We compare AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB) with NGINX Open Source and NGINX Plus as a Layer 7 reverse proxy and load balancer. ALB has more features than at its debut in 2016, but we conclude that NGINX and NGINX Plus still provide more functionality and much more predictable pricing.
A combination of factors makes APIs rich targets for security attacks. We discuss methods for securing APIs throughout their lifecycle, from design and development through delivery, using WAFs, bot protection, API management tools, and API gateways.
Establishing a security perimeter around your intranet is no longer enough to protect your apps. We show how to configure NGINX App Protect to establish the perimeter around individual apps as required by today's distributed applications and Zero Trust security mode
Independent technical research firm GigaOm compared the performance of NGINX and several popular API management solutions. Their report validates NGINX as the only solution that helps you deliver APIs in real time. Read this summary blog and download the full report.
Save the dates for NGINX Sprint 2020, our virtual user event coming September 15–17. Join us Day 1 for product news, customer stories, and insights from a surprise guest. Day 2 we demo how to build an app infrastructure in just 90 minutes. Day 3 we select the winner of our NGINX for Good Hackathon – it could be you!
NGINX Unit 1.18.0 introduces filesystem isolation, the 'target' option to reduce redundancy in PHP app configuration, and URL encoding. It also includes features introduced in NGINX Unit 1.17.0: redirects, and fractional server weights for traffic distribution in upstream groups.
The NGINX Controller API Management Module is a radical departure from traditional APIM solutions. Three key differentiators are an innovative architecture that decouples the control and data planes, suitability for multi-cloud deployment, and fair and predictable pricing.
Complying with the PCI DSS standard for protecting credit card transactions is one of the biggest challenges facing modern applications. NGINX App Protect secures your websites and apps against all PCI DSS vulnerabilities, the OWASP Top 10, and more.
Microservices expert Carlos Ponce describes the benefits of transitioning from monolithic applications to microservices with NGINX and outlines the important decision points: making sure it's the right architecture for you, choosing an implementation, and building the right pipeline.
The overall solution to security can be complicated, but the most important piece of the puzzle is a web application firewall (WAF).