Gloo Gateway

Gloo Gateway is a fast, Kubernetes-native API gateway packed with features IT operations teams need to deliver a full lifecycle security strategy for their cloud-native environments.

Why Gloo Gateway?

Traditional API Gateways aren’t designed to thrive in the rapidly changing cloud-native ecosystem, often demanding extensive add-on infrastructure to ensure their resilience, high availability, and readiness for production use. Enterprise gateway and ITOps teams use Gloo Gateway because it is built to work with Kubernetes and the dynamic nature of the clusters running your cloud-native applications. No centralized database, no more hairpinning and scales with your application.

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Gloo Gateway Is...

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Make 353 million requests per day on a single CPU. Gloo Gateway is fast and can scale with each CPU handling 4,000 requests per second.

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More Secure

Take control of your service access and prevent data loss with web application firewalls, FIPS compliance, rate limiting, and enterprise identity integrations.

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Works with your existing GitOps and progressive delivery pipelines for both infrastructure and applications.

See Gloo Gateway In Action…

FeaturesEnvoy ProxyKubernetes
Gateway API
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Kubernetes-native CRDs
Basic Routing (HTTP, TLS, TCP, UDP, gRPC)
HTTP Redirects and Rewrites
HTTP Header Modification
HTTP Traffic Splitting
Multi-namespace Support
User Interface
Base Rate Limiting
Base AuthN/AuthZ
Telemetry Suite for Faster Operational Insights
External Authorization (Basic Passthrough, OAuth, API Keys, OPA, LDAP, etc.)
Advanced Rate Limiting
AWS Lambda Support
Web Application Firewall
Developer Portal
Cloud-native API Management
GraphQL Support
Distributed Gateways
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Gloo Gateway is Great For...

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Alternative to Legacy Gateways including Apigee

Improve performance, scalability, and security with a cloud-native API management

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Handling Heavy Traffic Payloads

Implement best practices for large-scale API gateway deployments and serve over 7 billion API calls per day

Reduced Response Times

Boost response speed and enhance application performance

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Replacing NGINX with Secure, Envoy-Based Advanced Ingress

Secure gateways with out of the box authentication and monitor metrics including latency, traffic, errors, and saturation.

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Building and Deploying Developer Portals

Enable modern API development and management practices (including Backstage)

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Deploying in the cloud

Engineered to work with Kubernetes and live with your microservices for faster response and scalability