Undocumented Forward Proxy of APNS & GCM Notifications using IBM Mobile Connect
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Traffic such as Apple APNS or Android GCM notifications are prime examples, although any traffic can be forwarded. IBM Mobile Connect, due to its position normally within a DMZ, has already been configured for strict security and using it to proxy traffic out from an enterprise environment may ease additional IBM Traveler or other applications utilizing push notifications.
To add a Forward Proxy function, a new HTTP Service is all that is needed. Proxying APNS, GCM and other traffic through IMC may all be handled in a single service and the supplied server URLs will act as a whitelist for allowed traffic.
For complete configuration details on this feature, see technote 7047136. Documentation for this feature will be added to the IBM
Note that for questions or comments about this new feature, or about anything related to Mobile Connect, you can also post them to the product forum at http