IBM® Connect:Direct® contains
security consisting of user authentication and user proxies that enable you to control who has
access to the IBM Connect:Direct server and
what actions they are allowed to perform.
Connect:Direct Secure Plus
For a more complete, full-security solution, the Connect:Direct Secure Plus is included. This option of IBM Connect:Direct enables you to select the security protocol to use to secure data during electronic transmission: Transport Layer Security (TLS) or Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL). These protocols provide three levels of security:
For further security of your IBM Connect:Direct network, you can use Sterling Secure Proxy as an application proxy in your DMZ. When used as a reverse proxy, Secure Proxy ensures that the node has the authority to connect. If the node is authorized, the proxy provides a session break and establishes a new connection to connect to the IBM Connect:Direct node inside the company.