IBM Sterling Secure Proxy
Capabilities and Benefits

Secure and Protect Your Network with Secure Proxy

IBM Sterling Secure Proxy offers a range of capabilities that secure and protect your network, including:

Application proxy

  • The application proxy resides within the DMZ and shields against potential threats.
  • The proxy supports all IBM file transfer products (Sterling Connect:Direct, Sterling B2B Integrator, and others) in addition to multiple DMZ environments and protocols (FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH/SFTP and PeSIT).

Authentication services

  • The authentication services function allows for a customizable login portal with a self-service password management feature for your trading partners.
  • Also, the service utilizes multifactor authentication (user ID, certificate and IP address) to ensure strict controls and validation of partners within the DMZ.
  • This service authenticates the partner prior to information being passed in and out of the DMZ.
  • Additionally, the authentication services support individual sign-on while integrated with you current security infrastructure.


  • Provides a centralized configuration environment that distributes specified rules to several engines running within the DMZ.
  • This allows for greater scalability of the system and the associated file transfer environment.

Firewall navigation best practices

  • As one of the most important capabilities, firewall navigation best practices eliminates vulnerabilities in the firewall by ensuring files, user credentials and information are not stored in the DMZ.
  • Additionally, this feature enforces security policies on an internal and external level.

Perimeter security

  • This function blocks direct communications between internal and external sessions by creating breaks in the DMZ utilizing SSL or TLS. It enforces session limits while providing a data encryption guard against malicious DoS attacks.
  • Furthermore, this feature inspects sensitive control information and allows you to configure error handling for any infringements that may occur.

Your Partner for IBM Sterling Secure Proxy

Through this solution and our consulting services, Lightwell can help you with a wide range of managed file transfer needs. Learn about our IBM Sterling Secure Proxy consulting services.

Regardless of the size of your operation, we can help you procure, deploy, manage and support the solution that is right for you.

Contact Lightwell to discuss your secure file transfer system needs and establish a plan that will protect your business and purchase the software.