Secure gateway to the Internet of Things and high-performance mobile messaging

Unlock possibilities with IBM IoT MessageSight
Designed for the Internet of Things and mobile environments.

IBM® IoT MessageSight provides secure, rapid, bi-directional messaging for the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile environments. IBM IoT MessageSight delivers the performance, value and simplicity you need to accommodate the growing number of mobile devices and sensors.

IBM IoT MessageSight helps you open new up mobile use cases with low latency bi-directional control. You can push secure information to mobile apps and enable a more interactive, immersive experience.

IBM IoT MessageSight is suitable for both private and public cloud infrastructures. It can be deployed to Linux environments using CentOS or RedHat Linux, virtualization environments such as VMware, and cloud environments including IBM SoftLayer, Amazon and Azure.

IBM IoT MessageSight provides:


Developer-friendly APIs and libraries


Scalability and high performance

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Secure gateway to the Internet of Things and high-performance mobile messaging

Enhancements in 2.0 include:

Increased scalability.  Cluster multiple instances to scale to unprecedented levels.

RESTful administration API. Making administration easier with remote scripting.

Deployment: Linux, Docker.  Giving you flexibility to deploy how and where you want.

Cloud Deployment: Deploy to Azure in addition to IBM SoftLayer and Amazon.

Security: black list rogue client certificates.  Using Certificate Revocation Lists to prevent unauthorised access.

Performance enhancements for persistent transactions.

High availability enhancements.  Increased distanced between HA pairs with encrypted communication.

New licensing option for high-availability configurations.  Making HA configurations more affordable.

Plug in point to support additional protocols.  Support a legacy or custom protocol.

Enhancements in 1.2 include:

IBM IoT MessageSight V1.2 introduced a virtual edition for deployment to private and public cloud environments for development, test and production use.

You can deploy to VMware environments with the VMware image and quickly deploy to SoftLayer with the CCI image for development and test—then use the SoftLayer bare metal image to go into production. 

There is also an image that allows you to deploy IBM IoT MessageSight to the Amazon cloud. 

Improved security. OAuth support, Lightweight Third-Party Authentication (LTPA) single sign on, and enhanced group management.

Message management. Expiry, discard and dynamic policies.

Industry-standard MQTT v3.1.1 support with value-added features, such as shared subscriptions.

Protocol plug-in technical preview to extend the reach of IBM IoT MessageSight by creating a custom protocol handler.

Improvements to monitoring: SNMP, new filters, queries, and statistics.

Improved dashboard: Charting and statistics making it simpler to manage.

Enhanced serviceability: Log file rotation, purging and offloading remote syslog support.

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