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Amazon API Gateway vs AWS WAF: What are the differences?
Amazon API Gateway: Create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management; AWS WAF: Control which traffic to allow or block to your web application by defining customizable web security rules. AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps protect your web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources.
Amazon API Gateway can be classified as a tool in the "API Tools" category, while AWS WAF is grouped under "Security".
According to the StackShare community, Amazon API Gateway has a broader approval, being mentioned in 167 company stacks & 62 developers stacks; compared to AWS WAF, which is listed in 13 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
Pros of Amazon API Gateway
- AWS Integration37
Pros of AWS WAF
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Cons of Amazon API Gateway
- Less expensive1
- No websocket broadcast1