IBM Security Server Protection for Windows V2.2 helps shield critical systems and data from malicious attackers and data security threatsIBM United States Software Announcement 211-116
June 7, 2011
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|At a glance|
IBM® Security Server Protection for Windows® V2.2 can help reduce the complexity of IT security management, manage business security risk, and improve IT resource efficiency and administrator productivity.
Security Server Protection for Windows V2.2 can help enable organizations to:
- Protect their IT environment with award-winning firewall and intrusion prevention system backed by cutting-edge IBM X-Force® Security Research and IBM protocol analysis module
- Enforce security policy across the IT environment through centralized lifecycle management for network access control and data integrity management
- Reveal security vulnerabilities and active threats to the system using advanced security event analytics
- Reduce the cost and complexity of compliance activities through robust event auditing capabilities
- Protect against known and unknown attacks using IBM Virtual Patch® technology that helps shield vulnerabilities from exploitation, independent of a software patch
- Reduce unauthorized applications that can expose critical systems to malicious attacks using application black and white listing (available on Windows 2003 supported platforms)
- Provide full support for Windows Server 2008 R2 systems
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IBM Security Server Protection for Windows V2.2 (formerly IBM Proventia® Server for Windows) helps organizations address compliance requirements and helps protect against malicious threats which may compromise servers and sensitive data. With Security Server Protection for Windows, enterprises can protect against data breaches and benefit from capabilities that simplify and support compliance requirements.
Security Server Protection for Windows benefits extend beyond helping protection and compliance support by serving as a critical component in an organization's data loss prevention (DLP) strategy. With trends in measuring the cost of server breaches based on cost per compromised record vs. server downtime, a comprehensive DLP strategy with Security Server Protection for Windows helps:
- Enable real-time reporting on data security and application protection
- Contribute to data loss prevention strategies and preemptive protection while enforcing corporate security policies for servers
- Inspect traffic entering the server to block malicious code that attempts to infiltrate and extract sensitive data
Security Server Protection for Windows is designed to integrate seamlessly into your IT infrastructure and is managed centrally by the IBM SiteProtector system.
IBM Security Server Protection for Windows V2.2 enhancements
IBM Security Server Protection for Windows V2.2 now supports Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, a critical requirement for many deployments. This updated platform support allows you to maintain a robust server security posture as you upgrade your Windows Server environments to the most current release and patch levels. Security Server Protection for Windows provides a smooth migration path and uninterrupted security capabilities.
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|Planned availability date|
June 10, 2011 for electronic availability
July 1, 2011 for media availability
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IBM Security Server Protection for Windows V2.2 delivers a wide array of capabilities that support the demands of compliance requirements and the security technology to support a comprehensive data loss prevention (DLP) strategy.
Security Server Protection for Windows helps protect your servers from malicious attacks while supporting your compliance activities. The system provides real-time file integrity monitoring to help alert security teams to changes in specified files and folders. Benefits enable enterprises to maintain control of data access points and monitor changes to confidential data. Additionally, application controls can lock down user access to programs that can be used to take control of a server.
Security Server Protection for Windows provides an additional layer of defense inside the network firewall to help stop internal and external server attacks before the threat can breach a system and result in data loss or theft, and before the system and its critical data can be compromised.
Security Server Protection for Windows helps:
- Maintain compliance with tracking and reporting tools. Receive alerts for activity regarding privilege escalations, confidential file access and modifications, and unauthorized configuration changes.
- Protect servers against known and unknown attacks without requiring patches. Security Server Protection for Windows offers vulnerability-centric intrusion prevention designed to block network worms and other exploits to known vulnerabilities. Buffer overflow exploit prevention (available on Windows 2003 supported platforms only) blocks unknown buffer overflow exploits.
- Audit server applications. Quickly audit applications that are running and accessing the network before establishing an application or network lockdown policy.
- Detect and respond to application-level attacks and unauthorized activity. Employs log monitoring of operating system and application activity to help maintain system integrity and compliance.
- Enforce service and application policy. Verifies that only authorized services and applications are running on servers. (Available on Windows 2003 supported platforms only.)
- Enforce network access policy. Verifies that only authorized applications are accessing the network. (Available on Windows 2003 supported platforms only.)
- Verify the integrity of key files. Combines real-time file integrity monitoring with file system baselining to verify the integrity of sensitive files as well as critical system binaries and configuration files to track alterations by unauthorized users.
- Stop unauthorized users from making security changes. Helps prevent anything or anyone from stopping or disabling Security Server Protection for Windows regardless of local or remote administrative privileges.
- Enforce antivirus compliance. Verifies that servers are receiving the latest antivirus updates and reports non-compliant servers.
Security Server Protection for Windows also:
- Provides a local user interface. Local interface provides access to security policy configuration. Policy priority can be central control, local control, or shared control (with central priority).
- Integrates with Active Directory. Use Active Directory grouping structure to manage policies, monitor events, and create reports.
Some host protection solutions provide intrusion prevention signatures in addition to a local firewall. Much like antivirus signatures, signature-based intrusion prevention works well against known threats, but can be useless against unknown exploits. Preemptive protection, based on a combination of vulnerability-centric intrusion prevention coupled with other protection technologies, is designed to keep valuable servers ahead of the threat.
Preemptive threat prevention
IBM security solutions provide preemptive protection with network and server security offerings, including IBM Security Server Protection for Windows V2.2. Vulnerability-centric intrusion prevention from IBM has helped protect clients from network-borne threats such as worms, viruses, spyware, and hacker attacks for many years.
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IBM Security Server Protection for Windows V2.2 provides a scalable, high-performance, advanced intrusion defense and server security solution. It is flexible enough to provide significant value for both small and large organizations. Security Server Protection for Windows' preemptive protection approach to server security allows Security Server Protection to detect both known and unknown threats. In the evolving IT security threat landscape, attackers continuously search for new ways not only to disrupt system operation, but also to gain unauthorized access to sensitive, valuable data for personal gain. Security Server Protection for Windows's proactive defense against unknown and emerging threats constitutes a significant advantage and differentiates it from a reactive, signature-based approach.
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Program Program number VRM name 5725-C25 2.2.0 IBM Security Server Protection for Windows
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Product documentation is available at the following website. Click IBM Security Server Protection.
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Specified operating environment
- Minimum processor: Pentium® III 600 Mhz or better
- Minimum memory: 256 MB in addition to memory required by other applications
- Disk space: 100 MB
- Network connection: TCP/IP network connection over 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Security Server Protection for Windows V2.2 supports:
- Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2003 SP2 Web Edition x86-32
- Windows Server 2003 SP2 Enterprise Edition x86-32
- Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 Enterprise Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Datacenter Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 Standard Edition x86-32
- Windows Server 2003 SP2 Standard Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack Web Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard Edition x86-32
- Windows Server 2003 SP2 Web Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2003 SP2 Standard Edition x86-32
- Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 Standard Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2003 SP2 Enterprise Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Enterprise Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 Web Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 Enterprise Edition x86-32
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise Edition x86-32
- Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web Edition x86-32
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Standard Edition x86-64
- Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 Web Edition x86-32
The following product is included with IBM Security Server Protection for Windows V2.2 for use restricted to Security Server Protection for Windows:
- IBM Security Site Protector System V2.0 Service Pack 8.1
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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 (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.
IBM Security Server Protection for Windows V2.2 is distributed with:
- International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
- License Information document
- Publications (refer to the Publications section)
This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, which will be stored in a directory called LICENSE.
Security, auditability, and control
Security Server Protection for Windows V2.2 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. 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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Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each Install of the program.
The pricing for IBM Security Server Protection for Windows is priced by number of server installations. One server installation requires one entitlement of Security Server Protection for Windows.
Assume customer ABC plans to install Security Server Protection for Windows on 50 servers in their enterprise environment.
Customer ABC would need to order 50 Security Server Protection for Windows entitlements to entitle their current environment.
Customer ABC is looking to expand their enterprise server environment from 50 server installations to 150 server installations. The customer now requires entitlements for 150 Security Server Protection for Windows installations.
Customer already has entitlements for 50 Security Server Protection for Windows installations. Customer ABC would need to order an additional 100 IBM Security Server Protection for Windows entitlements to entitle their new environment with a total of 150 Security Server Protection for Windows entitlements.
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Product group: Security Product Identifier Description PID IBM Security Server Protection for Windows V2.2 5725-C25 Product category: Security Server Protection
Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
Ordering information for Passport Advantage
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The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per required number of Installs. To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.
Description Part number IBM Security Server Protection for Windows D0JWTLL per Install Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo IBM Security Server Protection for Windows E0C9CLL per Install Annual SW S&S Rnwl IBM Security Server Protection for Windows D0JWULL per Install SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
To order a media pack for Passport Advantage, specify the part number in the desired quantity from the following table:
Description Part number IBM SEC SERV PRO FOR WIN V2.2 MP BJ0YZEN
IBM Security Server Protection for Windows is also available, via web download, from Passport Advantage.
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