There is a strong argument that all web applications and services should be using https only. If DataPower is the point of contact it makes sense to have it redirect any traffic coming from http (port 80) to https (port 443). One method to set this up in DataPower is with a Multi-Protocol Gateway service. … More Redirect http to https with DataPower
IBM DataPower Gateway Virtual Edition can be deployed on SoftLayer and used as the public entry point to your service allowing your backend servers to be on private networks. The following shows one method to configure the DataPower ethernet interfaces in this environment.