Transform your Mobile business using DataPower Appliances
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The new age of Mobile computing is changing our lives, allowing us to keep in touch with friends and family. Any idle moment in the day, we are using our mobile devices to read email, news, or create a to-do list (mine never seems to decrease!). We take breaks in our social gatherings to check email and share the latest viral videos. Mobile is also extending to the enterprise, enabling employees to become more productive - access information from anywhere and use geo-location services to get contextual data.
Organizations are transforming their business to focus on becoming a mobile enterprise to improve customer relationship and drive business growth. However, the "mobile enterprise" introduces new technical challenges. At the top of that list is securing your organization information - data is the new oil.
Any security solution requires a defense-in-depth approach, providing layers of security around the perimeter of your enterprise. The first level of defense occurs at the DMZ, where you can use a mobile security gateway, such as the IBM DataPower appliance to secure, control, integrate and optimize your mobile traffic before entering into your enterprises trusted zone. Unlike traditional reverse-proxy solutions, DataPower provides a rich set of functionality to provide access control, edge caching and API management.
Mobile client/server communication is based heavily upon REST using JSON/XML as the message layer over HTTP(s). DataPower appliances consume, validate, and transform JSON/XML at high-speeds and support HTTP verbs used by REST-based services. You can easily integrate your Mobile traffic to existing Web services and leverage your existing investment in SOA.
DataPower also integrates with IBM Worklight (IBM's mobile app development solution) to authenticate mobile clients and securely proxy mobile device authentication. You can learn how to integrate with IBM Worklight to secure Mobile applications in this technote "Using WebSphere DataPower as a Security Gateway for Protecting Mobile Traffic" and this Redbooks publication "Securing Your Mobile Business with IBM Worklight".
Learn more information on how DataPower can help transform your Mobile business by visiting the WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances webpage.