Tag Archives: Architecture

Are messaging hubs an anti-pattern?

I have worked over the last decade with many customers who were consolidating their MQ footprint. It’s a familiar pattern – there are many queue managers, they tend to be lightly loaded, why not consolidate to a central hub? Now … Continue reading

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IBM MQ Security Requirements Questionnaire

Over the years I have often been asked for security templates and other canned assets to help make MQ security planning, implementation, and operation easier. These often become the source material for conference presentations, articles and videos.  Some of these … Continue reading

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Managing CA-signed certificates

MQ Admins are getting serious about TLS channels these days, but it isn’t always easy because there’s a fairly steep learning curve.  Though there is plenty of documentation for the MQ aspects, and for X.509 and TLS itself, very little … Continue reading

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Avoiding reputational damage

Everyone knows that data breaches are expensive.  Security venders never tire of telling us exactly how expensive breaches are, on a per-incident or per-record basis.  In the case of a large retail brand, a breach can make a significant dent … Continue reading

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Must-read article – Secure Software: 'See No Evil' is Not a Strategy

Given that software currently enables or imperils most aspects of our buying, selling, and communicating, it is time that responsible people acknowledge that this is a massive problem, and stop looking in the opposite direction. “See No Evil” is not … Continue reading

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Question about benefits of WMQ Clustering

Here’s an email question I received today and my response: Does IBM have any write up for the advantage of using mq clustering vs non clustering setup? I am trying to get our application teams on board with using clustering. … Continue reading

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