JAMES MURPHY

Notification of changes: Increased default security via TLS for IBM Watson IoT Platform

As our continued effort to increase security built into the IBM Watson IoT Platform, we have an important notification for our customers. Notification: On or after May 2017, Transport Level Security (TLS) will be the default connection security setting for devices and gateways  connecting via MQTT to new organizations You can read more about the details of these...  Continue reading Notification of changes: Increased default security via TLS for IBM Watson IoT Platform

Messaging Server Certificate Management – now available in Watson IoT Platform

The Watson IoT Platform provides a secure messaging server certificate by default.  However, you now have the flexibility to add a certificate for your specific IoT deployment. The server certificate is used for the server-side authentication on your Watson IoT Platform domain.  It is used only for platform to device MQTT messaging. If you already have a...  Continue reading Messaging Server Certificate Management – now available in Watson IoT Platform

Increasing the trust of your IoT deployment – mutual TLS support

You can now leverage client side certificates within the Watson IoT Platform. This means that if you have devices that already have certificates embedded you can make use of that additional security measure. You can view and manage the installed certificates directly from the Watson IoT Platform UI. Client-side certificates offer another way of defining identity...  Continue reading Increasing the trust of your IoT deployment – mutual TLS support

Custom Roles available in the Watson IoT Platform!

We have added even more security controls to the Watson IoT Platform! Custom roles are now available. Roles are sets of permissions that you can use to grant or restrict access to specific operations. You can use roles to manage permissions for groups of users, applications, and gateways.  As mentioned before the Watson IoT Platform...  Continue reading Custom Roles available in the Watson IoT Platform!

Watson IoT Platform – Security Dashboard and Policies beta now open to all!

Thanks to all of those people and companies who registered for the closed beta and provided feedback. If you were interested in the beta but you didn’t have a chance to participate, you are in luck! We have now opened up the capabilities under ‘experimental features’ within the Watson IoT Platform. Our previous blog provides...  Continue reading Watson IoT Platform – Security Dashboard and Policies beta now open to all!

Watson IoT Platform – Security Dashboard and Policies beta – Live!

I’m pleased to announce that the beta of the IBM Watson IoT Platform Security Dashboard and Policies is now live! These new features will help companies who are deploying and managing IoT devices have the visibility and control that they need to keep their IoT deployments safe and secure. We recently asked people to sign-up...  Continue reading Watson IoT Platform – Security Dashboard and Policies beta – Live!