December 2008


At IBM Press, we’ve been busy getting more WebSphere books out into the marketplace.  In September we released, Application Architecture for WebSphere and now we have available, WebSphere Engineering: A Practical Guide for Support Managers and Senior Consultants.  You can check out these books by clicking on the links above which will take you to Amazon.


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IBM Press  books has just published a new book on DataPower.  IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliance Handbook is huge.   The authors present IBM DataPower information and insights that are available nowhere else. Writing for working architects, administrators, and security specialists, they draw extensively on their deep experience helping IBM customers use DataPower technologies to solve challenging system integration problems.

This is one of our biggest books and if you’re using DataPower – you’re not going to want to be without it.  Check out the table of contents:

Part I: DataPower Introduction

Chapter 1       An Introduction to DataPower SOA Appliances  3

Chapter 2       DataPower Quick Tour and Setup  21


Part II: DataPower Networking

Chapter 3       DataPower as a Network Device  45

Chapter 4       Advanced DataPower Networking  59

Chapter 5       Common DataPower Deployment Patterns  91


Part III: DataPower Services

Chapter 6       Introduction to DataPower Services  111

Chapter 7       Introduction to Services Configuration  125

Chapter 8       XML Firewall  159

Chapter 9       Multi-Protocol Gateway  193

Chapter 10     Web Service Proxy  243

Chapter 11     Proxying Web Applications with DataPower  299


Part IV: Managing DataPower

Chapter 12     Device Administration  323

Chapter 13     Alternate Management Interfaces  345

Chapter 14     Logging and Monitoring  373

Chapter 15     Build and Deploy Techniques  399


Part V: DataPower Security

Chapter 16     AAA  437

Chapter 17     Advanced AAA  477

Chapter 18     DataPower and SSL  507

Chapter 19     Web Services Security  545

Chapter 20     XML Threats  579

Chapter 21     Security Integration with WebSphere Application Server  611


Part VI: DataPower Development

Chapter 22     Introduction to DataPower Development  637

Chapter 23     Programming Within the DataPower Environment  655

Chapter 24     Real World Examples of XSLT Programming  685

Chapter 25     Development Tools  727

Chapter 26     Transforming Non-XML Data  753


Part VII: Problem Determination and Tools

Chapter 27     Problem Determination Using Built-In Tools  785

Chapter 28     Problem Determination Using External Tools  815

Chapter 29     Multiple Device Management Tools  843


Part VIII: Appendixes

Appendix A     DataPower Naming Conventions  863

Appendix B     Deployment Checklist  873

Appendix C     DataPower Evolution  877

Appendix D     Acronyms Glossary  881

Index  885