IBM Entity Analytic Solutions V4.1.0 delivers powerful, anonymous identity recognition and relationship awareness

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-117
May 23, 2006

 

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At a glance

Entity Analytic Solutions, the world's leading solution for identity and relationship resolution, is a suite of four enabling technologies:

  • IBM Identity Resolution answers the question, Who is who? In other words, it provides the ability to identify who people, organizations, or things are.
  • IBM Relationship Resolution answers the question, Who knows who? In other words, what relationships exist between people, organizations, or things.
  • IBM Anonymous Resolution provides the ability to share this information with third parties without disclosing the identity of the person (or organization) to whom the information relates, thereby avoiding contravention of data protection and other similar laws.
  • IBM Global Name Recognition answers the question, What's in a name? In other words, it recognizes customers, citizens, and criminals across multiple cultural variations of name data.

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Overview

Entity Analytic Solutions (EAS) is unique identity disambiguation software that provides public sector organizations or commercial enterprises with the ability to recognize and mitigate the incidence of fraud, threat, and risk. This EAS offering provides insight on demand, and in context, on "who is who," "who knows who," and "anonymously."

This industry-leading, patented technology enables enterprise-wide identity insight, full attribution, and self-correction in real time, and scales to process hundreds of millions of entities — all while accumulating context about those identities. It is the only software in the market that provides in-context information regarding non-obvious and obvious relationships that may exist between identities, and can do it anonymously to enhance privacy of information.

For most businesses and government agencies, it is important to figure out when a person is using more than one identity package (that is, name, address, phone number, social insurance number, and other such personal attributes) intentionally or unintentionally. Identity resolution software can help determine when two or more different looking identity packages are describing the same person, even if the data is inconsistent. For example, by comparing names, addresses, phone numbers, social insurance numbers, and other personal information across different records, this software might reveal that three customers calling themselves Tom R., Thomas Rogers, and T. Rogers are really just the same person.

It may also be useful for organizations to know with whom such a person associates. Relationship resolution software can process resolved identity data to find out whether people have worked for some of the same companies, for example. This would be useful to an organization that tracks down terrorists, but it can also help businesses such as banks, for example, to see whether the Hope Smith who just applied for a loan is related to Rock Smith, the account holder with a sterling credit rating.

Sometimes organizations want to share information across nontraditional boundaries — such as between a business and a government agency — and that poses serious privacy challenges. IBM Anonymous Resolution allows you to "disguise" sensitive data before you share it with others for purposes of identity resolution and relationship detection.

This technology makes it easy for businesses and governments to gain a lot of insight from their records while reducing the risk that criminals will steal and misuse information about innocent people. Resolving identities and their relationships is serious business. It can help reduce fraud or prevent crimes ranging from unwarranted insurance claims, credit card fraud and identity theft, to terrorist activity.

Note: Because the EAS product family supports a complete range of databases, including IBM DB2®, Oracle, and Microsoft™, IBM is changing our product names to reflect our support of multiple environments. Therefore, the IBM Entity Analytic Solutions family — including IBM Identity Resolution, IBM Relationship Resolution and IBM Anonymous Resolution product names — supersede the previous product names of IBM DB2 Entity Analytic Solutions, IBM DB2 Identity Resolution, IBM DB2 Relationship Resolution and IBM DB2 Anonymous Resolution.
 
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Key prerequisites

Platforms: Windows™ 2000, Windows 2003, SUSE Linux, Red Hat Linux™, Solaris, AIX, HP UX
 
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Planned availability dates
  • May 26, 2006 (electronic software delivery)
  • June 16, 2006 (media and documentation)

 
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Description

EAS delivers real-time insight into the identities and relationships of all the involved customers, citizens, residents, and employees who are an integral part of your critical business processes and operating environment. Thus EAS speeds and improves the accuracy of business decisions by delivering resolved identity and relationship information when and where it is needed, regardless of where the data was extracted from or originated. EAS supports open industry standards such as XML, allowing for an intra- and inter-enterprise-wide deployment of EAS capabilities.

Entity Analytic Solutions has the following unique and market-leading capabilities:

  • Full attribution resolution: Identity Resolution retains all relevant records. It accumulates a history as opposed to a snapshot of each individual or company in this database over time. This means that the resolution process itself becomes more accurate, because there is more data with which to make comparisons.
  • Multiple views: All records are retained separately in Identity Resolution so that it supports multiple views of an individual rather than the conventional single view. EAS supports every version of the truth about individual identities.
  • Real-time changes: When a record is received, Identity Resolution immediately compares it with its database to see if it (a) resolves an existing record, (b) is new and requires the creation of a new record (automatically), or (c) requires an unresolve of an existing record, in which case, two new virtual consolidations will be created automatically.
  • Sequence neutral: It doesn't matter in what order records are presented to Identity Resolution, you always obtain the same results. This is not guaranteed when you use traditional methods where you match against a consolidated record rather than its originating elements, which can result in a different resolution.
  • Analysis of any attribute: In Identity Resolution every attribute of an entity is indexed, which is not normally the case when using traditional methods. This means that you can search the database by phone number, for example, or by address, or by anything else that distinguishes the records under examination.
  • Self healing / self correcting: With EAS, data never has to be reloaded, never refreshed. EAS works in real time, not in batch mode, where identity information can go stale. Identity information is perpetually updated, with each transaction and update made instantaneously.
  • Relationship resolution: Relationship Resolution does this by comparing addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and any other characteristics it can discover across multiple individuals. Because Identity Resolution leverages every identity attribute, it provides Relationship Resolution with multiple linkage points from which it can make connections or discover linkages between unique identities.
  • Degrees of Separation: This optional feature of Relationship Resolution gives you the ability to extend the recognition of undeclared affinity groups and networks of identities across customers, employees, suppliers, other involved people, and so forth, by evaluating relationships (the sensitivity is user-definable) well beyond a single degree and up to 30 degrees of separation.
  • Global name recognition: EAS provides the ability to recognize accurately and manage the building blocks of an individual's name and can provide the key to recognize identity across cultures, genders, and meanings. This allows your organization to see beyond name order, multiple titles, cultural variations, multiple prefixes, transposition errors, and nicknames.
  • Information sharing: The secure sharing of personal data is of particular use when the data being shared is highly sensitive. With Anonymous Resolution this can be done and information shared without providing any access to information that is not intended to be shared.
  • Enterprise discovery: EAS provides insight at the ingestion of data streams for real-time discovery. New observations are reconciled and related to historical data. Context and discovery accumulate incrementally in real time. Insight is pushed to users. Users do not have to pose smart questions to obtain valuable insight into identities and relationships.

Version 4.1 enhancements

Version 4.1 includes many significant new features to deploy EAS across more diverse geographies, and support for more hardware and software operating environments in combination with a more simplified installation environment.

Globalization/Localization

  • Multilanguage support for the EAS Console and Visualizer for an easier-to-use environment and deployment of EAS outside of English-speaking countries.
  • Web-based user interfaces and local language support. EAS is now available in French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Enhanced platform support

  • Open technology approach to support a broad variety of platforms.
  • AIX®, HPUX, SUSE Linux, Red Hat Linux, and now support for Linux on z/OS and Solaris/DB2.
  • IBM DB2 UDB 8.2 and DB2 8 on z/OS, Oracle 9iR2, Oracle 10G, and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 databases are supported.

    A more detailed description is contained in the Technical information section of this announcement.

Enhanced deployability

  • Real-time data transport support for Anonymous Resolution. Additional flexibility is provided in customer deployments to enable real-time data load and aspects of workflow integration.
  • Database-independent pipeline. This change enables EAS products to become fully database independent. Less labor is required to deploy new releases.
  • Improved console configuration coverage. Customized Relationship Resolution searches are supported, providing more information for increased knowledge discovery.
  • Improved name comparisons. A composite key is provided that is more unique than name alone for increased identity resolution quality.
  • Address hygiene integration. EAS is integrated with WebSphere QualityStage WAVES to support address hygiene for Identity Resolution, Relationship Resolution, and Anonymous Resolution.
  • Accessibility. EAS meets 508 compliance accessibility requirements for users with disabilities.
  • Extensible DQM (Data Quality Management). EAS provides DQM rules that automate the entire XML message to be sent over HTTP and use the XML response as the replacement.
  • Support trusted / OS database authentication. Hard-coded user IDs and passwords are eliminated in configuration files, increasing customer flexibility to support various customer policies and automate the process.
  • Forced resolve. Two accounts that would not normally resolve due to inadequate data sets are brought together, allowing the same level of resolution regardless of gaps in information.

Enhanced ease of use

  • Entity and conflict graph drill downs/expansion. Users can redraw entity graphs centered on new relationships, which provides an enhanced visual of how groups of entities are related.
  • Visualizer enhancements. End users can import Universal Message Format (UMF) data into the database via Web Services to increase speed of deployability.
  • Minimum alerting thresholds. Alerts are filtered on all conflicts, regardless of strength. By filtering alerts based on relationship strength, you can increase the accuracy of identity resolution.
  • Simplified CMEAdmin deployment. Integrated application and database configuration for alerting decreases the complexity of deployment.
  • Validated data for Visualizer. Data verification has been added for add and search (entity) screens to prevent request errors.
  • Degrees of Separation. This integral part of the EAS automated processing environment provides the capability to resolve relationships beyond one degree of separation, thus allowing organizations to recognize networks of customers, employees, suppliers, and others.
  • UMF XML validation. Users can create a new screen to select an XML file and run the selected file through a UMF Check. This produces a more accurate output.
  • Hashing function. This feature supports SHA-256 to be hash agnostic, enabling you to choose from a set of hash algorithms.

Identity Resolution V4.1

Identity Resolution is middleware technology that helps any organization solve business problems related to recognizing true identity. Identity Resolution solves the problem of recognizing who is who? by resolving inconsistent, ambiguous identity and attribute information into a single resolved entity across multiple data sets, perhaps despite an individual's deliberate attempts to confuse or misrepresent his or her identity.

The Identity Resolution process determines whether multiple records that appear to describe different individuals or organizations, even with different name variations, are actually records for a single resolved identity. When the process has determined that two or more identities are the same, the multiple records are integrated into a single entity and assigned a unique identifier called a persistent key. The resolved identity data is presented in a comprehensive, unified view that maintains all of the data's original attributes, such as information about the individual or organization from prior records — even identifying the source systems that provided the original data.

Identity Resolution: How it works

Identity Resolution software performs the entire identity resolution process in less than one second. IBM's ability to combine numerous value attributes beyond simply name and address data produces a previously unattainable level of precision and accuracy in your identity recognition initiatives.

Identity Resolution acquires data from source systems in real time and then performs a five-step entity resolution process:

  • Name standardization: Determines and applies root names (for example, Rob, Bob, and Bobby become Robert).
  • Address verification and correction: Compares, verifies, and corrects addresses with U.S. and international address databases.
  • Data quality: Applies data-driven quality rules to addresses, phone numbers, and date of birth, social insurance numbers, and other significant numbers.
  • Data enhancement: Enhances identities by adding outside data through IBM's extensive partner network.
  • Entity resolution: Compares new information with existing information to determine whether the new information is about a new or existing entity.

Relationship Resolution V4.1

Relationship Resolution is a middleware technology that extends the value of your existing information assets by linking unique resolved identities to outside non-obvious entities to establish relationships to individuals or organizations and uncover social, professional, value, or criminal networks.

IBM's non-obvious relationship awareness software (Relationship Resolution) extends identity recognition to include relationships that may not be visible. Relationship Resolution begins where most solutions leave off, extending the baseline resolved identity to identify and include the non-obvious relationships among individuals and organizations. This unique capability enables an organization to look beyond the bounds of data directly attributable to an individual to see the individual's "network value." Relationship Resolution seeks out and integrates non-obvious relationships between customers, employees, vendors, and any internal and external source to determine potential value or potential danger — even if an individual is trying to hide or disguise his or her identity.

Relationship Resolution: How it works

Relationship Resolution is built on IBM's proprietary Entity Resolution process to maximize the currency and accuracy of the baseline identities before link analysis is performed. Relationship Resolution cross references data from such sources that may reside across multiple formats (DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, flat files, and so on) and other publicly available data sources (such as public records and the Office of Foreign Assets Control watch list) to determine both obvious and non-obvious relationships. For example, typical employee data can be cross-referenced for criminal activity or to highlight questionable relationships, such as supervisors and their direct reports living at the same address. The software is designed to flag suspect relationships such as this and send real-time alerts based upon a user-defined rules engine.

Relationship Resolution key features

  • Customizable alert-based exception reporting. Relationship Resolution supports customizable rule-based exception reporting where only specified scenarios trigger an alert.
  • Investigative tool. Relationship Resolution enables investigators and analysts to perform sophisticated searches against an identity repository to determine every instance in the organization of that identity being recorded.
  • Real-time alerts. Relationship Resolution provides instantaneous alerts when suspect or positive relationships are detected, so the information is immediately actionable.
  • Speedy real-time multisource processing. Relationship Resolution processes huge volumes of data from multiple sources and maintains real-time currency, enabling your organization to rapidly identify relationships that might require attention.
  • People linked by identity attributes. Relationship Resolution has the ability to link people by phone, address, and other identifiers to uncover relevant yet obscured relationships.

IBM Degrees of Separation for Relationship Resolution V4.1

The Degrees of Separation feature is an optional feature of IBM's Relationship Resolution product. This feature gives users the ability to recognize affinity groups and networks of identities: customers, employees, suppliers, and third-party involved persons. This feature is configured to evaluate these relationships up to 30 degrees of separation, based on the specific application. You can determine the degree of sensitivity with which to operate.

IBM Degrees of Separation for Relationship Resolution: How it works

The IBM Degrees of Separation for Relationship Resolution feature extends the relationship matching capabilities of Relationship Resolution. Without using the Degrees of Separation feature, Relationship Resolution can successfully identify high-interest relationships and match entities at one degree of separation. When Relationship Resolution is enabled with Degrees of Separation, the system can detect high-interest relationships and make matches at the user-defined degree of separation — up to an almost limitless range.

Degrees of Separation uses the relationships that Relationship Resolution has detected. Degrees of Separation also leverages Relationship Resolution's configuration, including roles and relation confidence scoring. This combination makes real-time link analysis against very large data sets possible. Degrees of Separation acts as a "smoke alarm," assisting in work reduction by providing the best alert, based on the strongest cumulative relationship path. This means that DSN (Degrees of Separation Node) reports one conflict for each configured conflict rule per inbound entity.

Degrees of Separation's cumulative relationship path returns a Path Strength value when identifying relationships at more than one degree of separation. To determine a Path Strength value, Degrees of Separation takes all of the Relationship Resolution relationship scores within a chain of entities.

Example

  • Degrees of Separation reports that Entity A knows Entity B and Entity B knows Entity C, therefore A knows C.
  • Relationship Resolution's relationship score for A and B is 70 and for B and C is 50.
  • These scores are converted to decimals and multiplied to get the Degrees of Separation Path Strength: 0.70 x 0.50=0.35.
  • Degrees of Separation converts this value to 35.

Degrees of Separation considers all paths that connect entities. The path with the highest strength is considered.

Anonymous Resolution V4.1

Anonymous Resolution provides a complementary value proposition to Identity Resolution and Relationship Resolution software, as well as a stand-alone value proposition. Anonymous Resolution offers revolutionary, patent-pending technology that allows organizations to resolve identities using only anonymized data from contributing systems. This anonymization allows two or more organizations to compare and correlate their proprietary data in a manner that never exposes the organizations' sensitive data values, to identify matches, as well as obvious and non-obvious relationships on demand.

Anonymous resolution is made possible by IBM's proprietary preprocessing technology that performs sophisticated cleanup and data normalization and enhancement functions on each data field. The software then processes the data through a one-way hash function — a unique value that represents original data in a form that is mathematically indecipherable and irreversible. The transformed data can then be shared with another party, while the actual data bits remain anonymous.

Anonymized data is then resolved, and when a match or relationship is found, Anonymous Resolution can be configured to generate immediate real-time alerts and notifications based on the type of match or relationship discovered. Because these alerts are being produced from an anonymized data set, the only information end users will receive is a pointer to the original data source, which always resides with the original data owner. Mission owners will use this pointer on a need-to-know basis to gain access to the original source record, with all of the prerequisite permissions and precautions required by law and the data owners' privacy policies. Anonymous Resolution will significantly reduce the risk of unattended disclosure of an organization's sensitive information while also limiting the possibilities of data being re-purposed beyond the scope of its original intent.

Anonymous Resolution: How it works

Anonymous Resolution has two main components: the anonymizer and the resolver. The anonymizer performs the initial processing of raw data into anonymous data using hashing algorithms. The original data cannot be recovered directly from this anonymous version. However, the output can contain the original record IDs, which enables the location of the original records, while leaving access control where it belongs, with the original data holder.

The resolver component does identity resolution and relationship resolution on anonymous data and generates alerts based on the results.

The components communicate with each other through flat files containing UMF (XML-tagged Universal Message Format) records. The components may be run at separate sites, and the resolver can process data made by several different anonymizers as long as they have the same configuration.

Anonymous Resolution key features

  • Matches substantially similar to Relationship Resolution
  • Runs Anonymous Resolution anonymizer at different site from Anonymous Resolution resolver
  • Supports multiple Anonymous Resolution anonymizer sites and user-defined attribute types
  • Prevents original data from being recovered from anonymous data

Anonymous data format requirements

  • Supports pointers to data holder systems and record locators
  • Handles user-defined attributes (have to be consistent within an anonymizer/resolver group)

Anonymizer requirements

  • Low cost of deployment
    • No message queues required
    • Able to operate without an RDBMS
    • Able to operate without Group 1 but can take advantage of Group 1
  • Acquisition node technologies and UMF, XML identical to Relationship Resolution
  • Output data sufficient to perform entity resolution and relationship awareness

Resolver requirements

  • Matching capabilities are substantially similar to existing products (Relationship Resolution).
  • Matching rules are configurable.
  • Alerting can be role based.
  • Alerting can be database persisted (full-featured alerting will be developed by Pro Services).
  • Alerts and alert details will be visible through the console.

IBM Name Manager

Entity Analytic Solutions Name Manager applies business intelligence to the automated name processing capabilities of the Identity Resolution and Relationship Resolution products to provide multicultural name recognition software solutions for your mission-critical applications. It does this by applying business rules specific to a name's culture. This capability will have many applications and is especially suited for customers focused on operational risk, antifraud, and anti-money laundering as well as for government agencies focused on homeland security.

EAS Name Manager uses a cross section of function — the IBM NameClassifier and the IBM NameHunter. These name classification and name hunting tools are bundled under a single API (you do not have the option to pick one or the other). Hence when you buy the product, you get functions of both, specifically optimized for an Entity Analytic Solutions deployment.

NameClassifier — Fast and automatic cultural classification

NameClassifier function offers a break-through approach to automated name recognition by applying the principle that once you know the culture of a name, you can apply many business rules associated with that culture. "Lou Smith," for example, would be processed differently than "Lou In Sung."

Benefits:

  • Adds intelligence to automated name processing by automatically identifying the cultural classification of a personal name
  • Increases precision for name processing by delivering cultural classification as a range of scores for automated processing
  • Provides fast, easy integration via ANSI standard C++ API calls, and can be used as a command-line utility

Capabilities

  • Cross-cultural support is offered in one product, supporting Anglo/European, Arabic, Chinese, Hispanic, French, German, Indian, Korean, Pakistani, Russian/Slavic, Thai, Japanese, Western African cultures, and more.
  • A single name part can be classified, or the entire name.
  • Scoring for each supported culture allows for fine-grained control of selectivity, and flexible integration with existing or new enterprise applications.
  • Extensible design allows for new culture-types to be added in future releases.

NameHunter

NameHunter function applies a detailed understanding of the cultural and linguistic properties associated with names to provide effective name-matching. You supply NameHunter with a list of names and unique record IDs, and NameHunter provides automated support for character variations, such as Smith versus Simth (typo), and support for cultural variations, such as nicknames (Betty for Elizabeth).

NameHunter functionality is included in the API. NameHunter offers a break-through approach to automated name recognition. This approach is founded upon the principle that effective name-matching must be based on a detailed understanding of the cultural and linguistic properties associated with names.

NameHunter is a name-searching engine that provides ranked search results, based on linguistic and cultural variation patterns. You supply NameHunter with a list of names and unique record IDs. NameHunter provides automated support for Level 1 and Level 2 variations in names. These include:

Level One: Character Variation  Level Two: Cultural
 
                                  Variation
 
Typos: SMITH/SIMTH,               Titles: Dr., Rev, Haj,
 JOHNSON/JPHNSON                   Sri,, Col.
Noise: THOMPSON/TH9MP2ON          Suffixes: -aldin, -oglu,
                                   -skii/-skaya,
Concatenations:                   Prefixes: Fitz, O', De La,
 ANDREWS/ANDREWSJR                 Abdul
Truncation/Initials:              Qualifiers: Jr., fils, neto,
 IVANOV/IVANOVSKY, PATRICK/P       sobrinho, Ph.D.,
                                   Infixes: de, vde.,
                                   Nicknames: Johnny, Betty,
                                   Alyosha, Paco,
                                   Cultural Variants:
                                   Imhemed/Mohamed/Mohd

When configured with the NameClassifier, selection of the appropriate cultural and linguistic variation-patterns by NameHunter can be fully automated, or this choice can be left for the end user.

Benefits

  • Adds intelligence to automated name processing by applying business rules specific to the name's culture
  • Increases accuracy and selectivity by examining each possible name, rather than using a key-based approach
  • Increases usefulness of search results by delivering matched names in ranked order with a confidence score for automated processing
  • Reduces false positives by intelligently processing the cultural variations found in names
  • Provides fast, easy integration via ANSI standard C++ API calls or as an XML-based IP server process

Capabilities

  • Offers broad cross-cultural support in one product, supporting Anglo/European, Arabic, Chinese, Hispanic, French, German, Indian, Korean, Pakistani, Russian/Slavic, Thai, Japanese, Western African cultures, and more
  • Provides fine-grained control over search and match processing via API access to all adjustable parameters
  • Provides full in-box support for Level I and Level II name variations, including nicknames, titles, marriage markers, and more across multiple cultures

Technical information

  • IP-Server version: XML over TCP-IP sockets. Full XML Document Type Description (DTD) for the supported message set is available upon request.
  • Name comparisons are performed in-memory.
  • Names to be matched can be supplied individually (for pair-wise comparisons) or as a searchable list, sourced from a comma separated variables format ASCII text file or an Oracle database. ODBC/ADO access is also supported in Windows 32-bit environments.

 
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Product positioning

Identity Resolution helps any organization solve business problems related to recognizing true identity. Identity Resolution solves the problem of recognizing who is who by resolving identity, despite deliberate attempts to confuse or misrepresent individual identity.

Relationship Resolution extends the value of your existing information assets by linking unique resolved identities to outside non-obvious entities to establish relationships to individuals or organizations and uncover social, professional, value, or criminal networks.

Anonymous Resolution software enables multiple organizations to compare and correlate their proprietary data in a manner that never exposes the organizations' sensitive data values, while still making it possible to detect fuzzy matches and non-obvious relationships.

Entity Analytic Solutions is complementary to other key IBM software:

  • WebSphere Customer Center for operationalizing Entity Analytic Solutions resolved identity and relationship information
  • WebSphere Information Integration Solutions for enhanced ETL support to provide quality data input into Entity Analytic Solutions
  • DB2 Data Warehouse Edition to provide the Information Warehouse® for Entity Analytic Solutions resolved identity and relationship data

Applications include:

  • Homeland security
  • Watch list cross-reference
  • Insider threat
  • Know your customer
  • Fraud detection
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Insurance claim fraud investigations
  • Local law enforcement
  • State and national government tax fraud
  • Medical fraudulent claim detection
  • Retail employee theft detection
  • Prison administration

The product is particularly applicable to the following high-leverage industry segments:

  • Government
    • National Security
    • Public Health
    • State and Local Law Enforcement
    • Entitlement Agencies
    • Criminal Justice
  • Commercial
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Insurance
    • Health Care
    • Gaming and Hospitality

Availability of national languages

GA date: June 16, 2006

Product description            Language
 
IBM Anonymous Resolution       Multilingual
 V4.1.0                         French, Spanish,
                                Portuguese-Brazil-
                                ilian, German,
                                English US,
                                Italian)
IBM DoS Relatship Resolution   Multilingual
 V4.1.0                         French, Spanish,
                                Portuguese-Brazil-
                                ilian, German,
                                English US,
                                Italian)
IBM Entity An Sol Name Mgr     Multilingual
 V4.1.0                         French, Spanish,
                                Portuguese-Brazil-
                                ilian, German,
                                English US,
                                Italian)
IBM Identity Resolution        Multilingual
 V4.1.0                         French, Spanish,
                                Portuguese-Brazil-
                                ilian, German,
                                English US,
                                Italian)
IBM Relationship Resolution    Multilingual
 V4.1.0                         French, Spanish,
                                Portuguese-Brazil-
                                ilian, German,
                                English US,
                                Italian)

Trademarks

 
DB2, AIX, DataStage, WebSphere, and Information Warehouse are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

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Technical information

Hardware requirements

Hardware requirements are specific to each environment and are based on data requirements.

One of the following three configurations is required:

  • Sun SunFire 420R
  • 4 CPUs
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Sun SunFire V240
  • 2 CPUs
  • 2 GB RAM
  • IBM eServer xSeries® 345
  • 2 CPUs
  • 2 GB RAM

Software requirements

Entity Analytic Solutions is supported by the following:

Software

  • Platforms:

    One of the following operating systems is required:

    • AIX® 5L 5.2 and 5.3 (for POWER4™ and POWER5™)
    • HPUX V11i IPF (for x86 / IA32)
    • SUSE Linux™ Enterprise Server 9 (for IA64, x86 / IA32, zSeries®)
    • Red Hat Linux AS 3.0 (for x86 / IA32)
    • Solaris 8 (for UltraSparc II, III)
    • Solaris 9 (for UltraSparc II, III)
    • Windows™ 2000 (for x86 / IA32)
    • Windows 2003 (for x86 / IA32)

  • Databases:
    • IBM DB2 UDB 8.2
    • IBM DB2 8 on z/OS®
    • Oracle 9iR2
    • Oracle 10g
    • Microsoft™ SQL Server 2000
  • Application server:
    • IBM WebSphere® Application Server - Express V6.0.1

User group requirements addressed: This announcement satisfies requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc.

Planning information

Packaging

Media

IBM Identity Resolution V4.1

  • IBM Identity Resolution AIX CD
  • IBM Identity Resolution HPUX CD
  • IBM Identity Resolution Linux CD
  • IBM Identity Resolution Solaris/Sparc CD
  • IBM Identity Resolution Windows CD

IBM Identity Resolution Documentation CD

IBM Relationship Resolution V4.1

  • IBM Relationship Resolution AIX CD
  • IBM Relationship Resolution HPUX CD
  • IBM Relationship Resolution Linux CD
  • IBM Relationship Resolution Solaris/Sparc CD
  • IBM Relationship Resolution Windows CD

IBM Relationship Resolution Documentation CD

IBM Anonymous Resolution V4.1

  • IBM Anonymous Resolution AIX CD
  • IBM Anonymous Resolution HPUX CD
  • IBM Anonymous Resolution Linux CD
  • IBM Anonymous Resolution Solaris/Sparc CD
  • IBM Anonymous Resolution Windows CD

IBM Anonymous Resolution Documentation CD

IBM Entity Analytic Solutions Name Manager V4.1

  • IBM Entity Analytic Solutions Name Manager AIX CD
  • IBM Entity Analytic Solutions Name Manager Linux CD
  • IBM Entity Analytic Solutions Name Manager Solaris/Sparc CD
  • IBM Entity Analytic Solutions Name Manager Windows CD

IBM Entity Analytic Solutions Name Manager Documentation CD

IBM Degrees of Separation for Relationship Resolution V4.1

  • IBM Degrees of Separation for Relationship Resolution AIX CD
  • IBM Degrees of Separation for Relationship Resolution HPUX CD
  • IBM Degrees of Separation for Relationship Resolution Linux CD
  • IBM Degrees of Separation for Relationship Resolution Solaris/Sparc CD
  • IBM Degrees of Separation for Relationship Resolution Windows CD

IBM Degrees of Separation for Relationship Resolution Documentation CD

Security, auditability, and control

Entity Analytic Solutions uses the security and auditability features of the host infrastructure, including hardware, middleware, and database engines. The customer is responsible for determining the legal basis on which they can make a data transfer using it. The customer is also responsible for the evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

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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Software Services

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Ordering information

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

Product information

                                                   Product
Licensed function title         Product group      category
 
IBM Anonymous Resolution        IBM Database 2(TM) Entity
                                                    Analytics
IBM Degrees of Separation for   IBM Database 2     Entity
 
 Relationship Resolution                            Analytics
IBM Entity Analytic Solutions   IBM Database 2     Entity
 Name Manager                                       Analytics
IBM Identity Resolution         IBM Database 2     Entity
                                                    Analytics
IBM Relationship Resolution     IBM Database 2     Entity
                                                    Analytics
 
Program name                    PID          Charge unit
                                number       description
 
IBM Anonymous Resolution        5724-L71     Processor(s)
IBM Anonymous Resolution        5724-L71     Value Unit
IBM Degrees of Separation for   5724-L71     Processor(s)
 Relationship Resolution
IBM Entity Analytic Solutions   5724-L71     Value Unit
 Name Manager
IBM Identity Resolution         5724-L71     Value Unit
IBM Identity Resolution         5724-L71     Processor(s)
IBM Relationship Resolution     5724-L71     Value Unit
IBM Relationship Resolution     5724-L71     Processor(s)

Charge metrics definitions

Usage restrictions — Level of Use

The program use is authorized based on both "Processor" and "Data Source Record" (DSR) charge metrics.

Your use of a program may not exceed the level defined by the number of use authorizations Proof of Entitlement (PoEs) you have acquired.

Use-based charges — "per Processor" charging under Full Capacity

In Full Capacity charging, PoEs must be acquired for all active processors (processors available for use) that are on the server where the program or a component of the program is run.

Use-based Charges — Data Source Records (DSR)

A DSR PoE must be acquired for each block of up to 1,000,000 DSRs entered into the program from any data source. For example, if the program is intended for use with 1,500,000 data source records, two DSR PoEs must be acquired.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Entity Analytic Solutions

                                                 Part
Part description                                 number
 
IBM Anonymous Resolution
IBM AnonRes DSR Val Unit FR                      D553RLL
 RelRes DSR Val Unit TRDUP LIC+
 SW MAINT 12 MO
IBM AnonResDSR Val Unit FR IDRes                 D554ALL
 DSR Val Unit TRDUP LIC+SW MAINT
 12 MO
IBM Anonymous Res Proc fr                        D551ZLL
 Reltionship Res Proc TRDUP
 LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO
IBM Anonymous Resolution DSR                     E01T6LL
 Value Unit ANNUAL SW MAINT RNWL
IBM Anonymous Resolution DSR                     D553PLL
 Value Unit LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO
IBM Anonymous Resolution DSR                     D553QLL
 Value Unit SW MAINT REINSTATE
 12 MO
IBM Anonymous Resolution Pr fr                   D551WLL
 Identity Res Pr TRDUP LIC+SW
 MAINT 12 MO
IBM Anonymous Resolution                         E01SKLL
 Processor ANNUAL SW MAINT RNWL
IBM Anonymous Resolution                         D551ULL
 Processor LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO
IBM Anonymous Resolution                         D551VLL
 Processor SW MAINT REINSTATE
 12 MO
 

IBM Entity Analytic Solutions

 
IBM Relationship Resolution
IBM RelRes DSR Val Unit FR                       D553NLL
 IdentRes DSR Val Unit TRDUP
 LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO
IBM Relationship Res Pr fr                       D54XQLL
 Identity Res Pr TRDUP LIC+SW
 MAINT 12 MO
IBM Relationship Resolution DSR                  E01T5LL
 Value Unit ANNUAL SW MAINT RNWL
IBM Relationship Resolution DSR                  D553LLL
 Value Unit LIC+SW MAINT 12
 MOMonths
IBM Relationship Resolution DSR                  D553MLL
 Value Unit SW MAINT REINSTATE 12
 MO
IBM Relationship Resolution                      E01R4LL
 Processor ANNUAL SW MAINT RNWL
IBM Relationship Resolution                      D54XHLL
 Processor LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO
IBM Relationship Resolution                      D54XILL
 Processor SW MAINT REINSTATE 12
 MO
 

IBM Entity Analytic Solutions

 
IBM Identity Resolution
IBM Identity Resolution DSR                      E01T4LL
 Value Unit ANNUAL SW MAINT RNWL
IBM Identity Resolution DSR                      D553JLL
 Value Unit LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO
IBM Identity Resolution DSR                      D553KLL
 Value Unit SW MAINT REINSTATE 12 MO
IBM Identity Resolution                          D54XJLL
 Processor LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO
IBM Identity Resolution                          D54XKLL
 Processor SW MAINT REINSTATE 12 MO
IBM Identity Resolution Processor                E01R5LL
 ANNUAL SW MAINT RNWL
 

IBM Entity Analytic Solutions

 
IBM Entity Analytic Solutions
 Name Manager
IBM EA Sol Name Mgr Value                        D556SLL
 Unit(s) License & SW Maintenance
 12 Months
IBM EA Sol Name Mgr Value                        E01UBLL
 Unit(s) SW Maintenance Annual
 Renewal
IBM EA Sol Name Mgr Value                        D556TLL
 Unit(s) SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months
 

IBM Entity Analytic Solutions

 
IBM Degrees of Separation for
 Relationship Resolution
IBM DoS Relatshp Resolution                      D57U1LL
 Processor(s) License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Months
IBM DoS Relatshp Resolution                      E02GQLL
 Processor(s) SW Maintenance
 Annual Renewal
IBM DoS Relatshp Resolution                      D57U2LL
 Processor(s) SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 M

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
IBM Anonymous Resolution V4.1.0
Media Pack Multilingual (French, Spanish,                BB0Q4ML
 Portuguese-Brazilian, German, English US, Italian)
 Windows 2000, Sun Solaris/SPARC, Windows Server 2003,
 Linux for zSeries Enterprise Servers (Mainframes), AIX
 5L, V5, HP-UX 11.x, Linux for x86Series Intel®-based
 servers CD ROM Digital Disk — ISO 9660 Standard V4.1.0
IBM DoS Relatship Resolution V4.1.0
Media Pack Multilingual (French, Spanish,                BB0Q6ML
 Portuguese-Brazilian, German, English US, Italian)
 Windows 2000, Sun Solaris/SPARC, Windows Server 2003,
 Linux for zSeries Enterprise Servers (Mainframes), AIX
 5L, V5, HP-UX 11.x, Linux for x86Series Intel-based
 servers CD ROM Digital Disk — ISO 9660 Standard V4.1.0
IBM Entity An Sol Name Mgr V4.1.0
Media Pack Multilingual (French, Spanish,                BB0Q5ML
 Portuguese-Brazilian, German, English US, Italian)
 Windows 2000, Sun Solaris/SPARC, Windows Server 2003,
 Linux for zSeries Enterprise Servers (Mainframes), AIX
 5L, V5, HP-UX 11.x, Linux for x86Series Intel-based
 servers CD ROM Digital Disk — ISO 9660 Standard V4.1.0
IBM Identity Resolution V4.1.0
Media Pack Multilingual (French, Spanish,                BB0Q2ML
 Portuguese-Brazilian, German, English US, Italian)
 Windows 2000, Sun Solaris/SPARC, Windows Server 2003,
 Linux for zSeries Enterprise Servers (Mainframes), AIX
 5L, V5, HP-UX 11.x, Linux for x86Series Intel-based
 servers CD ROM Digital Disk — ISO 9660 Standard V4.1.0
IBM Relationship Resolution V4.1.0
Media Pack Multilingual (French, Spanish,                BB0Q3ML
 Portuguese-Brazilian, German, English US, Italian)
 Windows 2000, Sun Solaris/SPARC, Windows Server 2003,
 Linux for zSeries Enterprise Servers (Mainframes), AIX
 5L, V5, HP-UX 11.x, Linux for x86Series Intel-based
 servers CD ROM Digital Disk — ISO 9660 Standard V4.1.0

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.

IBM Identity Resolution V4.1.0

Entitled
maintenance
offerings             Media packs                 Part
description           description                 number
 
IBM Entity Analytic   IBM Identity Resolution     BB0Q2ML
 Solutns Identity      Multilingual (French,
 Resolution            Spanish,
 DSR Valu Unit         Portuguese-Brazilian,
                       German, English US,
                       Italian) Windows 2000, Sun
                       Solaris/SPARC, Windows
                       Server 2003, Linux for
                       zSeries Enterprise Servers
                       (Mainframes), AIX 5L™, V5,
                       HP-UX 11.x, Linux for
                       x86Series Intel-based
                       servers CD ROM Digital
                       Disk — ISO 9660 Standard
IBM Identity          IBM Identity Resolution     BB0Q2ML
 Resolution            Multilingual (French,
 Processor             Spanish,
                       Portuguese-Brazilian,
                       German, English US,
                       Italian) Windows 2000, Sun
                       Solaris/SPARC, Windows
                       Server 2003, Linux for
                       zSeries Enterprise Servers
                       (Mainframes), AIX 5L, V5,
                       HP-UX 11.x, Linux for
                       x86Series Intel-based
                       servers CD ROM Digital
                       Disk — ISO 9660 Standard
 

IBM Relationship Resolution V4.1.0

 
IBM Entity Analytic   IBM Relationship            BB0Q3ML
 Solutions Relshp      Resolution
 Resolution            Multilingual (French,
 DSR Val U             Spanish,
                       Portuguese-Brazilian,
                       German, English US,
                       Italian) Windows 2000, Sun
                       Solaris/SPARC, Windows
                       Server 2003, Linux for
                       zSeries Enterprise Servers
                       (Mainframes), AIX 5L, V5,
                       HP-UX 11.x, Linux for
                       x86Series Intel-based
                       servers CD ROM Digital
                       Disk — ISO 9660 Standard
IDRELRESSB01          IBM Relationship            BB0Q3ML
                       Resolution
                       Multilingual (French,
                       Spanish,
                       Portuguese-Brazilian,
                       German, English US,
                       Italian) Windows 2000, Sun
                       Solaris/SPARC, Windows
                       Server 2003, Linux for
                       zSeries Enterprise Servers
                       (Mainframes), AIX 5L, V5,
                       HP-UX 11.x, Linux for
                       x86Series Intel-based
                       servers CD ROM Digital
                       Disk — ISO 9660 Standard
 

IBM Entity An Sol Name Mgr V4.1.0

 
IBM Entity Analytic   IBM Entity An Sol Name Mgr  BB0Q5ML
 Solutions Named       Multilingual (French,
 Manager               Spanish,
 Value Unit            Portuguese-Brazilian,
                       German, English US,
                       Italian) Windows 2000, Sun
                       Solaris/SPARC, Windows
                       Server 2003, Linux for
                       zSeries Enterprise Servers
                       (Mainframes), AIX 5L, V5,
                       HP-UX 11.x, Linux for
                       x86Series Intel-based
                       servers CD ROM Digital
                       Disk — ISO 9660 Standard
 

IBM Anonymous Resolution V4.1.0

 
IBM Anonymous         IBM Anonymous Resolution    BB0Q4ML
 Resolution            Multilingual (French,
 Processor             Spanish,
                       Portuguese-Brazilian,
                       German, English US,
                       Italian) Windows 2000, Sun
                       Solaris/SPARC, Windows
                       Server 2003, Linux for
                       zSeries Enterprise Servers
                       (Mainframes), AIX 5L, V5,
                       HP-UX 11.x, Linux for
                       x86Series Intel-based
                       servers CD ROM Digital
                       Disk — ISO 9660 Standard
IBM Entity Analytic   IBM Anonymous Resolution    BB0Q4ML
 Solutns Anonymous     Multilingual (French,
 Resolution            Spanish,
 DSR Valu Unit         Portuguese-Brazilian,
                       German, English US,
                       Italian) Windows 2000, Sun
                       Solaris/SPARC, Windows
                       Server 2003, Linux for
                       zSeries Enterprise Servers
                       (Mainframes), AIX 5L, V5,
                       HP-UX 11.x, Linux for
                       x86Series Intel-based
                       servers CD ROM Digital
                       Disk — ISO 9660 Standard
 

IBM DoS Relatship Resolution V4.1.0

 
IBM Degrees of        IBM DoS Relatship           BB0Q6ML
 Separation for        Resolution
 Relationship          Multilingual (French,
 Resolution            Spanish,
 Processor             Portuguese-Brazilian,
                       German, English US,
                       Italian) Windows 2000, Sun
                       Solaris/SPARC, Windows
                       Server 2003, Linux for
                       zSeries Enterprise Servers
                       (Mainframes), AIX 5L, V5,
                       HP-UX 11.x, Linux for
                       x86Series Intel-based
                       servers CD ROM Digital
                       Disk — ISO 9660 Standard

 
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Terms and conditions

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

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement and License Information document. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) 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 Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

License information form numbers

 
                       Program
Program name           number      Form number
 
IBM Entity Analytic    5724-L71    L-JTYY-6LT3D
 Solutions                         L-JTYY-6LT3H
                                   L-JTYY-6LT3K

On or near the planned availability date, the LI will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site:

Limited warranty: Yes

Warranty: This program includes a warranty for one year from acquisition from IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner. For one year from acquisition of the program, this warranty provides the customer with access to databases containing program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or otherwise obtain and install.

Program technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. Customers will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, return it within 30 days from the invoice date to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it for a refund.

For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

Usage restriction: Yes

Software maintenance applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your 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, only 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, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

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 this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
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Passport Advantage

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