Basic Gateway features are available with a standard Gloo Mesh Enterprise license. To use advanced gateway features, purchase a Gloo Mesh Gateway license. When you install Gloo Mesh, use this gateway license instead of a standard Gloo Mesh Enterprise license.

For a comparison of the features you get with a Gloo Mesh Gateway license versus a standard Gloo Mesh Enterprise license or the open source, basic version of an Istio ingress gateway, see the following table.

Feature Gloo Mesh Gateway license Gloo Mesh Enterprise standard license Istio ingress
Proxy external traffic to mesh workloads
Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS)
TLS termination
Header manipulation
Retries, redirects, timeouts, and fault injection
API developer portal
Automatic service and API discovery
Advanced rate limiting
Advanced security including WAF and DLP
Advanced external authentication for OIDC, OPA, API keys, and LDAP
Request and response SOAP transformation
Advanced traffic routing and shaping, such as direct responses and route delegation