Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

The Solution

Manage, govern, and secure APIs wherever they are deployed – in the cloud, on premises, or at the edge. With NGINX you can deliver APIs with an ultra-fast API gateway, make them discoverable with developer portals, protect them with advanced API security features, and access real-time analytics to monitor your entire API ecosystem.


Use the OpenAPI Specification (OAS) as the source of truth to publish, document, govern, and secure APIs across their lifecycle


Accelerate release velocity by integrating API deployment and management into your CI/CD pipelines using a fully declarative REST API


Detect, visualize, and mitigate common and advanced API threats with out-of-the-box protection against the OWASP API Security Top 10

API Connectivity diagram

Why Use API Connectivity Stack?

  • API Gateway
  • API Management
  • API Governance
  • API Security
API Gateway path with NGINX Plus

Secure and High-Performance API Gateway

Ensure uncompromised performance and security with a cloud-native API gateway for your applications and microservices:

  • Deliver unmatched performance – NGINX is the only real-time API gateway, processing up to 30,000 requests per second in under 3ms and delivering 1000x lower latency than the competition
  • Protect APIs with integrated security – The integrated WAF secures APIs wherever they are deployed with 128x lower latency than the competition
API Connectivity diagram

Multi-Cloud and Hybrid API Management

Provide a consistent API management experience across different clouds and on-premises environments:

  • Improve developer efficiency – Easily add functionality to your APIs and microservices with a range of fine-grained policies for security, resilience, and traffic management
  • Make APIs discoverable – Create and customize developer portals to share your APIs with internal teams, external partners, or customers
Diagram of nested API Connectivity Manager administrative objects. From outermost in: Workspace, Environment, API Gateway Proxy Cluster, API Proxy, Policies.

Operational Governance for APIs

Enable agility across your organization by balancing autonomy and control:

  • Simplify multi-tenancy – Use workspaces to give infrastructure teams and API developers dedicated workspaces to manage API gateways, developer portals, and APIs
  • Empower developers – Enable API developers to apply fine-grained access control (OAuth 2.0, OIDC, etc.) to enforce least-privileged access policies
Distributed Enforcement Model diagram

Comprehensive API Security Across Every Touchpoint

Secure APIs without sacrificing performance and agility:

  • Improve your security posture – Defend APIs against common and advanced threats with out-of-the-box protection against the OWASP API Security Top 10
  • Protect APIs across every touchpoint – Apply fine-grained access control (OAuth 2.0, OIDC), network security (mTLS, end-to-end encryption), and more

Learn More about API Connectivity Stack

Mastering API Architecture


Mastering API Architecture

Compliments of F5 NGINX, this free O’Reilly eBook offers practical tips on building, managing, and securing APIs.

The Benefits of an API-First Approach to Building Microservices


The Benefits of an API-First Approach to Building Microservices

We discuss the benefits of an API-first approach to microservices and of using OpenAPI Specifications with API Connectivity Manager to publish APIs, documentation, and security policies.

Deploying NGINX as an API Gateway


Deploying NGINX as an API Gateway

This free eBook explains how to leverage NGINX as an API gateway. It shows you, step-by-step, how to set up, configure, and secure an API gateway for routing both HTTP-based and gRPC APIs.