API Connect gateway types
IBM® API Connect provides two gateway types, DataPower® API Gateway and DataPower Gateway (v5 compatible).
DataPower API Gateway
The DataPower API Gateway has been designed with APIs in mind, and with the same security focus as DataPower Gateway (v5 compatible). Where DataPower Gateway (v5 compatible) was built for flexibility, DataPower API Gateway is built specifically for the API use case, with resulting performance benefits.
DataPower API Gateway was built and optimized for the cloud. Use this gateway if you are running applications in a public or private cloud and want to expose them as APIs.
DataPower Gateway (v5 compatible)
DataPower Gateway (v5 compatible) provides compatibility with the IBM DataPower Gateway that was provided with IBM API Connect Version 5 and earlier releases.
Consider using DataPower Gateway (v5 compatible) if you are an existing DataPower user and want to utilize your DataPower resources and knowledge.
|Feature||DataPower Gateway (v5 compatible)||DataPower API Gateway|
|OAuth provider||Full OAuth 2.0 Support||Full OAuth 2.0 Support|
|OpenID Connect||Supported through a template||Supported natively|
|Conditional policies||if, operation-switch, switch||switch|
|Activity logging||Implicitly executed at the end of API assembly||Configured in the API design, outside of the API assembly.|
|Parse policy (threat detection)||No||Yes|
|Support for mutual TLS (mTLS)||Yes||Yes|