API Gateway

ngrok’s API gateway brings together the strengths of deployable and cloud-based solutions while giving developers control within governance and security guardrails established by Ops teams.


Hard choices, limited access: Operational friction hinders API innovation

Lack of developer control in delivering APIs results in multiple challenges for enterprises, including reduced development velocity, increased operational overhead, as well as security, performance, and availability issues due to the risk of misconfigured gateways.

Furthermore, enterprises are faced with the challenge of navigating the trade-offs between deployable and cloud-based gateways. Deployable gateways, while powerful and flexible, are complex, requiring significant time, effort, and upfront costs for deployment and maintenance. Conversely, cloud-based gateways are simple to use and offer a pay-as-you-go model but have limited features and lock you into their environment, limiting multi-cloud support.


Accelerate development velocity with ngrok’s Developer-Defined gateway

Eliminate reliance on Operations teams by enabling developer self-service and bridge the gap between deployable and cloud-based tools.

  • Bring secure connectivity to your APIs across test/dev and production environments with just one command or one function call.
  • Leverage capabilities such as JWT authentication and rate limiting using CEL and JSON-based traffic policy module.
  • Harness the power of an API gateway that is feature-rich and offers environment independence, pay-as-you-go scalability, and as-a-service simplicity.

Unlock agility

Empower Developers

Remove friction in API delivery by granting autonomy to developers while providing the governance and control required by Operations teams.

Slash operational complexity

Scale on demand. Pay only for what you use with pay-as-you-go pricing. Achieve environment independence and multi-cloud support without the need for bespoke configurations.

Reduce risk of security, performance, and availability incidents

Embed secure connectivity directly into your application to eliminate the risk of misconfigured gateways.

Robust security and controls

Enforce policies

Authenticate APIs using JWT, restrict HTTP methods, and apply policies such as IP restrictions with a powerful and flexible traffic policy engine.

JWT Authentication

Allow only authorized traffic to your APIs by offloading JWT validation to ngrok’s global network.

Monitor API traffic

Monitor events and traffic flow by forwarding ngrok traffic logs to your observability tool and audit logs of configuration changes to your SIEM.
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