We present a reference architecture for real-time APIs, based on work with NGINX’s largest, most demanding customers. We encompass all aspects of the API management solution but go deeper on the API gateway which is responsible for ensuring real-time performance.
We explore two use cases for filesystem isolation in NGINX Unit. First, we stop attackers from accessing sensitive information, by restricting a compromised app to its sandbox directory. Second, we toggle between sets of global dependencies by defining them in separate filesystems.
With NGINX Plus Ingress Controller for Kubernetes release 1.8.0, NGINX App Protect can be embedded in the Ingress Controller. This puts WAF protection closer to applications, which is crucial in modern app environments like Kubernetes. It also enables automation and reduces complexity and cost.
Amazon EC2 M6g instances deliver 54% better performance and 20% cost savings over x86-based instances with NGINX Plus as a reverse proxy and API gateway. They're powered by the AWS Graviton2 Processor, built on 64‑bit Arm Neoverse cores. Get all the details in Arm's whitepaper.
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 Load Balancer Operator is a reference architecture for automating reconfiguration of the external NGINX Plus load balancer for your Red Hat OCP or a Kubernetes cluster, based on changes to the status of the containerized applications.
NGINX Ingress Controller Release 1.8.0 introduces NGINX App Protect integration, extensibility mechanisms for NGINX Ingress resources, URI rewrites and request and response header modification, policies and IP address-based ACLs, and more.
We introduce the beta version of the NGINX Controller Data Forwarder, with an integration for Splunk. You create a single configuration in one place to capture enhanced data from all of your NGINX Plus instances and feed it to the monitoring infrastructure you've already invested in.
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.
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