What is IBM DataPower Gateway?

IBM DataPower® Gateway helps organizations meet the security and integration needs of a digital business in a single multi-channel gateway. It provides security, control, integration and optimized access to a full range of mobile, web, application programming interface (API), service-oriented architecture (SOA), B2B and cloud workloads.

The new DataPower Gateway IDG X2 physical appliance delivers up to 2X the performance of IBM DataPower Gateway (IDG) with next generation hardware architecture. It also provides a flash drive with 2X higher capacity than IDG and 2X 10GbE network ports. IDG X2 accelerates application responsiveness and increases workload capacity, which is critical for higher performance and/or for running additional tenants with governance and a lower TCO.

How customers use it

Monitoring and management

Deep content introspection at wire speeds and service request and response monitoring support an attractive platform for centralized management and control.


XML threat protection and security

DataPower appliances deliver a robust XML firewall for the enterprise, using sophisticated checks.

XML threat protection and security

Application-aware routing and data aggregation

The DataPower appliance enables the classification of data requests based on service and application-level information.

Application-aware routing and data aggregation


A single multi-channel gateway platform

Secure, integrate, control and optimize delivery of workloads across multiple channels including: mobile, API, web, SOA, B2B and cloud.

Converged policy enforcement and advanced security

Allows a single entry point to protect and use consistent security policies across business channels – reducing operating costs and improving security.

Configuration-driven policy creation and flexible user experience

Help reduce time to market, improve productivity and scale expertise.

A purpose-built, DMZ-ready and extensible platform

Enables business agility, physical security, drop-in deployment and simplified management – lowering total cost of ownership.

DataPower Operations Dashboard

Designed for centralized troubleshooting and real-time operational visibility to accelerate problem determination and resolution.


Enterprise-grade security gateway

Enterprise-grade security with the highest level of security assurance certification for mission-critical enterprise applications.

Simplified integration

Provides high-speed any-to-any message transformation, transport protocol bridging, database connectivity, mainframe connectivity and content-based routing to quickly and securely connect service.

Reduced cost and complexity

A single, “drop-in” gateway helps simplify the topology, reduce development costs and simplify operations, resulting in cost savings and reduced risk.

Smart insights and troubleshooting

An advanced operations console for near real-time visibility of transactions and centralized operations enables faster problem determination and operational resiliency.

Product versions

IBM DataPower Gateway – Physical

All-in-one DMZ-ready with physical security, provides increased capacity, performance and serviceability to meet mission-critical infrastructure requirements.

IBM DataPower Gateway – Virtual

Provides flexibility and elasticity for hypervisor and cloud deployments by offering the capabilities of IBM® DataPower® Gateway in a virtual appliance.

Customer success stories

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