IBM PowerSC Trusted Surveyor and PowerSC Standard editions help address cloud and virtual data center security issuesIBM United States Software Announcement 212-340
October 3, 2012
|Table of contents|
|At a glance|
PowerSC provides security and compliance tools to protect datacenters and cloud environments virtualized with PowerVM® .
For ordering, contact your IBM® representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
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PowerSC provides a trusted solution to help you simplify the security and compliance administration for virtual workloads running on IBM Power Systems servers. PowerSC simplifies security compliance and strengthens security by providing trusted system extensions.
By supplying prebuilt system profiles that provide security and compliance automation, PowerSC simplifies security compliance. This automation enforces compliance to various industry standards, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, the US Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guide, the COBIT best practices, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy and Security Rules.
PowerSC is a "virtualization aware" offering because it has embedded components in the Power Systems virtualization technology PowerVM . This allows PowerSC to harden security and simplify compliance within virtual workloads.
New function and fixes are now added to existing PowerSC Express® and PowerSC Standard editions while releasing PowerSC Trusted Surveyor as a new offering under the PowerSC offering family.
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|Planned availability date|
November 9, 2012
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PowerSC includes the following features:
PowerSC Trusted Surveyor monitors the compliance of virtual networks to network segregation policies. This ensures that virtual machines are properly segregated within the virtualization infrastructure.
Trusted Surveyor provides an enterprise view of the virtual network from all HMCs and CECs. This view is configured from a web server interface. The reports generated from Trusted Surveyor can be downloaded in Excel spreadsheet format. The reports generated can be saved and consumed by third party tools like Microsoft Excel.
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Program Program number VRM name 5765-PTS 1.1.0 IBM PowerSC Trusted Surveyor *5765-G82 1.1.x PowerSC Express Edition *5765-PSE 1.1.x PowerSC Standard Edition * Offerings are already announced and available in AAS.
Product identification number
Maintenance Maintenance Program PID number 1 year PID number 3 year PID number 5765-PTS 5660-PTS 5662-PTS 5661-PTS 5663-PTS 5664-PTS *5765-G82 *5660-G82 *5662-G82 *5661-G82 *5663-G82 *5664-G82 *5765-PSE *5660-PSE *5662-PSE *5661-PSE *5663-PSE *5664-PSE * Offerings are already announced and available in AAS.
Business Partner information
If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).
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Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS)
The reliability of IBM Power Systems starts with components, devices, and subsystems that are designed to be fault-tolerant. IBM Power Systems uses lower voltage technology in the processor SCMs that improves the reliability of stacked latches to reduce soft error (SER) susceptibility. During the design and development process, subsystems go through rigorous verification and integration testing processes. During system manufacturing, systems go through a thorough testing process to help ensure high product quality levels.
The processor and memory subsystem contains a number of features designed to avoid or correct environmentally induced, single-bit, intermittent failures, as well as handle solid faults in components, including selective redundancy to tolerate certain faults without requiring an outage or parts replacement.
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Specified operating environment
PowerSC editions offerings 5765-G82 and 5765-PSE:
POWER7 technology-based hardware requires Firm Ware 7.4 to utilize Trusted Boot.
PowerSC Trusted Surveyor offering 5765-PTS:
PowerSC Trusted Surveyor and PowerSC editions offerings:
PowerSC Standard edition must be licensed for all active cores on a Power Systems server. When additional cores are activated, clients must purchase the same number of additional PowerSC licenses.
PowerSC Trusted Surveyor offering:
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.
For additional information, refer to Usage restrictions in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website
Your Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for this program is a copy of a paid sales receipt, purchase order, invoice, or other sales record from IBM or its authorized reseller from whom you acquired the program, provided that it states the license charge unit (the characteristics of intended use of the program, number of processors, number of users) and quantity acquired.
Information about how you may obtain program services will be provided by the party (either IBM or its authorized reseller) from whom you acquired the program.
Security, auditability, and control
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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The PowerSC Trusted Surveyor is licensed by managed Hardware Management Console (HMC). Trusted Surveyor requires a dedicated AIX LPAR which runs the Trusted Surveyor web application which discovers and monitors the virtualized infrastructure. Typically a customer will only need one instance of this application per enterprise.
Part number or Program name PID number Charge metric IBM PowerSC Trusted 5765-PTS Per Server Surveyor SW Maintenance 5660-PTS Per Server Registration/Renewal 1 Year SW Maintenance After 5661-PTS Per Server License 1 Year SW Maintenance 5662-PTS Per Server Registration 3 Year SW Maintenance After 5664-PTS Per Server License 3 Year
Server is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A server is a physical computer that is comprised of processing units, memory, and input/output capabilities and that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications for one or more users or Client Devices. Where racks, blade enclosures, or other similar equipment is being employed, each separable physical device (for example, a blade or a rack-mounted device) that has the required components is considered itself a separate server. For the purpose of server-based licensing, licensee must obtain entitlements for each server that is made available to the program, regardless of the number of processor cores and partitions in the server or the number of copies of the program on the server.
Orders may be placed beginning with configurator availability.
For new orders, select from the following table:
IBM PowerSC Trusted Surveyor, V1.1 (5765-PTS): SWMA PIDs and features support this new offering.
5765-PTS IBM PowerSC Trusted Surveyor OTC feature Description number Per Server 0001
This software license offers Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.
Extending coverage for a total of three years from the date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.
5660-PTS Software Maintenance Registration, 1 year Feature Feature description number Per Server registration 0001 Per Server 7x24 registration 0002 5661-PTS Software Maintenance After License, 1 year Feature Feature description number Per Server After License Charge 0001 5662-PTS Software Maintenance Registration, 3 year Feature Feature description number Per Server registration 0001 Per Server 7x24 registration 0002 5664-PTS Software Maintenance After License, 3 year Feature Feature description number Per Server After License Charge 0001
System Program Order (SPO): An order for SPO 5692-A6P is mandatory for shipments of program distribution. The individual licensed program orders are for registration and billing purposes only. No shipment occurs under these orders.
Specify feature number 3435.
Machine-readable materials are only available on CD-ROM. To receive shipment of machine-readable materials the order needs to include SPO 5692-A6P.
The individual licensed program order (for example, 5765-PTS) must still be ordered but will be for registration and billing purposes only and will not result in shipment of materials.
Feature Program number Program/Function name number 5692-A6P IBM PowerSC Trusted Surveyor 2297
Basic Machine-Readable Material: Select one of the following priced feature numbers for media type under 5692-A6P.
Media process Media charges feature feature Media type number number DVD 3435 1100 Media Charge DVD 3435 1101 Media No-charge Feature Program number Description number 5765-PTS Branch Office Expedite 3445 5660-PTS Branch Office Expedite 3445 5661-PTS Branch Office Expedite 3445 5662-PTS Branch Office Expedite 3445 5664-PTS Branch Office Expedite 3445
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|Terms and conditions|
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.
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.
This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).
Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance
The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) agreement applies for Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.
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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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
IBM PowerSC Trusted Surveyor (5765-PTS): LC23-5139-00
The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website
Limited warranty applies
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).
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 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
Software Subscription and Support applies
Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.
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, every day of the year. 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 this agreement.
For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel
System i Software Maintenance applies
Variable charges apply
Educational allowance available
Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
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|Statement of good security practices|
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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|IBM Electronic Services|
IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.
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.
To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit
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5765-PTS IBM PowerSC Trusted Surveyor OTC feature Description number Per Server 0001 OTC feature Description number Per Server C2DE
5660-PTS Software Maintenance Registration, 1 year Feature Feature description number Per Server 0001 Per Server 7x24 0002 5661-PTS Software Maintenance After License, 1 year Feature Feature description number Per Server After License Charge 0001 5662-PTS Software Maintenance Registration, 3 year Feature Feature description number Per Server 0001 Per Server 7x24 0002 5664-PTS Software Maintenance After License, 3 year Feature Feature description number Per Server After License Charge 0001
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Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.
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