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Joel Hans
Joel Hans

How ngrok’s GSLB elevates Linode-hosted SaaS performance and resilience

Discover how ngrok’s Global Server Load Balancing also brings multi-cloud and smoother application delivery to SaaS hosted globally on Linode VMs or k8s clusters.
July 17, 2024
10
min read
Salil Subbakrishna
Salil Subbakrishna

Traffic Policy support for the Kubernetes Gateway API

We have added a policy CRD which can be used to support traffic policies in both ingress controller and Gateway API. This enables all traffic policy actions on the Gateway API.
July 3, 2024
10
min read
Nijiko Yonskai
Nijiko Yonskai

Traffic Policy Engine - What are CEL variables?

Harness the power of CEL variables in ngrok’s Traffic Policy Module to create dynamic, robust traffic filtering rules for your APIs.
July 1, 2024
4
min read
Mandy Hubbard
Mandy Hubbard

Ingress controller vs. API gateway: A comparison

Ingress controllers and API gateways have some overlapping functionality, and this post helps you know when to use one over the other—or both!
June 20, 2024
5
min read
Team ngrok
Team ngrok

What is port forwarding?

Think of port forwarding as opening a specific "door" on your network to let in and route traffic to specific services. Learn more in this post.
June 17, 2024
4
min read
Russ Savage
Russ Savage

ngrok Accounts Now Require a Valid Payment Method to use TCP Endpoints

In an effort to curb abuse, a valid payment method must be added to your ngrok account, including the free tier, before using TCP endpoints.
June 13, 2024
3
min read
Russ Savage
Russ Savage

ngrok Network Traffic Inspector is now Generally Available with replay and additional retention

Capture, inspect, and replay traffic for up to 90 days from the ngrok dashboard with our Network Traffic Inspector, now GA.
June 10, 2024
3
min read
Team ngrok
Team ngrok

What is mTLS (mutual TLS)?

mTLS or Mutual TLS extends TLS by requiring the client and server to authenticate each other with digital certificates.
June 6, 2024
5
min read
Joel Hans
Joel Hans

API gateway gallery: Drop-in API policy management examples

With these 10 YAML-configured examples, you can mix-and-match your way to better security, availability, and observability of your freshest APIs.
May 30, 2024
10
min read
Mike Coleman
Mike Coleman

An introduction to the Kubernetes Gateway API

Take a look at key concepts of Kubernetes Gateway API, advantages over traditional approaches, and use for effective traffic control in deployments.
May 29, 2024
4
min read
Mandy Hubbard
Mandy Hubbard

Secure site-to-site connectivity: Implement now with ngrok’s new guides

Use our new guides to self-serve site-to-site connectivity to APIs, databases, and device service APIs in external networks.
May 20, 2024
3
min read
Joel Hans
Joel Hans

Secure your API with JWTs and ngrok’s API Gateway

Secure your APIs with JWT authentication using ngrok’s developer-defined API Gateway for enhanced security and seamless integration.
May 16, 2024
7
min read
Joel Hans
Joel Hans

Developer experience in deployed API gateways: Kong vs. ngrok

Discover the simplicity of ngrok's API gateway and compare it to Kong for enabling developer productivity, ease of use, and rapid deployment capabilities.
May 14, 2024
10
min read
Russ Savage
Russ Savage

Automate Bot User creation and management with our new APIs

ngrok now features a new Bot Users API endpoint that allows you to automate the creation, management, and deletion of Bot Users in your account.
May 2, 2024
5
min read
Joel Hans
Joel Hans

Build your developer-defined "golden path" with the Kubernetes Gateway API and ngrok

Working together, the Kubernetes Gateway API and ngrok’s Cloud put power back into developers’ hands while abstracting away all the complexity of secure Kubernetes networking.
April 25, 2024
5
min read
Chad Tindel
Chad Tindel

Reverse proxy vs. API gateway: Key differences explained

Reverse proxies and API gateways share many similarities. This post helps you understand how these technologies differ and when to use each one.
April 17, 2024
5
min read
Sam Richard
Sam Richard

Lunda.ai manages connections to Vonage, Whisper, and Llama with ngrok

Discover Lunda.ai's innovative approach to sales coaching using AI, powered by ngrok for seamless integration and rapid development.
April 3, 2024
3
min read
Team ngrok
Team ngrok

What is VPC peering?

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) peering is a method that allows two VPCs to connect and communicate. Get an overview of VPC peering here.
April 2, 2024
3
min read
Russ Savage
Russ Savage

ngrok Introduces Network Traffic Inspection - Available directly from the dashboard

Our new network traffic inspector provides network traffic observability for all endpoints. A modern PCAP in the cloud.
March 27, 2024
5
min read
Chad Tindel
Chad Tindel

Transform connectivity with ngrok: A strategic edge for modern enterprises

Learn how ngrok redefines digital transformation, offering strategic advantages in security, efficiency, and innovation for modern enterprises.
March 21, 2024
5
min read
Abdirahman Osman
Abdirahman Osman

Introducing support for the Kubernetes Gateway API in the ngrok Kubernetes Operator

Get all the benefits of ngrok with Kubernetes: effortless configuration, environment independence, security with resiliency, and acceleration.
March 18, 2024
7
min read
Natasha Jarus
Natasha Jarus

Drive application performance and stability with global rate limiting

Master application stability and performance with ngrok's rate limiting, ensuring fair resource distribution and preventing overload.
March 18, 2024
5
min read
Sam Richard
Sam Richard

How the Maige.app team uses ngrok to supercharge their shipping velocity

Discover how the team at Maige accelerates open-source development by automating GitHub workflows, showcasing ngrok's impact on shipping speed.
March 14, 2024
3
min read
Joel Hans
Joel Hans

AI meets privacy: ngrok's secure bridge to customer data

Explore how ngrok enhances AI development by enabling secure, direct access to customer data, ensuring data integrity and privacy.
March 13, 2024
13
min read
Karthik Krishnaswamy
Karthik Krishnaswamy

Ogre.run tames the dependency beast in AI development with ngrok

Discover how Ogre.run leverages ngrok to support modern AI development dependency management, boosted productivity, and simplified deployment.
March 12, 2024
3
min read
Nijiko Yonskai
Nijiko Yonskai

Introducing new domains for the ngrok global network

Discover ngrok's new domains: ngrok.pizza for free users and ngrok.pro for premium. Enable HTTP/HTTPS connections outside the HSTS preload list.
March 11, 2024
3
min read
Team ngrok
Team ngrok

Device gateway: A brief introduction

Device gateway is at the heart of the communication between your sensors, computers, and network systems. Let's learn more in this post.
March 8, 2024
3
min read
Kamaldeen Lawal
Kamaldeen Lawal

React CRUD: An Introductory Guide

With this detailed guide, you now have a clearer understanding of the mechanism of CRUD to build modern React web applications.
March 5, 2024
13
min read
Team ngrok
Team ngrok

What is a site-to-site VPN?

Check out this comprehensive site-to-site VPN guide. Site-to-site VPN provides secure connections for distant offices and networks.
March 4, 2024
3
min read
Team ngrok
Team ngrok

Vulnerability management for customer-controlled environments

Explore vulnerability management in cloud apps, focusing on SaaS accessing customer databases in BYOC environments, with security and compliance insights.
February 29, 2024
5
min read
Mandy Hubbard
Mandy Hubbard

Introducing JWT validation for your API

ngrok's developer-defined API gateway introduces support for JWT validation. Learn about ngrok's implementation and how to add JWT validation to your API endpoints.
February 26, 2024
3
min read
Jonathan Stacks
Jonathan Stacks

What makes the ngrok Kubernetes Ingress Controller different?

Explore how ngrok's Kubernetes Ingress Controller uniquely operates behind NAT, simplifies software management, supports dev/prod parity with powerful modules, and more.
February 22, 2024
5
min read
Nijiko Yonskai
Nijiko Yonskai

Introducing ngrok's Traffic Policy module

Discover ngrok's Traffic Policy module: a powerful tool for managing traffic across platforms using CEL and JSON/YAML, offering flexible configurations and advanced logic.
February 21, 2024
5
min read
Nijiko Yonskai
Nijiko Yonskai

Introducing ngrok’s developer-defined API Gateway: Shifting the paradigm of API delivery

ngrok's API gateway includes traffic routing, JWT authentication and authorization for API security, rate limiting for ensuring fairness, preventing resource exhaustion of origin services, and flexible request/response manipulation - all powered by our new traffic policy engine.
February 15, 2024
3
min read
Mandy Hubbard
Mandy Hubbard

Harness the power of AI and machine learning: Revolutionize data accessibility with ngrok

Explore how ngrok enables AI and ML by simplifying access to customer data, allowing for seamless, secure, and efficient development of new LLMs.
February 5, 2024
5
min read