IBM Proventia Endpoint Secure Control helps provide endpoint security, data protection, systems maintenance, and security configuration management across desktops, servers, and mobile computers

IBM United States Services Announcement 609-040
May 5, 2009

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IBM® Proventia® Endpoint Secure Control is designed to enable you to escape from the constraints of vendor lock-in and to help enhance your endpoint security, compliance, and operations at a lower cost. IBM Proventia Endpoint Secure Control combines many of the key areas of endpoint security, data security, systems maintenance, and security configuration management and compliance, helping to free you to choose point security products from an array of vendors and manage them as a consolidated solution. Moreover, as information security threats and your requirements evolve, IBM Proventia Endpoint Secure Control is designed to easily integrate new security capabilities. IBM Proventia Endpoint Secure Control capabilities include:

  • Endpoint security
    • Vulnerability-centric intrusion prevention system
    • Endpoint firewall
    • IBM X-Force® protection
    • Anti-malware technologies
    • Signature and behavioral anti-virus
    • Buffer overflow exploit prevention
  • Endpoint data security
    • Network access control
    • Data loss prevention
    • Encryption management
    • Device control and content analysis for sensitive data
  • Endpoint systems maintenance
    • Patch management
    • Power management
    • Anti-virus and anti-spyware client management and deployment and removal tools
  • Endpoint security configuation management and compliance
    • Application control
    • Security configuration management
    • Security policy management
    • Vulnerability assessment

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May 5, 2009

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Minimum processor

Deployment size      CPU
< 250 Endpoints      2-3 GHz
1,000 Endpoints      2-3 GHz - 2 Cores
10,000 Endpoints     2-3 GHz - 2-4 Cores
50,000 Endpoints     2-3 GHz - 4 Cores
100,000 Endpoints    2-3 GHz - 4-8 Cores
> 200,000 Endpoints  2-3+ GHz - 8-16 Cores

Operating systems

  • Endpoint:
    • Microsoft® Windows® 2000 (SP3, SP4)
    • Microsoft Windows XP (SP1, SP2)
    • Microsoft Vista
  • Management server:
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 (SP2+)/2003/2008 Server (x86/x64) with SQL Server 2005

VM guest OS support

  • VMware ESX
  • VMware Server

Network connection

Endpoint: 10/100/1000 Mbps TCP/IP network connection

Management server: 10/100/1000 Mbps TCP/IP network connection

Minimum memory

Deployment size      Minimum memory
< 250 Endpoints      1 GB
1,000 Endpoints      2 GB
10,000 Endpoints     4 GB
50,000 Endpoints     8 GB
100,000 Endpoints    12 GB
> 200,000 Endpoints  16 GB or greater

Disk space

Deployment size      Disk space
< 250 Endpoints      Standard HD
1,000 Endpoints      1 RAID Array (RAID 10, 5)
10,000 Endpoints     1-2 RAID Arrays (RAID 10)
50,000 Endpoints     2 RAID Arrays (RAID 10)
100,000 Endpoints    3 RAID Arrays (RAID 10)
> 200,000 Endpoints  3-4 RAID Arrays (RAID 10)

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