On October 1st IBM released a statement of direction outlining plans for a new appliance based on a modular architecture. The new appliance, named IBM DataPower Gateway, can be configured with B2B, Integration and ISAM modules, providing the functionality of the current XG45, XI52 and XB62 appliances in a single device. The new appliances will be shipped on November 21st and boast increased CPU and memory performance as well as a new RAID controller and faster cryptographic acceleration card.
Further Specifications include:
The latest firmware, v7.1, will deliver new standard features such as Kerberos S4U2Self functionality and an increased XML names maximum, but will also provide support for optional software modules.
The modules are available for existing DataPower appliances (see the list of supported devices below) and provide customers with the ability to upgrade the functionality of their existing infrastructure, without the need to purchase a new appliance. New DataPower Gateway appliances can be ordered with the required modules.
Users who wish to upgrade to v7.1 and not install any of the optional modules will still be able to leverage all of the existing features and functionality available before the update.
The following modules are available with firmware 7.1:
The ISAM Proxy module enables advance access enforcement of mobile and web use cases such as cloud services.
The B2B module enables secure B2B integration capabilities. The functionality of this module was previously only available on the XB62 series appliances.
This module enables integration functionality, including any-to-any message transformation, database connectivity and mainframe connectivity.
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The latest firmware for IBM DataPower appliances, v7.1 will deliver new standard features such as Kerberos S4U2Self functionality and an increased XML names maximum, but will also provide support for optional B2B, Integration and ISAM Proxy modules. Users with existing XG45, XI52 and XB62 appliances (see the list of supported devices below) will be able […]
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