DataPower Gateway features

Security-rich API gateway

IBM DataPower® Gateway serves as the enterprise-grade, field-proven, security-rich API gateway available in multiple form factors. The appliance provides a high-performance, scalable gateway with a set of built-in policies for security, traffic management and mediation. It provides security policies to protect against threats, authenticate users, manage traffic and more. It is also the API gateway for the industry-leading IBM API Connect™ offering.

Enterprise-grade security gateway

IBM DataPower Gateway provides enterprise-grade security with the highest level of security assurance certification for mission-critical enterprise applications. It offers a combination of high-performance hardware acceleration, simplified deployment and ongoing management for your organization. It also provides a highly scalable reverse proxy for user access control and web single sign-on, along with enforcement of context-based access policies from IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile.

Simplified integration

This appliance provides high-speed any-to-any message transformation, transport protocol bridging, database connectivity, mainframe connectivity and content-based routing to more quickly and securely connect service consumers to providers. It enables traffic control, including flexible rate limiting and service-level agreement (SLA) enforcement. It uses advanced routing, intelligent load distribution and high-speed XML, JSON and binary transformation capabilities.

Reduced cost and complexity

IBM DataPower Gateway can help untangle costly IT complexity associated with point-to-point connectivity and integration, application and data security, API management and security, and enterprise mobility with a single “drop-in” gateway. The single, consistent configuration-driven approach to security and integration helps simplify the topology, reduce development costs and simplify operations, resulting in cost savings and reduced risk.

Enhanced portability and scaling

This appliance provides improved deployment flexibility, including on-premises, multiple cloud and hybrid options. IBM DataPower provides the same capabilities in a physical form factor or virtual gateway. It can be deployed on IBM Bluemix®, Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure or IBM SoftLayer® and can be run on Red Hat or Ubuntu in any environment, including bare-metal, virtual and cloud platforms. Secure Gateway Service provides security between Bluemix cloud services and your on-premises applications.

Smart insights and troubleshooting

You can accelerate problem diagnosis and resolution with IBM DataPower Operations Dashboard. It provides an advanced operations console for near real-time visibility into transactions and centralized operations, enabling faster problem determination and operational resiliency. The appliance also facilitates enterprise compliance and SLAs with reports, such as chargeback reporting, helping to ensure SLAs are met. Security events and configurations can also be examined.

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