IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System helps improve the user experience and adds application profiling to network behavior analysis

IBM United States Services Announcement 608-021
March 18, 2008


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TOC link Overview TOC link Installation
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Warranty service
TOC link Availability date TOC link Hardware warranty period
TOC link Description TOC link Hardware warranty service
TOC link Physical specifications TOC link Program licensing
TOC link Power requirements TOC link Program limited warranty
TOC link Cable requirements TOC link Maintenance service
TOC link Software requirements TOC link Prices
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IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System provides network diagnostics and works with your existing network infrastructure to help:

  • Enhance network protection
  • Safeguard both routine data and critical data from insider threats
  • Enforce policies for effective network controls
  • Identify your assets on your network
  • Profile your critical applications and traffic flow
  • Analyze user activities
  • Enforce policies for appropriate use
  • Protect networks from the spread of worms and zero-day threats
  • Provide forensic details for network assets, applications, and events

For a complete list of IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System features and functions, refer to the Description section of this announcement.
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Key prerequisites

  • Hardware networks
    • Cisco
    • Juniper
    • Extreme
    • Foundry
  • Software
    • NetFlow v1, v5, v7, or v9
    • sFlow v2, v4, or v5

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Availability date

March 18, 2008
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IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System features are:

  • Pervasive, cost-effective visibility — Leverages "IP flow" technology in existing network infrastructure equipment for pervasive, cost-effective network visibility and security.
  • Application intelligence — Enhances your level of visibility, security, and control of critical applications on your network by detecting and reporting on application traffic violations, allowing you to help reduce down-time and time-to-resolution of network issues.
  • Network behavioral analysis — Uses network behavioral analysis to automatically determine what's "normal" on your network, with traffic such as VoIP or P2P, and subsequently alerts you to abnormalities which could be caused by simple misconfiguration or malicious activity.
  • Zero-day protection — Helps detects zero-day threats with behavior analysis that complements the intrusion prevention system for added protection against worms, botnets, and other threats.
  • Optimized threat analysis — Combines the global threat visibility of the Active Threat Level Analysis System with the local threat detection provided by Active Threat Feed fingerprints, exclusive to Arbor, to help prioritize threat analysis and mitigation.
  • Compliance assurance — Helps ease the burden associated with meeting internal or regulatory compliance by easily producing network usage audit reports. In addition, it shows you if you are compliant today, alerts you to compliancy violations, and helps provide a full audit trail of performing forensics activities.

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Physical specifications

  • Width: 482.6 mm (19 in)
  • Depth: 609.6 mm (24 in)
  • Height: 88.9 mm (3.5 in)
  • Weight: 20.412 kg (45 lb)

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Power requirements

  • Uninterruptible power system support: No
  • Units: ac
  • Amps: 4.70 Amps
  • Voltage: 115/220 Volts ac
  • Input range: 105 to 264 V ac at 47 to 63 Hz, full range
  • Operating temperature: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
  • Emissions: FCC Class A
  • Redundant power supply: Yes

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Cable requirements

The IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System is shipped with crossover cables for configuration. Setup requires one to six standard CAT 5 cables for deployment, depending on configuration. These cables must be ordered separately.
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Software requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® 2003 server 32-bit
  • Linux™ Kernel 32/64-bit
  • SUSE Linux

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IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System includes the following installation assistance:

Setup Assistance Team — You receive a two-day engagement with a setup assistance team who will set up and work with the appliance in a test environment.
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Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically via an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. If applicable to your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System standard warranty service.

Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information. This IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System is covered by the following type of service.
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Hardware warranty period

One year
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Hardware warranty service

Machine Exchange Service — IBM will initiate shipment of a replacement IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System to your location. You are responsible for its installation and verification of its operation. You must pack the failing IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System in the shipping container that contained the replacement IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System and return the failing IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System to IBM. Transportation charges, both ways, are paid by IBM. You may be charged for the replacement IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System if IBM does not receive the failing IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System.

The IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System contains preloaded software programs.
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Program licensing

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

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment it will conform to its specifications. The warranty period is at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program.
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Maintenance service

The IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System is eligible for support and maintenance under the terms and conditions of the IBM Support and Maintenance Policy for IBM ISS Products and Services (Z125-7818). The Policy Document can be found at the following Web site

Support and maintenance must be purchased separately. Consult your IBM representative for ordering information.
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For pricing information, contact your IBM Internet Security Systems representative at 800-776-2362.

Ordering information

To order IBM Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System, contact IBM Internet Security Systems at 800-776-2362.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

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