IBM Support

X-Force Protocol Analysis Module (PAM) signature information

Technote (FAQ)


Question

How can you view all of the Protocol Analysis Module (PAM) signatures and their tuning parameters?

Answer


YouTube Video
Protocol Analysis Module (PAM) Help File (03:55)
This video demonstrates how to download and use the pam.chm help file. This information will allow a user much more granular control over IPS Security Events and advanced event tuning options.


You can view information regarding signatures, signature categories, and signature tuning parameters in the pam.chm help file. This file can be obtained from the web or from the SiteProtector Console.
  • To access the help file from the web, download the file from the IBM X-Force Exchange portal.
  • To access the help file from SiteProtector, use the following steps:
    1. Open the SiteProtector Console.
    2. Go to Help > Attack Signatures > Protocol Analysis Module.

Once you download the pam.chm file from either the web or SiteProtector, you can open the file in Windows.

Usage Note:
You might find that the file appears to contain no information or might see a message like the following when attempting to open the file: Navigation to the webpage was canceled. This is due to the Windows installation being configured to block chm files by default. You can allow the file to open by doing the following:
  1. Download the pam.chm file to your computer.
  2. Right-click the file and select Properties.
  3. Under the General tab, click Unblock.


  4. Click OK to close the Properties window and then attempt to open the file again.



Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Security Proventia Virtualized Network Security Platform Protocol Analysis Module (PAM) Platform Independent Version Independent
Security IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System Protocol Analysis Module (PAM) Platform Independent Version Independent
Security IBM Security SiteProtector System General Information Platform Independent Version Independent

Document information

More support for: IBM Security Network Protection
Protocol Analysis Module (PAM)

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1498057

Modified date: 10 February 2014