What is IBM MQ Advanced?

For enterprises that want to seize more opportunity, MQ Advanced is the answer. Protect your growing volumes of data with superior security, including true end-to-end encryption. More easily implement reliable business continuity mechanisms to stay up and running. And collaborate with others by sharing data through blockchain and easily transferring files between systems to also modernize your infrastructure.

MQ Advanced expertly handles the connectivity and security of complex, enterprise-level applications and data so you can spend more time on innovation. And it deploys everywhere MQ does — in the cloud, on the appliance, through on-premises software and on IBM z/OS® mainframe.

Three reasons to trust MQ Advanced

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End-to-end encryption

Powerfully protect your company and customers, more easily manage compliance and reduce related costs, and increase audit confidence.

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Business continuity

Implement an easy and effective failover plan, remove your network storage costs and eliminate any potential single points of failure.

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Confident collaboration

Exchange data with third parties in a trusted environment that includes native support for IBM Blockchain and Salesforce integration.

Product versions

Consider these IBM MQ product versions

IBM MQ on the cloud

Deploy IBM MQ across clouds for a common messaging backbone. Gain assurance and peace of mind, while connecting to your existing on-premises MQ infrastructure.

IBM MQ Appliance

Get IBM MQ scalability and security and a high-specification appliance’s simplicity, convenience and low TCO. Ideal for clients consolidating their MQ estate.

IBM MQ for z/OS

With custom code designed for IBM z/OS®, IBM MQ is the best way to transfer data on the mainframe. Get the stability, reliability and security-rich messaging that can be used as the foundation of your business.


Simplify, accelerate and facilitate the reliable exchange of data with a security-rich messaging solution for cloud, mobile, IoT and on premises environments. Trusted for over 25 years by the world's most successful enterprises.

Data protection through end-to-end message security

An insurer uses IBM MQ Advanced to protect customer data through end-to-end message encryption, helping ensure data travels safely and prove compliance with GDPR.

What’s new with MQ V9.1

Manage MQ in a cloud-native way

New REST APIs and web-based administration accelerate the management and embedding of MQ within DevOps technologies to increase the agility in your development environment.

Build a hybrid cloud messaging platform

Comprehensive support for cloud platforms, such as IBM Cloud Public, IBM Cloud Private, OpenShift, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, lets you choose the cloud provider that’s right for you.

Simplify your messaging resilience

The new replicated data queue manager (RDQM) feature provides the simplified high availability of a resilient queue manager without the need for highly available network storage.

Enhance your connectivity

As your business grows, you have more systems with more connectivity requirements. MQ offers a wide range of connectivity for developers and now includes messaging patterns.

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