Watson IoT Platform disabling TLS 1.0

As part of our commitment to security, Watson IoT Platform will be shortly withdrawing support for TLS 1.0.  This helps us align with industry best practices for security and data integrity. The Watson IoT Platform will continue to support TLS 1.1 and 1.2 and clients using TLS 1.0 must upgrade to 1.1 or higher. What is TLS? TLS...  Continue reading Watson IoT Platform disabling TLS 1.0

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

Free quota increase in Watson Internet of Things Platform Lite Plan

The Watson Internet of Things Platform Lite Plan new quota is now live! Free of charge, you get: 500 registered devices (previously 20) 500 application bindings (previously 10) 200MB of each data exchanged, data analyzed and edge data analyzed (previously 100MB) The new Lite Plan will allow you to build a more comprehensive proof of concept for your IoT application. Continue reading Free quota increase in Watson Internet of Things Platform Lite Plan

Announcing improved load balancing for applications (Beta)

I'm pleased to announce improved load balancing for applications within the Watson IoT Platform. The IoT Platform extends MQTT 3.1.1 with shared subscriptions.  This allows you to have multiple instances of an application connect to the platform and share out the message workload between them.  This ability to add more instances of an application allows you...  Continue reading Announcing improved load balancing for applications (Beta)

Edge Analytics SDK now available

I'm pleased to announce that we have released our Edge Analytics SDK! Edge Analytics enables data processing and analytical computations to be performed close to the source instead of waiting for data to be sent back to a centralized location. These analytical services can run on gateways, industrial computers, routers or servers...  Continue reading Edge Analytics SDK now available

Changes to Application status API for applications

Application Status API changes We are making some changes to application status messages published to the application monitor topic.  We want to ensure that you are aware of these changes, in case you are depending on the existing behavior and need to make changes to your applications to ensure they continue working as expected. Note that these changes...  Continue reading Changes to Application status API for applications

IBM Watson IoT Platform Information Management – Beta

I have some very exciting news to share about some great new features added to IBM Watson IoT Platform. If you need to work with a large and diverse range of device types and versions, our new Information Management capabilities help you to simplify your applications by decoupling them from the complexities of how...  Continue reading IBM Watson IoT Platform Information Management – Beta

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