IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.5 delivers spam and malware enhancements

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-279
September 22, 2009

 
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IBM® Lotus® Protector for Mail Security 2.5 gives you:

  • Notes client integration
  • Zero Level Analysis (ZLA)
  • IBM System x® hardware support
  • Performance improvements

To order, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at: 800-IBM-CALL.

Reference: YE001


 
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Overview
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IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.5 is proven to be out-of-the-box 99% or better effective against spam and malware (as verified by independent ICSA Labs) and provides enhanced rich content filtering capabilities.

Enhancements

  • Notes client integration - The first and only network spam filter that empowers Notes users to block future mail from specific senders -- right within their in boxes -- before it reaches Domino® servers. User-defined blocklists let users filter content such as newsletters or advertisements that, while not strictly defined as spam, still constitutes unwanted e-mail from the user's perspective. Additionally, users can view and manage their spam and blocked messages, as well as blocked/allowed users, directly within their Notes client interface (requires Notes® 8.51, or later).
  • Zero Level Analysis (ZLA) - A new innovation in spam filtering, exclusive to IBM's technology. With ZLA, both performance (throughput) and filter efficacy are improved. Like most modern spam filters, Protector for Mail Security has IP layer filtering that discards e-mails from sender IP addresses that are virtually certain to be spam, based on a number of factors that comprise the "reputation" of the IP address used. And like most filters, it has a set of sophisticated inspection modules that test each e-mail for spam content. ZLA sits between these layers, streaming e-mails in real time for inspection, discarding e-mails at any point that they are determined to be spam. Because ZLA removes the need to fully analyze many spam e-mails or even write them to disk, it can increase the performance of the filter.
  • IBM System x hardware support - Certified to run on high quality, cost-effective IBM System x hardware. Unlike competitive offerings that require proprietary hardware systems, Protector for Mail Security will run natively on this off-the-shelf hardware that offers different price points for different throughput requirements. In addition, the same Protector for Mail Security filter software can be run in virtualized environments on any VMware supported system.
  • Performance - Throughput performance has improved approximately 500%, as measured by filtering incoming Internet e-mails of average size with IP layer filters turned off. Internal optimizations, clustering enhancements, and an updated Linux® operating system designed for greater performance and reliability contribute to this dramatic increase in performance. IP layer pre-filtering and ZLA filtering increase this throughput even more. With cost-effective IBM System x hardware, price performance -- as measured by the number of e-mails processed per hour against hardware investment -- has increased by 2,000%.

Other enhancements include an updated administrator user interface, more languages and localization options, and an automatic licensing mechanism that no longer requires License Keys.

The MS3004LP Appliance from IBM Internet Security Systems™ (ISS) is no longer sold. However, Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.5 supports the MS3004LP appliance. Upgrade your MS3004LP to V2.5 to gain all the enhancements and 500% performance improvement.

Lotus Protector for Mail Security continues to be the best choice for Lotus Domino customers. With 2.5, you get high quality protection against Internet threats, optimized for Lotus customers, in a way that extends the legendary security of the Notes and Domino 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 22, 2009: Electronic software delivery

October 16, 2009: Media and documentation


 
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Description
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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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Reference information
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Refer to Software Announcement 208-276, dated September 02, 2008.


 
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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language        GA date
 
Protector for Mail Security    Multilingual    October 16, 2009
V2.5.0                         (Trad. Chinese
                               - (Hong Kong),
                               Portuguese,
                               French,
                               Danish,
                               Russian, Thai,
                               Korean,
                               Chinese -
                               Simplified,
                               Spanish,
                               Portuguese-Brazilian,
                               German,
                               Swedish,
                               Japanese,
                               Chinese -
                               Traditional,
                               Hungarian,
                               Norwegian
                               Nynorsk,
                               English,
                               Slovenian,
                               Greek,
                               Turkish,
                               Dutch, Czech,
                               Slovakian,
                               Italian,
                               Finnish,
                               Polish)

 
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Program number
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-U72   2.5.0                        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.

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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Refer to

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/products/protector/mailsecurity/systemrequirements.html
Software requirements

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 for VMware - Product DVD
  • IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security hardware image - 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-7PDT7Q.

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   PA Per
Security                                         Authorized User

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 Users       E057DLL
 Annual SW S&S Renewal
Lotus Protector for Mail Security Authorized Users       D04QYLL
 License + SW S&S 12 Mo
Lotus Protector for Mail Security Authorized Users 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
                             Users License + SW S&S
                             12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
Protector for Mail Security V2.5.0
Protector for Mail Security V2.5.0 DVD Media Pack        AH11BML
 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 V2.5.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Lotus Protector for     Protector for Mail          AH11BML
Mail Security Authorized    Security V2.5.0 DVD 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
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security     5724-U72   L-GHUS-7PDT7Q

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.

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
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance)

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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Other terms
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.


 
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