IBM InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction V2.5 assists you in protecting sensitive data from unintentional disclosure

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP12-0018
July 10, 2012

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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
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At a glance
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InfoSphere® Guardium® Data Redaction provides privacy for unstructured documents by removing sensitive data. It offers the ability to privatize information in order to increase internal information sharing and also to assist your efforts to respond to regulatory requirements by providing an efficient document redaction mechanism.

This solution is intended to enable you to:

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InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction provides an easier and more secure mechanism for sharing unstructured data for purposes of increased internal information sharing, supporting your efforts to comply with regulations and privatization of test data. A flexible, efficient design helps businesses protect their sensitive information while still giving employees access to mission-critical information and helping to increase productivity.

InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction is intended to help reduce the time and costs associated with redacting documents. Its automated mode allows businesses to apply a uniform policy to shared documents in high-volume situations. Its semi-automated review function allows for more fine-grained user intervention in the privatization process. It offers support for IBM ECM document repositories, allowing the redaction of documents in typical large-scale enterprise document stores. The Secure Viewer allows authorized employees to view pre-redacted documents according to their roles in the organization.

The following enhancements have been made in Version 2.5:

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Key prerequisites
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The announced product runs on a variety of Microsoft™ Windows™ platforms.

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Planned availability date
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July 13, 2012

Availability of programs with encryption algorithm in France is subject to French government approval.

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InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction can help protect sensitive, unstructured data contained in documents and forms from unintentional disclosure by detecting and removing the data from the document version openly shared. It supports many of today's document formats, including scanned documents, PDF, TIFF, Microsoft Word, Text, and XML files.

Language support includes English, French, German, and Spanish. The Microsoft Windows operating system is supported.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

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Program number
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Program               Program
number        VRM     name
5724-Z69      V2.5    InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction

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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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All product publications are provided in softcopy format on the product CD-ROMs and DVDs.

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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For information on hardware requirements, refer to the Software requirements section.

Software requirements

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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


InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction V2.5 (5724-Z69) is distributed with:

Security, auditability, and control

InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction uses the security and auditability features of the host software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.

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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.

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To locate IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus in your geography for a specific Software Value Plus portfolio, contact your IBM representative.

Product group: Guardium
  Product Identifier Description 5724-Z69
  InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction
Product category: Guardium

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PID      Charge
number   metric        Program name

5724-Z69 Processor     InfoSphere Guardium
          Value Unit    Data Redaction

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 the website below) 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. The PVU table can be found at

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 web page below). If using Full Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores1in 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 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 :

Passport Advantage

InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction (5724-Z69)
number    Program name/Description

BB1A3EN   InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction
            Multiplatform English Media Pack
D0CMTLL   InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction
            PVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Mo
E08M9LL   InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction
            PVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
D0CMULL   InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction
            PVU SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

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.

Entitled maintenance                                      Part
offering description        Media pack description        number

InfoSphere Guardium         InfoSphere Guardium Data      BB1A3EN
Data Redaction              Redaction V2.5
                            English Media Pack
Withdrawal of previous Passport Advantage part numbers

The following IPLA software media pack part numbers are being replaced or are obsolete as a result of this announcement. The effective withdrawal date is June 12, 2012.

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 .

Withdrawn from marketing information
Program name/Description                     number

Optim Data Redaction V1.1 Windows            BB145EN
English Media Pack
New release information
Program name/Description                     number

InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction V2.5      BB1A3EN
Multiplatform English Media Pack

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

number     Description
D0CMWLL    InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction On/Off CoD
             Proc Day OOCoD Temp Use Chrg

Processor Value Unit (PVU) sub-capacity licensing

This software product is eligible for sub-capacity licensing. Customers must accept the terms of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (Attachment), and must obtain PVU Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) for the maximum processor core capacity available to an eligible sub-capacity product when deployed in an eligible virtualization environment. This is also referred to as sub-capacity or virtualization capacity licensing.

Customers must use the IBM License Metric Tool unless they meet the exceptions described in the Attachment.

For information regarding PVU sub-capacity licensing, including terms and IBM License Metric Tool ordering information, visit

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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.

This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.


IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (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).

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information form number


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


Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

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Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)


Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at
Usage restrictions

Yes. For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. 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 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 with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support 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, only 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

Software Subscription and Support 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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System i Software Maintenance applies


Variable charges apply


Educational allowance available

Education allowance does not apply.

Education software allowance does not apply.

Special education prices are available for qualified customers through Passport Advantage .

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Amendment for iSeries® and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand - Software (Z125-6907), must be signed prior to use.

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Statement of good security practices
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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.

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The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM . Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

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Announcement countries
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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Iran, Sudan, and Syria.


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InfoSphere, Guardium, IBM, FileNet, Passport Advantage, Express, iSeries and pSeries are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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