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IBM network security management services offer a better way to buy managed security services for network devices

IBM United States Services Announcement 613-008
February 12, 2013

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Providing security services for network devices on a day-to-day basis requires high-priced expertise and infrastructure that must be maintained. With IBM® network security management services, you can take advantage of IBM's security management expertise and global threat intelligence capabilities. These offerings can reduce your cost and increase the value you receive from your network security device investments.

With network security management services, IBM provides the focus and investment into the security infrastructure so that you can concentrate on your business.



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With its network security management services, IBM introduces a "better way to buy" managed security services (MSS) for Firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Unified Threat Management (UTM), and Secure Web Gateways (SWG). A better way to buy includes a single model for purchasing MSS for all of the above-mentioned devices, including yearly performance increases, flexible service models, and a low monitoring rate no matter the bandwidth of the device. As your organization grows and increases its bandwidth needs, the MSS prices will not increase. Customizable service features and service levels allow you to select exactly the service you need without paying for services you are not using.

Purchasing MSS from IBM for your network devices just became much easier and less expensive.

For a list of IBM's network security management services, refer to the Description section.



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April 2, 2013



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IBM network security management services provide a full scope of managed services for network security devices, including but not limited to Firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Unified Threat Management (UTM), and Secure Web Gateways (SWG).

These offerings are designed to help you alleviate the operational overhead associated with the day-to-day management of network security devices, as well as provide comprehensive protection for networks and servers against internal and external threats or unauthorized intrusions. They include end-to-end remote management of network security devices where IBM assumes administrative management of the technology and provides remote management from our global network of ten security operations centers. Remote management involves all administrative functions of the device, including management of the underlying operating system, patches, configurations, troubleshooting, monitoring (health, availability), and break / fix.

IBM's network security management services include:

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If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=613-008


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For pricing information, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

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