Tag Archives: Recommended Practices

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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Notes from the WSMQAdmin seminar

This post is a running capture of Q&A from the WebSphere MQ Admin seminar in Amsterdam, brought to you by WebSphere Insights and Nastel. Welcome to Amsterdam and thanks for attending!  I will continue to update it throughout the week … Continue reading

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Pub/Sub security

One of the recurring questions I receive is about the differences between queue security and pub/sub security. The email below is typical:

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Sure, its always an MQ problem. Why is that a bad thing?

One recurring theme in the MQ community is that all problems are MQ problems.  Never mind that they almost always turn out to be application, network, firewall, SAN, account maintenance, resource constraints, human error or even sabotage, it’s an MQ … Continue reading

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No such thing as a persistent queue!

The widespread usage of the phrase “persistent queue” has a negative impact because people believe that queue attribute actually does something. It’s always worth taking time to stamp out usage of that phrase wherever we find it and I’ll attempt … Continue reading

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PCI zone and non PCI zone in same DataPower box

I’ve been having PCI Déjà vu lately.  It seems the same questions keep coming up over and over.  One strategy for compliance that is nearly ubiquitous is to segregate the PCI data from the rest of the network.  In practical terms, … Continue reading

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developerWorks live chat on WMQ

developerWorks is hosting a live text chat at Noon Eastern US time on January 22nd on the topic of WMQ Best Practices.  The panel will include some folks from the WebSphere MQ online community that you may know: Chris Frank, … 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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