IBM Security Systems Support Resources - Threat / Infrastructure Protection



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Important: The Product Download Center (DLC) is migrating to the Flexera License Key and Download Center to provide better service to IBM customers. Some customers will need to make configuration changes to firewalls and proxies prior to using the new DLC. Please review the Technotes below for detailed information:
Technote 1625720
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IBM Security Systems Licensing Center
The majority of IBM Security System's Threat products utilize Flexera Software's License Key Center (LKC) for product licensing. The LKC can be accessed by clicking the hyperlink above or via

For legacy products Internet Scanner and Multifunction MX FW 3.x, you should continue to access the License Registration Center ( to download WOS license keys.
Licensing Issues?
In an effort to provide customers with prompt and accurate assistance with product license issues, a licensing support team was created. This team has established close working relationships with other departments to ensure timely response and resolution to customer concerns.

Review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document for solutions to the most common licensing issues.
IBM Security Systems Appliance Service and Support Product lifecycle information
How do you request a replacement for a faulty appliance? (formerly known as Advance Hardware Exchange or RMA)?

IBM Security Appliance Machine Exchange Service

Special offerings are available for Network Protection Appliances in Japan. For more information, please consult this web page:
Security Systems Lifecycle Policy

Security Systems Lifecycle Dates

Contacting IBM Software Support
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Submitting problems electronically using IBM Service Request (SR)
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The SR application is the quickest and most efficient method to request service or support for your IBM Security Threat Protection software and appliances. SR allows you to submit all of the pertinent information about your problem, including logs or other files, in a quick and efficient manner. This should save you time and may also improve problem resolution time.

You can also use your mobile device to submit / update / review your Service Requests and PMRs. For more information, see Using IBM Service Request on your mobile device.

Telephone / voice access - visit the IBM Directory of worldwide contacts to find the number for your location. When contacting IBM Support by telephone, always choose the option for Software Support (Option #2). You will be required to provide your IBM Customer Number (ICN) and company name to ensure you receive the level of support and / or service to which you are entitled. As a reminder, service and support for your IBM Security Threat Protection software and appliances is provided by IBM Software Support.

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Related information

IBM Appliance Support Handbook

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Security IBM Security SiteProtector System Not Applicable
Security Proventia Network Multi-Function Security Not Applicable
Security IBM Security Virtual Server Protection for VMware Not Applicable
Security Internet Scanner Software Not Applicable
Security Proventia Network Enterprise Scanner Not Applicable
Security Proventia Virtualized Network Security Platform Not Applicable
Security IBM Security Host Protection RealSecure Server Sensor
Security IBM Security Host Protection Proventia Server
Security IBM Security Network Controller Not Applicable
Security Proventia Desktop Endpoint Security Not Applicable
Security IBM Security Access Manager for Web WebSeal AMP Appliance
Security IBM Security Network Protection Not Applicable

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IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System

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