59 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
3 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon API Gateway

API GW is great for giving access to asynchronous operations that are fast and don't need to be online all the time. Lambda functions are the classic example. In the past, an operation that is called on via an HTTP endpoint would be implemented using a server-based solution. With high availability in place that would include a server or two and a load balancer. Over time this setup can be costly, especially if the service is not used at full capacity; cycles are wasted when the servers are sitting there waiting to respond.If the operation can be distilled down to a function, an API GW + Lambda solution could be put in place that performs the operation as needed only when requested. Comparing the low price point for API GW requests and Lambda CPU+Memory, the savings can be night and day over the server-based implementation.
Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salt Security API Protection Platform

Easy deployment for common cloud API architectures, so it's very easy to at least get visibility into what you have. In house developed apps with a custom infrastructure could be a difficult integration.
Tyler Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Amazon API Gateway
8.1
Salt Security API Protection Platform
API access control
Amazon API Gateway
8.7
Salt Security API Protection Platform
Rate limits and usage policies
Amazon API Gateway
9.0
Salt Security API Protection Platform
API usage data
Amazon API Gateway
7.7
Salt Security API Protection Platform
API user onboarding
Amazon API Gateway
6.0
Salt Security API Protection Platform
API versioning
Amazon API Gateway
9.0
Salt Security API Protection Platform
Usage billing and payments
Amazon API Gateway
8.6
Salt Security API Protection Platform
API monitoring and logging
Amazon API Gateway
7.9
Salt Security API Protection Platform

Pros

Amazon API Gateway

  • API Gateway integrates well with AWS Lambda. This allows us to build a web server in the language and framework of our choice, deploy it as a Lambda function, and expose it through API Gateway.
  • API Gateway manages API keys. Building rate limiting and request quota features are not trivial (or interesting).
  • API Gateway's pricing can be very attractive for services that are accessed infrequently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salt Security API Protection Platform

  • Identifies APIs
  • Identifies attacks against the APIs
  • Identifies the type data that is accessible through the APIs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon API Gateway

  • I think there should be another way of enabling CORS. It basically creates OPTIONS for every endpoint, which makes your API Gateway look complicated.
  • The integration timeout limit is 30 seconds, which limits you into that time.
  • API Gateway UI should be improved and should work correctly when more than two people are adding/editing endpoints.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salt Security API Protection Platform

  • Better correctly identify the data that is accessible through the APIs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon API Gateway

Amazon API Gateway 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We always had a great experience with the AWS support team. They were always on time and very dependable. It was a good partnership while we worked to resolve our issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salt Security API Protection Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon API Gateway

When we tested Azure API Management at the time, it had serious connectivity issues, it was very unstable, and it needed to do a lot using the command line. Comparing with the AWS solution, which was more mature, and the fact that we have services in use on AWS, we ended up choosing to continue using AWS products. This so as not to run the risk of increasing latency in accesses, and of some functionality not working, due to being developed yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salt Security API Protection Platform

We tried controls offered by the IaaS providers but these were hard to manage and did not provide the visibility we wanted. We also protected APIs with a normal WAF but this was only helpful for assets we knew about and API attacks were not caught by the WAF.
Tyler Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon API Gateway

  • To my experience, some of the best things I found on the AWS API Gateway. It helps in the rest's development of APIs and returns data in JSON format.
  • It's simple to set up and can be combined with other utilities like Lambda to create something useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salt Security API Protection Platform

  • Allowed us to identify attackers and take action on them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon API Gateway

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon API Gateway Editions & Modules

Edition
First 300 Million$1.001
Past 300 Million$0.901
  1. Per Million
Additional Pricing Details

Salt Security API Protection Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Salt Security API Protection Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon API Gateway
7.7
Salt Security API Protection Platform
8.6

Support Rating

Amazon API Gateway
10.0
Salt Security API Protection Platform

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