API gateway security alone is largely inadequate for APIs. APIs need enhanced security. F5 can defend against API-specific risks, inspect API payloads (JSON, XML), enforce schema definitions (Swagger, OpenAPI), and fight denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.
The NGINX Controller API Management Module combines efficiency of NGINX Plus as an API gateway with control-plane ability.
F5 delivers WAF functionality on the small footprint of NGINX Plus to protect apps against sophisticated threats.
Behavioral DoS protection in a cloud-native, lightweight, API-friendly form factor on the NGINX platform.
The F5 WAF on classic BIG-IP technology provides OWASP Top 10 protection, proactive bot defense, and app-layer encryption.