IBM InfoSphere Guardium products deliver a simple, robust solution designed to prevent unauthorized data access, changes, and leaks from databases and files

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP15-0143
February 10, 2015


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IBM® InfoSphere® Guardium® products can help you eliminate costly and high-risk manual and silo approaches to data security and compliance by unifying and automating regulatory compliance tasks, thereby reducing operational costs while dramatically reducing security risks.

InfoSphere Guardium V9.5 improvements:

  • Automatic load balancing enables users to seamlessly install InfoSphere Guardium agents (Software TAP or S-TAP®) that automatically determine the best configuration for performance.
  • New packaging for selected offerings. In an effort to more accurately reflect how data security software is used, this release offers new pricing metrics for Guardium Vulnerability Assessment, Guardium Activity Monitor for Big Data, and Guardium Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses.
  • Entitlement reporting is included with both Guardium Data Activity Monitoring and Vulnerability Assessment products.


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IBM InfoSphere Guardium products deliver a simple, robust solution designed to prevent unauthorized data access, changes, and leaks from databases and files. They can help ensure the integrity of information in the data center and automate compliance controls.

InfoSphere Guardium products are designed to secure and continuously monitor access to data in enterprise databases, data warehouses, file shares, document sharing solutions, and big data environments, such as Hadoop. Additionally, they are designed to assist you in enforcing your policies for sensitive data access across the enterprise using a scalable platform.

A centralized audit repository designed to maximize security, combined with an integrated application that automates compliance workflow, enables the products to help you streamline compliance validation activities across a wide variety of mandates.

InfoSphere Guardium products can help you with these tasks:

  • Monitor data activity and protect sensitive data by:
    • Automatically locating databases and discovering and classifying sensitive information within them
    • Enabling high visibility at a granular level into database, file share, warehousing, document-sharing, and Hadoop transactions that involve sensitive data
    • Tracking activities of users who access data indirectly through enterprise applications
    • Monitoring and enforcing a wide range of policies, including sensitive data access, database change control, and privileged user actions
    • Creating a single, secure centralized audit repository for large numbers of heterogeneous systems and databases
    • Automating the entire compliance auditing process, including creating and distributing reports as well as capturing comments and signatures
  • Harden database infrastructure against vulnerabilities by:
    • Automatically assessing database vulnerabilities and configuration flaws
    • Locking down configurations after recommended changes are implemented
    • Discovering existing entitlements to data to access appropriate access rights

The InfoSphere Guardium solution is designed for ease of use and scalability. It can be configured for a single data repository or a large number of heterogeneous data sources located across the enterprise. It uses integration with IT management and other security management solutions designed to enable comprehensive data protection across the enterprise.

This solution is available as preconfigured hardware appliances shipped by IBM or as software appliances that may be installed on your platform. Optional features can easily be added to your system after installation.



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Key prerequisites
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The solution can be easily deployed in a wide variety of environments. Refer to the Software requirements section for details.



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Planned availability date
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March 13, 2015



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Description
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IBM InfoSphere Guardium products offer a simple, robust solution that is designed to prevent unauthorized data access, changes, and leaks from databases, data warehouses, file shares, document-sharing solutions, and big data environments such as Hadoop. They help to ensure the integrity of information in the data center and automating compliance controls. They offer a scalable platform, intended to enable continuous data activity monitoring from heterogeneous sources, and enforcement of your policies for sensitive data access enterprise-wide.

Designed to be a secure, centralized audit repository that is combined with an integrated compliance workflow automation application, the products are designed to streamline compliance validation activities across a wide variety of mandates.

The InfoSphere Guardium product architecture enables you to select the modules appropriate for your immediate needs, adding modules as requirements grow and change. Available modules:

  • Data Activity Monitor and Audit - Standard:
    • Data Activity Monitoring available for three data environments:
      • Databases, which includes traditional databases and file sharing and document sharing
      • Data warehouses
      • Big data
    • Real-time alerts on suspicious activities and other security events
    • Detailed audit reports and built-in compliance workflow engine
    • Application user activity monitoring (Application End-User Identifier)
  • Data Activity Monitor and Audit - Advanced: All capabilities in Data Activity Monitor Audit - Standard, plus the ability to block data traffic according to policy (data-level access control) and mask unauthorized extraction of sensitive data
  • Vulnerability Assess and Monitor:
    • Database Vulnerability Assessment Application for detailed vulnerability assessment reports, including recommended remediation steps and ongoing progression analysis
    • Database Protection Knowledge Base, a subscription-based module to update the system with the latest threats, vulnerabilities, and best-practice recommendations
    • Configuration Audit System Application (CAS)
  • Central Manager and Aggregator Pack:
    • Central Manager and Aggregator application
    • Advanced Compliance Workflow application
  • Base appliances:
    • Physical or virtual appliance image or both
    • Enterprise Integrator
    • Entitlement Reporting
    • Sensitive Data Finder application

InfoSphere Guardium products address the database security and compliance lifecycle with a unified web console, back-end data store, and workflow automation system, which are intended to help you do the following tasks:

  • Locate and classify sensitive information in corporate databases.
  • Assess database server and operating system vulnerabilities and configuration flaws.
  • Ensure that configurations are locked down after recommended changes are implemented.
  • Enable high visibility and granularity into data transactions and activity, across all supported platforms and protocols, with an audit trail that supports separation of duties and that is designed to be secure and tamper-proof.
  • Track activities on major file and document sharing platforms such as Microsoft™ SharePoint.
  • Monitor and enforce your policies with alerting and blocking for sensitive data access, privileged user actions, change control, application user activities, and security exceptions such as failed logins.
  • Automate the entire compliance auditing process, including report distribution to oversight teams, sign-offs, and escalations with preconfigured reports relating to Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI DSS, and data privacy.
  • Create a single, centralized audit repository for enterprise-wide compliance reporting, performance optimization, investigations, and forensics.
  • Easily scale from safeguarding a single database to protecting many databases in distributed data centers around the world.
  • Enable deeper data activity insights to IT Security Information and Event Management tools for more accurate and effective security intelligence.

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Program number VRM Program name
5725-I11 9.5 InfoSphere Guardium Appliances
5725-I12 9.5 InfoSphere Guardium Data Security and Compliance


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

Contact your IBM representative for course 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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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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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

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

Software requirements

For information on software requirements, refer to

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSMPHH_9.5.0/com.ibm.guardium91.doc/overv iew/topics/release_notes.html

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Planning information

Packaging

InfoSphere Guardium Applications is distributed with:

  • Product code and documentation on CD and DVD
  • Quick Start Guide in hardcopy format
  • License Information on CD

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Direct customer support

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.

Security, auditability, and control

InfoSphere Guardium products are installed as a hardened Linux™ appliance (physical or virtual). The appliance includes various security, audit, and compliance functions to help ensure the availability of the solution, confidentiality of the data stored on the appliance, and accountability for any configuration changes.

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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Product Group: Guardium

Product Identifier Description: 5725-I11, 5725-I12

Product Category: InfoSphere Guardium Appliance

Passport Advantage
Part number Part description
E0KZXLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Big Data Resource Value Unit (MVS™) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D1E01LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Big Data Resource Value Unit (MVS) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D1E02LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Central Management and Aggregation Pack for Big Data Resource Value Unit (MVS) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E0KZYLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Central Management and Aggregation Pack for Big Data Resource Value Unit (MVS) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D1E03LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Central Management and Aggregation Pack for Big Data Resource Value Unit (MVS) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D1E04LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Big Data Resource Value Unit (MVS) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E0KZZLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Big Data Resource Value Unit (MVS) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D1E05LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Big Data Resource Value Unit (MVS) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D1E06LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Big Data InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Big Data Resource Value Unit Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
D1E07LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses for Linux on System z® Resource Value Unit (TB) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E0L00LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses for Linux on System z Resource Value Unit (TB) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D1E08LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses for Linux on System z Resource Value Unit (TB) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D1E09LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Big Data Resource Value Unit (MVS) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
D1E0ALL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses Resource Value Unit (TB) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E0L01LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses Resource Value Unit (TB) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D1E0BLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses Resource Value Unit (TB) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D1E0FLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Vulnerability Assessment for Databases Managed Virtual Server for Linux on System z License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E0L03LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Vulnerability Assessment for Databases Managed Virtual Server for Linux on System z Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D1E0GLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Vulnerability Assessment for Databases Managed Virtual Server for Linux on System z SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D1E0HLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Vulnerability Assessment for Databases Managed Virtual Server for z/OS® for System z License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E0L04LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Vulnerability Assessment for Databases Managed Virtual Server for z/OS for System z Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D1E0ILL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Vulnerability Assessment for Databases Managed Virtual Server for z/OS for System z SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D1E0JLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Vulnerability Assessment for Databases Managed Virtual Server License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E0L05LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Vulnerability Assessment for Databases Managed Virtual Server Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D1E0KLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Vulnerability Assessment for Databases Managed Virtual Server SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D1E0LLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses Resource Value Unit (TB) for Linux on System z License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E0L06LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses Resource Value Unit (TB) for Linux on System z Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D1E0MLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses Resource Value Unit (TB) for Linux on System z SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D1E0NLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses for Linux on System z TradeUp from InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses for Linux on System z Resource Value Unit (TB) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
D1E0PLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses Resource Value Unit (TB) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E0L07LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses Resource Value Unit (TB) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D1E0QLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses Resource Value Unit (TB) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D1E0RLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses TradeUp from InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses Resource Value Unit Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
D1E0SLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Central Management Aggregation Pack for Data Warehouses Resource Value Unit (TB) for Linux on System z License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E0L08LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Central Management Aggregation Pack for Data Warehouses Resource Value Unit (TB) for Linux on System z Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
D1E0TLL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Central Management Aggregation Pack for Data Warehouses Resource Value Unit (TB) for Linux on System z SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D1E0ULL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Central Management Aggregation Pack for Data Warehouses Resource Value Unit (TB) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
E0L09LL IBM InfoSphere Guardium Central Management Aggregation Pack for Data Warehouses Resource Value Unit (TB) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
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.

Part number Part description
BB04IML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Big Data for Multiplatforms Version 9.5 Multilingual Media Pack
BB04DML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Central Management and Aggregation Pack for Big Data for Multiplatforms Version 9.5 Multilingual Media Pack
BB049ML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Big Data for Multiplatforms Version 9.5 Multilingual Media Pack
BB04JML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses for Multiplatforms Version 9.5 Multilingual Media Pack
BB04CML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses for Multiplatforms Version 9.5 Multilingual Media Pack
BB04EML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Central Management Aggregation Pack for Data Warehouses for Multiplatforms Version 9.5 Multilingual Media Pack
BB04MML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Vulnerability Assessment for Databases for Multiplatforms Version 9.5 Multilingual Media Pack
Part number Part description
BB04TML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Collector Software Appliance Version 9.5 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack
BB04PML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Aggregator Software Appliance Version 9.5 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack
BB04XML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Security Platform Software Appliance Version 9.5 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack
BB04UML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Collector X2132 Appliance Version 9.5 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack
BB04VML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Collector X2164 Appliance Version 9.5 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack
BB04QML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Aggregator X2132 Appliance Version 9.5 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack
BB04RML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Aggregator X2164 Appliance Version 9.5 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack
BB04WML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Collector X3064 Appliance Version 9.5 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack
BB04SML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Aggregator X3064 Appliance Version 9.5 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack
Part number Part description
BB04LML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Databases Multiplatforms Version 9.5 Multilingual Media Pack
BB04BML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Databases for Multiplatforms Version 9.5 Multilingual Media Pack
BB04KML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for zOS for Multiplatforms Version 9.5 Multilingual Media Pack
BB04NML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Central Management and Aggregation Pack Version 9.5 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack
BB04GML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Central Management and Aggregation Pack for z/OS Version 9.5 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack
BB04AML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for zOS for Multiplatforms Version 9.5 Multilingual Media Pack
BB04FML IBM InfoSphere Guardium Express Activity Monitor for Databases for Multiplatforms Version 9.5 Multilingual Media Pack

Charge metric

PID number Part description Charge metric
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Collector Software Appliance Install
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Aggregator Software Appliance Install
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Security Platform Software Appliance Install
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Collector X2132 Appliance Appliance Install
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Collector X2164 Appliance Appliance Install
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Aggregator X2132 Appliance Appliance Install
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Aggregator X2164 Appliance Appliance Install
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Collector X3064 Appliance Install
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Aggregator X3064 Appliance Appliance Install
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Databases PVU
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Databases PVU
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for z/OS® RVU
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Central Management and Aggregation Pack PVU
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Central Management and Aggregation Pack for z/OS RVU
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for z/OS RVU
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Express Activity Monitor for Databases PVU
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Big Data RVU (Managed Virtual Server)
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Central Management and Aggregation Pack for Big Data RVU (Managed Virtual Server)
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Big Data RVU (Managed Virtual Server)
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses RVU (Terabyte)
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Central Management and Aggregation Pack for Data Warehouses RVU (Terabyte)
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Vulnerability Assessment for Databases RVU (Managed Virtual Server)
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses RVU (Terabyte)

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License Information number

Product identifier Product name License information ID
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Collector Software Appliance L-TESX-9QUL37
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Aggregator Software Appliance L-TESX-9SJ465
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Security Platform Software Appliance L-TESX-9SJ4HL
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Collector X2132 Appliance L-TESX-9SJ5RC
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Collector X2164 Appliance L-TESX-9SJ5UK
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Aggregator X2132 Appliance L-TESX-9SJ5WB
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Aggregator X2164 Appliance L-TESX-9SJ5YT
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Collector X3064 Appliance L-TESX-9SJ638
5725-I11 InfoSphere Guardium Aggregator X3064 Appliance L-TESX-9SJ67D
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Databases L-TESX-9QQNLB
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Databases L-TESX-9SJ4PK
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for z/OS L-TESX-9SJ4X7
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Central Management and Aggregation Pack L-TESX-9SJ4T4
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Central Management and Aggregation Pack for z/OS L-TESX-9SJ57W
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for z/OS L-TESX-9SJ5BE
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Express Activity Monitor for Databases L-TESX-9SJ5KL
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Big Data L-TESX-9SJRRK
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Central Management and Aggregation Pack for Big Data L-TESX-9SJS6J
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Big Data L-TESX-9SJSBR
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Advanced Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses L-TESX-9SJSHC
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Central Management and Aggregation Pack for Data Warehouses L-TESX-9SJT5Y
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Vulnerability Assessment for Databases L-TESX-9SJTND
5725-I12 InfoSphere Guardium Standard Activity Monitor for Data Warehouses L-TESX-9SJTQN

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

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Limited warranty applies

Yes

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

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

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

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

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

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook
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.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

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.



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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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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support, all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent. In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent™ tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24x7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to securely transmit either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system.

For additional information, refer to IBM Electronic Service Agent

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/esa/

More accurate reporting: Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, you are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, you can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the Electronic Support website at

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent. Reports are available for any system associated with your IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, you are able to see search results that apply specifically to your systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic



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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software Value Plus. Additional information is also available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.



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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries.

Trademarks

MVS and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, InfoSphere, Guardium, S-TAP, Global Technology Services, Passport Advantage, System i, Express, System z, z/OS and AIX are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Reference to other products in this announcement does not necessarily imply those products are announced, or intend to be announced, in your country. Additional terms of use are located at

Terms of use

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/

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