IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.8 delivers file and email filter for unwanted, confidential, and malicious content

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-218
August 16, 2011


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Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order now Order now
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IBM® Lotus® Protector for Mail Security 2.8 software appliance delivers integrated protection for IBM Lotus Quickr® for WebSphere® Portal and IBM Connections software with feature rich content filtering capabilities. You also get two new licensing models, which gives you more buying options for deploying Lotus Protector for Mail Security software appliance.

New capabilities

  • Real-time content inspection for social business - Detecting uploaded viruses to Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal 8.5.1 and IBM Connections 3.0.1 in real-time delivers instant protection and feedback to your collaboration users.
  • Data loss protection - Protect yourself from exposure by using integrated content extraction filters at your mail gateway. With version 2.8, IBM Protector for Mail Security delivers integrated filters designed to not only look within an email but also deep inside common office documents such as spreadsheets and presentations for confidential information.
  • Platform independence - You get high quality protection against Internet threats for standard messaging platforms in a way that extends the legendary security of IBM.
  • New licensing models - Simplify and align your licensing costs with two new alternative license models for IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security software appliance: Fixed Term Licensing (FTL) and Processor Value Units (PVU).

IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.8 software appliance integrates seamlessly into your social business infrastructure, extending your investment further while minimizing operational support tasks and end-user complexity.

IBM Proventia® Network Mail Security System is no longer sold. However, the IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.8 software appliance supports migration of IBM Proventia customers. Migrate your Proventia Network Mail Security System to the IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.8 software appliance for continued support and enhancements.

IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security media packs for version 2.1 and version 2.5 are no longer sold.

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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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements section for details.



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Planned availability date
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August 16, 2011: Electronic availability

September 9, 2011: Media availability



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Description
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Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

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.



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Reference information
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Refer to Software Announcement 210-436, dated December 14, 2010.



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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language        GA date
 
Protector for Mail Security    Multilingual    September 9, 2011
V2.8.0                         (Portuguese,
                               French,
                               Danish,
                               Catalan,
                               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   2.8.0                        IBM Lotus Protector for
                                        Mail Security


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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training website

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

IBM Software Services for Lotus Education provides education to support many Lotus offerings. For a complete list of offerings visit the website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/training


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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

Refer to

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

None.

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 License Information form number for IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security is L-GHUS-88MPGM.

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
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Lotus Protector for Mail          5724-U72   Per Processor
 Security                                         Value Unit (PVU)
IBM Lotus Protector for Mail          5724-U72   Per Authorized
 Security                                         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.

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU Table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores.

Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the webpage below). If using full capacity licensing, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using virtualization capacity licensing, licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_specific_virtualization_technologies.html

* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes:

  • Some programs may require licenses for the program and what is being managed. In that case, the following applies. In addition to the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.
  • Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis only. In that case, the following applies: Instead of the entitlements required for the program directly, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.
  • A few programs on an exception basis may be licensed on a referenced basis. In that case, the following applies. Rather than obtaining entitlements for the activated processor cores available to the program, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the environment made available to the referenced program as if the program itself were executing everywhere the referenced program was executing, independent of the basis on which the referenced program is licensed.
  • Express and workgroup programs may be licensed with maximum use terms. In that case, the following applies. The maximum authorized use terms and conditions for PVU licensed IBM express and middleware programs can be found in the IBM Express and Middleware Licensing Guide.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security
Lotus Protector Mail Security Authorized User Annual SW  E057DLL
 S&S Renewal
Lotus Protector Mail Security Authorized User Initial    D0K20LL
 FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Lotus Protector Mail Security Authorized User Lic + SW   D04QYLL
 S&S 12 Mo
Lotus Protector Mail Security Authorized User SW S&S     D04QZLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
Lotus Protector Mail Security Authorized User            E0CBDLL
 Subsequent FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Lotus Protector Mail Security Processor Value Unit       D0K0ULL
 (PVU) Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Lotus Protector Mail Security Processor Value Unit       E0CB2LL
 Annual SW S&S Renewal
Lotus Protector Mail Security Processor Value Unit SW    D0K0VLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage trade-up licenses

IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Trade-up
                                                        part
                                                        number
 
IBM Lotus Protector for
 Mail Security
Competitor                  Lotus Protector Mail        D04R0LL
                             Security AU from
                             Competitor Trade Up Lic+SW
                             S&S 12 Mo
Competitor                  Lotus Protector Mail        D0K0WLL
                             Security PVU from
                             Competitor Trade Up Lic+SW
                             S&S 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
Protector for Mail Security V2.8.0
IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security V2.8.0 DVD Media   AH159ML
 Pack 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 V2.8.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Lotus Protector for     IBM Lotus Protector for     AH159ML
 Mail Security Authorized    Mail Security V2.8.0 DVD
 User                        Media Pack Multilingual
IBM Lotus Protector for     IBM Lotus Protector for     AH159ML
 Mail Security Per           Mail Security V2.8.0 DVD
 Processor Value Unit        Media Pack Multilingual
Withdrawal of previous Passport Advantage part numbers

Effective September 15, 2011 , IBM will withdraw from marketing the following products licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement. A replacement product and availability date is listed if one is available.

Withdrawn products            Replacement products
Part     Product name         Part    Product name         Avail.
no.                           no.                          date
 
5724-U72 IBM Lotus Protector
          for Mail Security
          V2.5.0
AH11BML  Protector for Mail   AH159ML IBM Lotus Protector  09/09/11
          Security V2.5.0 DVD          for Mail Security
          Media Pack                   V2.8.0 DVD Media
          Multilingual                 Pack Multilingual
5724-U72 IBM Lotus Protector
          for Mail Security
          V2.1.0
AH0YXML  IBM Lotus Protector  AH159ML IBM Lotus Protector  09/09/11
          for Mail Security            for Mail Security
          V2.1.0 Media Pack            V2.8.0 DVD Media
          Multilingual                 Pack Multilingual

Orders for these part numbers will not be accepted after the stated effective date of withdrawal, nor will normal marketing activities or educational support be available unless previous agreement exists between the customer and IBM.



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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 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-8EYQV7

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

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

Yes

Limited warranty

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Money-back guarantee

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

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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 website

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International Passport Agreement
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance)

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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 (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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