The NGINX Controller App Security add-on for Controller API Management provides an app-centric, self-service way for app teams to boost their API security with integrated WAF protection. Security teams can still define policies and monitor APIs for compliance.
As use of DevOps practices grows, traditional API management solutions are failing to provide the tools for creating modern digital experiences powered by APIs. NGINX Controller is built for DevOps, with a decoupled design that decreases latency, multi-cloud support, self-service, and more.
Three NGINX customers replaced a legacy API management solution with NGINX Controller. We highlight the challenge faced by each customer and how Controller solves it, while delivering self-service, super-low latencies, and integration of API management into CI/CD pipelines.
The NGINX Controller API Management Module helps you solve the challenges of producing quality API documentation and keeping it in sync with multiple published API versions. Its centralized publishing process integrates the documentation into in your API development and maintenance workflows.
NGINX Controller 3.7 introduces some major enhancements. The API definition workflow is redesigned to extend Controller’s app‑centric model to the API Management Module. The Developer Portal is generally available. And there are new features for easier API management and more security.
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.
APIs are playing an increasingly important role in digital transformation at enterprises, in every vertical and region. We review trends in API usage as reported by industry analyst IDC, and explain how NGINX solves the challenges that companies face in deploying and managing APIs.
In this blog we compare the performance of the NGINX Controller API Management Module and Kong. The API Management Module outperforms Kong on every metric: added latency, API calls per second (with and without JWT authentication), and CPU usage.
The NGINX Controller API Management Module secures your APIs at every API touchpoint – authenticating and authorizing third-party client applications and developers, rate limiting API calls to mitigate DDoS attacks, and protecting backend applications that process the API calls.