IBM Announces Next Generation of DataPower Appliances

Robert 17.10.2014

IBM has released a statement of direction that outlines plans to deliver a renamed and enhanced IBM DataPower Gateway appliance.

The new single appliance will utilise an extensible and modular architecture to offer the functionality that is provided by three existing products: WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45, WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 and WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62.

The complete Statement of Direction can be read here.

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Disabling SSL v3 in DataPower

Robert 18.10.2014

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Details of the New IBM DataPower Gateway

Robert 17.10.2014

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 […]

Datapower Firmware v7.1

Robert 17.10.2014

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DataPower and the Shellshock BASH Bug

Robert 26.09.2014

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Inflating Compressed XML with DataPower

Robert 16.09.2014

When sending large amounts of XML data in a message, it is often preferable to compress the XML and attach it as a base64 string, rather than adding the XML directly in the message. This can, however, create problems if the content of the compressed XML must be read during the transaction. By using the […]

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