management to intelligently broker information across all your services. With Kong’s fast, flexible, and lightweight core, you control your entire service architecture – centralized or decentralized, microservices or monolith. Kong Service Control Platform transforms your static endpoints into a dynamic network of intelligent services.

Built for Modern Architectures:

  • Connect Everything: Use plugins to extend and connect services across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, regardless of vendor.
  • Accelerate Innovation: Use Kong's robust library of plugins to reduce redundant coding tasks across teams, technologies and geographies.
  • Improve Governance: Analyze real-time data to ensure adherence to policies across teams, partners and individual endpoints.
  • Automate End-to-end: Connect Kong with automation tools. Generate custom workflows to improve efficiency and reduce errors.
  • Unlock New Ecosystems: Instantly leverage new ecosystems. Deploy Kong with Kubernetes, containers, and more out of the box.
  • Increase Compliance: Limit access with role-based access control (RBAC). Encrypt end-to-end to comply with industry regulations.

Go Beyond the Gateway. Ready for the next-generation of API platforms?