IBM Watson IoT Platform adds Advanced Security capability and price plan.

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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.

Advanced Security IoT service capabilities are also available for IBM Watson IoT Platform Dedicated and Local service offerings, refer to Software Announcement 217-031, dated January 10, 2017.

Advanced Security Price Plan

The data exchanged metric for the Advanced Security plan offers a tiered pricing model that decreases as volumes increase.

  • 1 MB to 449,999 MB (~450GB) charged at $0.0013 per MB exchanged
  • Above 450,000 MB to 6,999,999 MB (~7TB) charged at $0.00091 per MB exchanged
  • 7,000,000 MB and above (~7TB) charged at $0.000182 per MB exchanged


It’s easy to explore how this applies to your IoT Project with the IBM Bluemix Pricing Calculator.

The current IBM Watson IoT Lite Plan and Standard Plan remain and offer customers additional choices. It is easy to migrate your project between Plans with only one click!


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