As industries increase IoT adoption and more solutions are positioned for rollout, IoT security has emerged as a concern for many customers. Watson IoT Platform is secure by design and all customers have access to robust security features designed to protect IoT Devices, Applications and Data. At the same time, not all IoT solutions are the same; some have unique security needs or specific sensitivities that require careful analysis, planning and preparation.
IBM is introducing new Advanced Security IoT service capabilities that extend Watson IoT Platform with Threat Intelligence for IoT. Customers may now visualize critical risks in the IoT landscape and create policy-driven mitigation actions to automate operational responses for millions of devices.
Generally Available on January 16, 2017, our new Advanced Security plan for the Watson IoT Platform will enable customers to access Advanced Security IoT service capabilities. The Advanced Security plan uses data exchanged metrics consistent with the existing Watson IoT Platform Standard plan. The new Advanced Security capabilities are included in Watson IoT Platform Lite Plan which includes 100 MB data exchanged for free every month enabling you to easily explore advanced security capabilities before switching to an Advanced Security plan subscription.
The Advanced Security price plan offers tiered pricing for data exchanged. Details for Bluemix Public are included below.
As of March 1, 2017, the service tile will be removed from the Bluemix Public catalog and you will no longer be able to provision new Mobile Quality Assurance instances. However, existing instances will continue to be supported.
We are excited that IBM Bluemix Container Service is going to be based on Kubernetes. With the move toward Kubernetes, the Active Deploy service (Beta) will be retired. We encourage you to use the rolling deployments feature native to Kubernetes, or use Cloud Foundry native capabilities or open source solutions for Cloud Foundry application deployments.