We've been hard at work improving the industry leading IBM Secure Gateway Service with throughput enhancements showing up to 10x improvement! With the release of version 1.8.0 you will also find the capability for weathering server-side service updates with zero downtime and more fine-grained controls over your destination settings .
Learn all about IBM's Secure Gateway in this Q&A with Secure Gateway Software Engineer Tom Bryant
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.
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.
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.
With the release of version 1.4.0, IBM Secure Gateway for Bluemix announces a number of key changes we believe you’ll enjoy! We’re bringing you changes in the areas of infrastructure and security, high availability support for the client, the ability to support multiple gateway connections per client instance, bi-directional connections, and some UI enhancements. In case you missed our interim releases, you’ll also see new installers for MacOS & Windows.
With the release of version 1.3.2, IBM Secure Gateway for Bluemix announces the addition of the Windows client native installer to round out our portfolio of already available installers. For customers who are not interested in running Secure Gateway within a Docker client, the Windows client native installer will provide a more seamless Windows-specific experience. For further ease of use, the native installer comes with scripts for running in either a Cygwin or command shell environment.
This post is the second in a two part series on real-life production experience with Secure Gateway. In the previous post, we discussed the main challenges when setting up the gateway. In this post, we focus on the security challenges: How do you guaranty an end-to-end secure connection? What about certificates? Which firewall rules do I need to set up?
When I need a secure way to connect Bluemix applications to remote locations on-premises or in the cloud, I use the Secure Gateway service. Setting up the Secure Gateway turns out to be really straightforward, especially when using the Docker-based gateway client. Yet, when it comes to deploying and running the Secure Gateway in a real production environment, you will be facing lots of questions from your infrastructure and security guys. Does the gateway support load balancing? How do you guaranty an end-to-end secure connection? What about certificates? Which firewall rules do I need to set up? This post helps you get prepared by addressing most of them one-by-one!