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API Gateway

A gateway that scales effortlessly with demand for your API services.


Maximize scalability and reliability by offloading API governance to the edge

Akamai's API Gateway solves the challenges of scale and agility introduced by traditional solutions. For your developers to build and deploy services globally, you need a solution for authentication, authorization and consumption management that scales effortlessly with API demand. The unique API Gateway architecture distributes governance logic to the Edge, helping with API service adoption for high availability without concern for scaling the infrastructure supporting a traditional gateway.





Throttling and Quota Management

Easily manage API traffic globally to ensure consumers behave the way you intend and ensure fairness of access.

Global Authentication and Authorization

Reduce network delays with support for all common mechanisms from API keys, JWT, and OAuth 2.0 at the Edge.

API Response Caching

Caching for both RESTful and (uniquely) GraphQL query responses.

Reporting dashboard

Easily troubleshoot problems with API traffic deployed on the Akamai platform.

Availability and scale

The Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform is a massively distributed platform where every Edge location serves as an API Gateway.

Developer tools

Work the way you want, using admin API, a command-line interface, and Swagger/RAML to easily onboard your APIs.