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August 22, 2016

Securing Custom Domains with Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a certificate authority that allows users to certify their domains, free of charge. If you would like your Bluemix application to serve from a custom domain and support HTTPS, this post explains how to do it with a SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt.

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June 15, 2016

Secure Gateway and API Connect replacing Cloud Integration

We’ll soon deprecate the Cloud Integration service in Bluemix. As the deprecation process kicks off, we encourage you to begin migrating your production workloads to Secure Gateway and API Connect as soon as possible.

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August 22, 2016

Securing Custom Domains with Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a certificate authority that allows users to certify their domains, free of charge. If you would like your Bluemix application to serve from a custom domain and support HTTPS, this post explains how to do it with a SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt.

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May 2, 2016

New Methods for Securing Containers

Although container technology has been used in the hosting market for nearly two decades as a cheap, dense hypervisor replacement, now that it's hitting mainstream use cases, parties with various vested interests have been trying to portray them as insecure (or at least less secure than hypervisors). However, based on the hosting market experience, where root within the container was sold to any comer for a few dollars a month, we can see based on the exploit history that such fears look to be not well founded.

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April 5, 2016

Announcing IBM Access Trail Beta Released on Bluemix Public

Security professionals need an easy way to gain visibility into their Cloud ecosystems in order to detect and investigate anomalies for possible security breaches or unauthorized access. IBM has added a new service to help monitor security within your IBM cloud, IBM Access Trail. This new service is now available as a beta offering on Bluemix Public.

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April 1, 2016

Bluemix Secure Gateway = secure access to data and applications across environments

With the prevalence of hybrid cloud environments, many of our databases and applications are unreachable due to security restrictions and firewalls. We need an easy, scalable, and secure way to access these databases and systems. The Bluemix Secure Gateway Service easily enables secure access to data and applications across environments, whether it be from on-premises to the cloud, one cloud to another cloud, or just from your laptop to the cloud. This post explains the basic flow of using the Secure Gateway service and describes current and future features.

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February 17, 2016

Analyze enterprise data in real-time with Streaming Analytics + Secure Gateway

The Reaching enterprise backend with Bluemix Secure Gateway tutorial provides the building blocks on creating and configuring a Secure Gateway tunnel to enterprise data at-rest. This post extends the use case to connect IBM Streams sources and sinks to enterprise data in-motion.

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February 10, 2016

Announcing IBM Key Protect beta on Bluemix public

IBM Key Protect is an encryption key management service that offers a simple and economical key management solution for managing keys that are used to encrypt data at rest in the cloud. Key Protect manages the entire lifecycle of keys from creation through application use, key archival, and key destruction, while also enforcing separation of duties between data management and key management. Best of all, it's free for users requiring 1,000 or less keys!

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February 9, 2016

BigInsights on Cloud: Where Critical Data Goes to Achieve Enterprise-Grade Security

IBM BigInsights on Cloud is an enterprise-ready Apache Hadoop distribution designed to enable analytics on larger volumes of data more cost-effectively. Earlier in this interview series, Rohan Vaidyanathan, offering manager for BigInsights on Cloud, introduced the service and explored specific use cases for big data projects. In this installment, Rohan is joined by Katherine Franklin, program director for security and compliance, to share some important security developments around BigInsights and other Cloud Data Services offerings.

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