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DataPower Enhances Security and Performance for WebSphere MQ

DataPower Enhances Security and Performance for WebSphere MQ

(September 16, 2003) - The latest firmware release for the DataPower XS40 XML Security Gateway and XA35 XML Accelerator network devices include support for IBM's WebSphere MQ (formerly MQ Series) protocol. This integration, achieved in part by establishing a technology licensing relationship with IBM Corporation, enables direct access to the XML acceleration and Web services security benefits of DataPower's XAN products from MQ Series applications. Support for MQ also makes it possible to use the XS40 XML Security Gateway as a wirespeed trusted gateway between internal MQ-based Web services and external HTTP Web services. The integration is available immediately as an optional part of firmware Release 2.3.

The integration allows the XS40 and XA35 to accept messages that come across HTTP as well as MQ, extract the XML message, and process it based on its source and content. The message can undergo XML Schema validation, message-level security with WS-Security, XSLT XML transformation, XML digital signature, XML encryption, XPath routing or other XML processing. Once processed, the message is routed to the appropriate destination over either HTTP or MQ. In addition, the XS40 and XA35 accelerate IBM WebSphere MQ IntegratorXML Transformation Nodes; reducing latency and improving throughput by a factor of ten or more.

The WebSphere MQ integration is part of DataPower's Firmware Release 2.3. Release 2.3 includes other XML intelligence features including a WS-I Basic Profile1.0 compliant SOAP interface, signed message auditing, message velocity control, and bad message capture.

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