The best solution for security, reliability and performance on IBM Cloud applications.
March 06, 2020

The best solution for security, reliability and performance on IBM Cloud applications.

Ramindu Deshapriya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Internet Services

IBM Cloud is being used by our organization to deploy and manage applications which mainly utilize IBM Watson services such as the Natural Language Classifier and Watson Assistant. We also use IBM Cloud to deploy applications that make use of CouchDB databases through IBM Cloudant. Through IBM Cloud Internet Services, we have been able to ensure that these applications are properly protected from external attacks.
  • Integration with IBM Cloud applications
  • Easy to manage web application firewall
  • Ease of protecting CloudFoundry applications
  • Good console UI
  • Protection for rare managed service offerings such as CouchDB through IBM Cloudant
  • Pricey
  • Weak Identity and Access Management
  • Reduced security configuration time for Internet of Things applications by more than 50%
  • Provided better security incident SLA for CouchDB databases via IBM Cloudant
  • Reduced security verification time for CloudFoundry applications by ~15%
Our organization deploys CloudFoundry and CouchDB-based applications on IBM Cloud, and the integration of IBM Cloud Internet Services has provided the levels of reliability and security that we required for these applications. Through the implementation of Web Application Firewall configurations, we were able to quickly and effectively ensure the security of our CloudFoundry applications, and through DDoS protection we were able to meet the security SLAs for these applications.
The Cloud Foundry applications we deploy to IBM Cloud directly benefit from the performance and availability features of IBM Cloud Internet Services. Through the integration of Load Balancing and caching, we have been able to increase performance and response times for web applications and web services backends. Mobile applications have benefited from caching on the web service application end, enabling us to commit to faster load times for these applications.
IBM Cloud Internet Services is the best service to use to ensure security, performance and reliability of applications deployed to IBM Cloud, as it is a service that provides in-built solutions for IBM Cloud Foundry applications. It also provides a great deal of pre-configured solutions for integration with various IBM Cloud offerings such as IBM Cloudant and IBM Internet of Things Platform.
Using IBM services in conjunction with IBM Cloud Internet Services has enabled us to greatly reduce configuration and management times of security, caching and performance enhancements for applications deployed to IBM Cloud Foundry and IBM Cloud Container Services. It also provided in-built security and performance configurations for IBM Cloudant databases, enhancing Cloudant as a managed service that we could use with our applications to serve CouchDB database needs.
IBM Cloud Internet Services is the best solution to provide security for your applications if you plan to integrate your applications with IBM Watson Services such as the Natural Language Classifier, Text-to-Speech, Speech-to-Text, Watson Assistant etc. These services are very easy to integrate and manage through IBM Cloud, and in turn, have out-of-the-box configurations for security provided by IBM Cloud Internet Services. It is not the best security solution to use if your applications are running on other cloud infrastructure providers' platforms.