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IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.1 delivers e-mail security

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-276
September 02, 2008

 
 ENUS208-276.PDF (106KB)

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Overview Overview Offering Information Offering Information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Publications Publications
Planned availability dates Planned availability dates Technical information Technical information
Description Description Ordering information Ordering information
Product positioning Product positioning Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Statement of direction Statement of direction IBM Electronic Services IBM Electronic Services
Availability of national languages Availability of national languages Prices Prices
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IBM® Lotus® Protector for Mail Security 2.1, a new Lotus offering based on proven technology from IBM Internet Security Systemstm (ISS), protects organizations from Internet-based spam, viruses, "phishing" attacks, and other malware. Deployable as either a software-only solution on a virtual server, or as a plug-and-play appliance using separately purchased hardware from IBM ISS, Lotus Protector for Mail Security offers best-of-breed technology that is easy for Domino® customers to acquire, deploy, administer, and support.

IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security:

  • Extends the IBM Lotus Domino security model to help manage e-mails that enter and leave your organization
  • Helps preserve your organization's reputation by inspecting and cleaning e-mail content before it is delivered to your employees
  • Shields recipients from the ever evolving nature of spam
  • Identifies suspected viruses before they are publicly known
  • Uses industry-leading features such as advanced heuristics, IP reputation filtering, and transport layer security (TLS) encryption, to address the needs of Domino customers
  • Works in concert with Domino to create an end-to-end security platform

 
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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.


 
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Planned availability dates
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September 2, 2008 (electronic software delivery).

September 19, 2008 (media and documentation).


 
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Description
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Notes® and Domino administrators manage some of the world's largest and most sophisticated enterprise e-mail deployments with reliability that is the gold standard for the category. Domino customers know that there is no better platform when it comes to deploying, administering, and supporting an enterprise-wide messaging and scheduling system, with multiple client types, and over complex topologies.

However, over time there has developed a second, separate layer of security-related items that need to be done in support of any e-mail system, not just Domino. Connections to the Internet introduce threats that need to be addressed, so the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) interface needs to present a locked-down posture, and filter unwanted content such as spam and viruses. At the same time, continuing growth in sheer e-mail data volume, plus the increasing regulation of corporate information, particularly compliance and legal discovery, combine to create pressures to better manage the ever-bigger part of the enterprise's data that resides in end-user mailboxes.

Most of the security needs on that second layer are not specific to Domino, or administrators possessing Domino skills; often these functions are not the responsibility of the Domino team. Typical products and solutions simply sit on the network or out at the edge, treating whatever is inside as a point process a generic SMTP stream. Often that is a sensible strategy for increasing throughput, especially when inspecting for things like spam and viruses, which can comprise of over 90% of SMTP e-mail volume.

Lotus Protector for Mail Security addresses these common e-mail security needs, and does it in a way that is consistent with the way Domino administrators operate. It places a premium on being able to interoperate with Domino's user and security frameworks, and integrates with Notes clients to present a natural user experience. Lotus Protector for Mail Security is based on technology from Internet Security Systems (ISS), a company acquired by IBM in 2006. It offers important capabilities such as IP reputation filtering, which rejects most SMTP threats before they enter the network -- relieving the need to process or manage content that has no value to an organization.

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IBM makes no representation about the Section 508 status of the third party electronic and information technology product in this offering. Contact the vendor for specific, current information on the Section 508 status of this product.

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.


 
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Product positioning
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Unlike competitive offerings that require multiple vendor purchases and offer generic SMTP protection, Lotus Protector for Mail Security is sold and supported by your Lotus representative, and is optimized for the known needs and preferences of a Domino customer.


 
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Statement of direction
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Lotus Protector is the brand for a new family of security products scheduled for 2008 and 2009. They create solutions for common e-mail security and compliance needs, but do it in a way that's consistent with the way Domino administrators operate. Lotus Protector products place a premium on being able to interoperate with Domino's user and security frameworks, and integrating features tightly with Notes clients, presenting the most natural user experience.

Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.1 is the first offering and is based on technology from Internet Security Systems (ISS), a company acquired by IBM in 2006. The second major release is planned for late in 2008, adding important features including Notes/Domino integration.

Going forward there will be Lotus Protector announcements in other security areas. All offerings will solve specific e-mail related security and/or compliance challenges. Each will be optimized for the interests of a Lotus Notes/Domino customer. Offerings and capabilities will be optimized to leverage specific Notes/Domino strengths, and integrate with each other to create a comprehensive security platform for Domino customers.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.


 
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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language        GA date
 
Protector for Mail Security    Multilingual    September 19, 2008
V2.1.0                         (French,
                               Spanish,
                               Portuguese-Braz
                               ilian, German,
                               Japanese,
                               English,
                               Italian)

 
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Program number
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-U72   2.1.0                        IBM Lotus Protector for
                                        Mail Security

 
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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

 
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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.


 
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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Lotus Protector for Mail Security solution is available as both a hardware appliance and a virtual appliance.

Technical specifications for the hardware appliance
 
Rack units
2U
Sizing
Up to 10,000 users; supports a clustered environment for larger
 deployments (36,000 e-mails per hour on average).
Scalability
Lotus Protector for Mail Security appliances can be clustered for
 larger installations. Centralized management and reporting is
 available through clustering and/or IBM Proventia® Management
 SiteProtectortm.
Platform
Linux platform-based, hardened operating system
Storage
4x80GB + 2x250GB (RAID1)
Redundancy
Hard disks, power supply, fans
Dimensions
Height (in/mm): 3.40/87.5
 Width (in/mm): 19/482.6
 Depth (in/mm): 24/609.6
 Weight (lb/kg): 60/27
Power dissipation
Units: AC Voltage (V): 115/220 Input range (V): 100-127/200-240
Operating temperature
+50F to +95F (+10C to +35C)
Non-operating temperature
-40F to 158F (-40C to +70C)
Relative humidity (non-operating)
95% at 30C (90F)
Emissions
FCC Class A
Software requirements
Technical specifications for the virtual appliance
 
Sizing
Ideally suited for small to midsize businesses with fewer than
 1,000 users, and scalable to more strategic operating
 specifications as required, depending on the hardware base
 (maximum of 12,000 e-mails per hour on average)
Platform
Runs as installed software on VMware under the following guest
 operating systems: Microsoft® Windows® XP or 2003 VMware ESX 3.x
System requirements
The following are the minimum available system resources required
 for VMware virtual installations.
 Software:
 VMware GSX Server 1.0.2 or later
 VMware Workstation 5.5 or later
 VMware Player 1.0.3 or later
 VMware ESX 3.x or later
 Host hardware:
 2GB RAM (512MB required for each virtual instance)
 100GB hard disk space (30GB dedicated for each virtual instance)
 Two network interfaces:
 1 host-only interface
 1 bridged network interface
 Virtual hardware requirements (per virtual installation):
 512MB RAM (minimum)
 30GB disk space

Sizing heavily depends on your environment. See the Techline sizing and planning questionnaire to determine which solution best meets your needs.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security will be distributed via a media package and electronic software distribution (ESD).

IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security media package is distributed in one package with the following:

  • IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security - Product DVD
  • Soft copy Quick Start Guide is included on the product DVD
The LI form number for IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security is L-GHUS-7EEKKZ.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


 
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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Lotus Protector for Mail        IBM Lotus       IBM Lotus
Security                            Protector       Protector for
                                                    Mail Security
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Lotus Protector for Mail          5724-U72   Authorized
Security                                         User(s)

Charge metrics definitions

Authorized User

Authorized User is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. An Authorized User is an individual (named or unnamed) within or outside of your enterprise. The program may be installed on one or more computers or servers and accessed by the number of users authorized by the Proof of Entitlement (PoE). You must have an entitlement for each Authorized User accessing the program or any program component in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security
Lotus Protector for Mail Security Authorized User(s)     E057DLL
 Annual SW S&S Renewal
Lotus Protector for Mail Security Authorized User(s)     D04QYLL
 License + SW S&S 12 Mo
Lotus Protector for Mail Security Authorized User(s) SW  D04QZLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage Trade-up licenses

IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Part
                                                        number
 
IBM Lotus Protector for
 Mail Security
Competitor                  Lotus Protector for Mail    D04R0LL
                             Security Authorized
                             User(s) License + SW S&S
                             12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
Protector for Mail Security V2.1.0
IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security V2.1.0 Media Pack  AH0YXML
 Multilingual

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Protector for Mail Security V2.1.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Lotus Protector for     IBM Lotus Protector for     AH0YXML
Mail Security Authorized    Mail Security V2.1.0 Media
User                        Pack Multilingual

 
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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the Program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

License Information form number(s)
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security     5724-U72   L-GHUS-7EEKKZ

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Warranty

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Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

  • For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
Authorization for use on home/portable computer

The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Product name
 
IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security                         No
Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Usage restriction

Yes

For additional information refer to the License Information Document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require Customer signatures:

IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)
Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

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http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Other Terms
System i Software Maintenance applies

No


 
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IBM Electronic Services
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agenttm is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.


 
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