API Gateway

Simplified management, monitoring, and scaling of APIs closer to your end users

APIs are crucial for enabling new customer-focused business models. As organizations utilize APIs to expose their enterprise assets to their customers, partners, and external developers they are increasingly challenged with providing APIs that are secure, reliable, and scalable.

Six Flags Case Study

Customer Story

Learn how offloading APIs helped Six Flags deliver great app experiences

What Is Akamai API Gateway?

API Gateway

The Akamai API Gateway enables you to easily manage, and control APIs with unmatched scale and reliability directly at the Edge. You can distribute access, policy, and traffic controls while managing runtime activities such as: routing, traffic management and authentication. API management at the Edge requires fewer round-trips to origin, resulting in improved performance and stability like no other solution on the market today.

Improved performance

API responses are cached at the Edge - closer to the end users resulting in much lower latency.


Utilize Akamai’s most pervasive cloud delivery platform with Points of Presence (PoPs) in over 130 countries and within 1600 global networks to adapt to growing traffic demands.

Simplified management

  • User quota enforcement ensures that customers can (globally) enforce their SLAs for API requests per unit of time.
  • Provision, import, and manage the lifecycle of API keys on the Akamai platform.
  • API key validation uniquely identifies and enforces access for programs, developers, or users when they make requests to an API.


  • APIs can be quickly onboarded using industry-standard API description language documents (Swagger/RAML), resulting in increased developer productivity.
  • CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) support for customers utilizing APIs from JavaScript on a website.


Authentication of API requests at the Edge provides a faster user experience while offloading origin identity provider.


Reports enable you to understand how your APIs are being consumed, and allow you to review traffic and error patterns to optimize API delivery.