Consul Compared to Other API Gateways
Examples: Kong Gateway, Apigee, Mulesoft, Gravitee
Client traffic management refers to an API gateway's role in controlling the point of entry for public traffic into a given environment, also known as managing north-south traffic. The Consul API Gateway is deployed alongside Consul service mesh and is responsible for routing inbound client requests to the mesh based on defined routes. For a full list of supported traffic management features, refer to the Consul API Gateway documentation.
API lifecycle management refers to how application developers use an API gateway to deploy, iterate, and manage versions of an API. At this time, the Consul API Gateway does not support API lifecycle management.