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IBM DataPower Gateway

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IBM DataPower Gateway is a single multi-channel gateway designed to help provide 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.

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IBM DataPower Gateway review by Richard W.
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"Robust, Fast, Complex"

What do you like best?

The efficiency and speed of which DataPower processes requests is up there. In all my experience with working with physical DataPower appliances (XB62, IDG, X152), I"ve never had to worry about CPU/memory/disk space usage. Definitely helps me sleep at night. Super easy to setup basic proxies, SSL validation.

What do you dislike?

I'm not the best at XSLT, and a lot of the transformations require that. Converting from XSLT <-> JSON has been difficult (using JSON X), but I believe there are some actions in the 2018 instance that is supposed to make that easier, looking forward to it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

DataPower is super secure, and a total workhorse

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Edge security, authenticating API calls and requests between external and internal systems.

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IBM DataPower Gateway review by Bryant S.
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"Secure gateway for b2b transactions"

What do you like best?

It is important that our customers connect to a DMZ external gateway and not our internal network. Datapower allows us to have just that. We are currently onboarding 900 trading partners to datapower for AS2/SFTP transactions.Datapower has proved reliable and secure.

What do you dislike?

We have the linux vm version of datapower running on hyper-v. It has been very difficult to get set up. We would like IBM to have images for this version like they do with vmware.

Recommendations to others considering the product

buy appliance or use vmware

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

growing our b2b transactions by 19x over the next year. Datapower has allowed for our growth and large amount of transactions.

What iPaaS solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
IBM DataPower Gateway review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Best Gateway tool for Transforming and Processing millions of transactions without a glitch"

What do you like best?

The best thing is the support for the Multi-Protocol gateway. It doesn't matter if you are SOAP, REST, MQ or legacy based system, DataPower can process each without any problem. The conversion of SOAP to JSON and vice versa is handled very well in the box itself. It's Wire speed, top-notch security and ability to process millions of transactions make it a perfect Gateway tool for any company.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve is pretty steep for this tool. We really struggled for finding a resource who is well versed with the tool and knows it inside out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Providing a secure gateway to the clients outside the company who want to make a call to any of our services and also providing a DMZ zone for the services which are going out of our company to hit external clients API's.

IBM DataPower Gateway review by robert h.
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"My review"

What do you like best?

Can be used by a wide range of skill sets from beginner to expert. While its useful to be an xslt guru, most things can be done with the gateway (javascript-ish) scripts. Once you get a baseline set of flows, look towards automation to remove any user errors.

What do you dislike?

The new user interface stinks. I prefer the old web-gui.

Recommendations to others considering the product

plan carefully. It can take significant effort to migrate to new flows.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had uncontrolled access to backend databases through web services. Now, we can allow external business partners to access data as they need it.

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Executive Sponsor
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"Use as a security gateway"

What do you like best?

Ease of use - multiple connection options - many different options for hardware - good security patterns. Ease of use for setting up different integration patterns. Deployment options are easy. Use for XML transformations are good, easy and highly performant

What do you dislike?

The cost of the appliance is high compared to open source or software based solutions like Kong and Layer7. Some of the deployment options are not as intuitive as others.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use DataPower as a secuirty gateway and service bus. There are many viable integrations with data stores, security patterns (AAA) and XML transformations. The security components are quick and integrate nicely with LDAP and other stores. The services are fairly simple to create.

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Administrator in Defense & Space
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"Power, secure and easy to use"

What do you like best?

I like the user interface and api options for managing the device. The configurations are easy to use and the documentation support for the gateway has greatly improved over the past few years.

What do you dislike?

I prefer the webgui interface. The other is still very buggy at times although in the long run I think it will be better because it doesn't have the nested configs like the webgui.

Recommendations to others considering the product

IBM is THE solution for XML security, REST and SOAP. The integration modules make integration extremely easy and secure.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use DataPower Gateway as XML firewall for XML, SOAP and REST services to provide secure integration with external and internal business partners.

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Jeff K.
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"Excellent json and xml transformations with security"

What do you like best?

Datapower is excellent for standing up SOAP or REST based services with excellent support for security, encryption, and transformation.

What do you dislike?

The web ui can be slow to load. It would also be nice to have a wizard for building a REST service without api connect

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Services to enable application to application integration

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Hari G.
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"Best Gate Way"

What do you like best?

Security for APIs , Multi protocol support, Routing algoritm, Speed of processing and Load Balancing capabilities and self balancing capabilities.

What do you dislike?

Service lelvel statics and monitoring. No simple configural options for service level monitoring.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure Gateway

Load Balancing our IIB landscape.

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Magendran G.
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"DataPower performance"

What do you like best?

High performance

Low Latency

Responsive support

Integrates to to MQ and Webservices easily

Multi protocol support

Secure

What do you dislike?

Steep learning curve

Require in depth knowledge to gain full value

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

B2B Integration

API Connect Gateway

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Kedarinath P.
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"A Gateway which is Simple , Straightforward and Smart"

What do you like best?

Reliability

Wire Speed

Security

Gateway Management

What do you dislike?

Implementation of OAUTH policy

Yet to support for TLS v1.3 and HTTP 2.0

Updated UI not very intuitive

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure all the incoming traffic into our enterprise

IBM DataPower Gateway review by scott s.
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"Enterprise Application Integration Lead"

What do you like best?

speed & realibility of the appliance, built-in security

What do you dislike?

slow pace of providing fix patches for issues we have found

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

real time integration across applications, products & external partners

API gateway functionality

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Somesh A.
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"DataPower for all"

What do you like best?

Its the best integration product we have used

What do you dislike?

Monitoring is not that great. Cannot install any monitoring software even if its IBM

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It protects our services, XML Injection attacks, DDOS attacks

IBM DataPower Gateway review by vincent c.
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"Datapower is the best"

What do you like best?

Everything is very easy and powerful. Love the security features and ease of use!

What do you dislike?

debugging is sometimes difficult and buggy. Probe works time to time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

AAA ... security. Orcehstration.

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Administrator in Insurance
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"DataPower Gateway's are reliable."

What do you like best?

The ability to use the plugin ODR with the DMGR.

What do you dislike?

There are quite a few but one of the major issue is recntly the physical DataPower devices are very unstable and we have had a few production issues and the support could be better too.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are hosting all our integration code on the DataPower devices.

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Michael S.
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"Datapower"

What do you like best?

Analytics.

Low Latency.

High performance.

What do you dislike?

Skills are very hard to find.

Steep learning curve.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

API Management

Secure connections

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Hari Krishna V.
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"Security edge"

What do you like best?

security, performance, ease of use, integration

What do you dislike?

reboots and devops, automation, promotion of code

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

security gateway

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Administrator
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"Works well but needs automation"

What do you like best?

The stability of the product and the ability to process millions of transactions without any problem.

What do you dislike?

The lack of automation out of the box to manage across multiple gateways.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to expose , secure, transform, & route to web services.

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Administrator
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"Easy but complex at the same time"

What do you like best?

Configurations are straightforward once knowledge is acquired. Datapower provides many useful tools for use.

What do you dislike?

Inflexibility in some areas and some of the error codes are vague. Small changes can bring down the whole gateway.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security and routing.

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Executive Sponsor
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"API "

What do you like best?

A gateway for all external parties to connect into our environment. Very stable

What do you dislike?

Efficiency of publishing APIs that were developed

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As we move applications to cloud we are using this gateway to integrate with our environment

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Administrator
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"Datapower Review"

What do you like best?

Stable product, we have been using it for years in production.

What do you dislike?

New UI, still prefer web console.Thank you for keep it available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security Gateway for the enterprise, where we enfornce global policies.

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Administrator
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"Excellent Security Tool"

What do you like best?

It provides the security needed and has the ease of use needed by the administrators and the developers.

What do you dislike?

The lack of logging capability is annoying

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Applications connectivity; Security of data transmission.

IBM DataPower Gateway review by User
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"We have been using IBM Datapower as the service gateway of many of our applications"

What do you like best?

DDOS, XML Parsing at machine speed, stability.

What do you dislike?

Developing applicaitons on top Datapower seems to be a challenge

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been using IBM Datapower Gateway as the application of web applications, services

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Administrator
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"Performance"

What do you like best?

The DP appliance is powerfull hardware to facility the work with integration, offer services, connect bussiness

What do you dislike?

The provider dont have many experience about producto and implementation

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Show service to external network

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Administrator in Retail
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"fast and secure"

What do you like best?

I like its ease of use , fast and secure , performace

What do you dislike?

not cloud ready ( ?? ) performace issues with non applinace versions , and new GUI

Recommendations to others considering the product

nope

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DMZ secuirty , Integration ,

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Internal Consultant
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"DP RVW"

What do you like best?

Processing power and security option in appliance

What do you dislike?

UI is cumbersome at times and can be difficult to naviagete

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Edge Secuirty for API traffics

IBM DataPower Gateway review by Consultant
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"Powerful as a central Web Service Gateway"

What do you like best?

Offers many possibilities to secure Web Services

What do you dislike?

Licensing for Cloud Use still needs improvement

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Web Servce Gateway

Security - Authentication, Authorization, Threat Protection

IBM DataPower Gateway review by User
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"Datapower Gateway"

What do you like best?

Full featured product with lot of capabilities, transformations, integrations etc

What do you dislike?

MPG, still no support for REST endpoints

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Routing, gateway

IBM DataPower Gateway review by User
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"datapower as api gateway"

What do you like best?

performance and security are the main strengths

What do you dislike?

APIM and APIC made it too complicated to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

enabling APIs

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