An API gateway sits between your backend services and API clients. It processes API requests, at scale, validates them, adds authentication and authorization, applies rate limiting, and routes them to the proper backend.
API gateways are becoming increasingly popular as a way to decouple the client and server components of an application. This separation of concerns allows developers to update and maintain their backend services without affecting the client-side code. API gateways also enable developers to scale their services independently, making it easier to handle high traffic levels.
In order to build scalable, secure, and maintainable applications, you need to be agile. API gateways centralize security and routing in a single component, allowing you to better handle cross-cutting concerns such as access control, rate limiting, and analytics. API gateways make it easier to enforce security policies, optimize performance across multiple services, and track usage for security or billing.
Below are three primary benefits to expect:
API gateways should simplify security management by centralizing access control, API call validation, and rate limiting, as well as automate TLS certificate management.
By centralizing API call validation and rate limiting, you harden your IT estate to maximize uptime and lower your attack surface.
API gateways help you decouple the client and server components of an application, abstract the implementation of backend services, automate manual tasks, and handle cross-cutting concerns.
Built on top of developer’s #1 open source API gateway, Traefik Enterprise delivers a GitOps-ready solution for maximizing efficiency, repeatability, and reliability. It’s built for the modern cloud native stack and comes with a developer portal and a full set of analytics to track usage.
Publish and connect your services right from the moment they’re deployed. Then offload the complexity of authentication and authorization to the API Gateway.
Support application deployment at scale with advanced features for traffic management and load balancing.
Get real-time traffic metrics and analysis for rapid troubleshooting and better insights into the health of your microservices.
“We’re really, really impressed by the capability of Traefik Enterprise.”
“Everything is mostly automated, and we maintain functionalities that our developers and operators rarely see because they just work.”
“With Traefik Enterprise, we can scale as needed without watching our performance suffer.”
Traefik Enterprise is an easy-to-use, centralized cloud native networking solution. It allows you to manage API validation, routing, load balancing, authentication, authorization, service discovery and configuration, and more. Traefik Enterprise is compatible with any environment and networking stack.