Email security for social business

IBM® Lotus® Protector for Mail Security scans email messages and attached files for unwanted, confidential or malicious content, extending email security and compliance for your social business platform. It controls the email content that enters and leaves your company’s network to ensure a high level of email security and blocks spam and viruses. This software also provides integrated email content filtering for IBM Notes®, IBM Domino®, Microsoft Exchange and mixed email environments.

Lotus Protector for Mail Security features:

Advanced content filtering and email security capabilities

Efficient filtering technology

Personalized email control within IBM Notes

Simple administration for custom filtering

Lotus Protector for Mail Security resources

Lotus Protector for Mail Security

Email security for social business

IBM Software Subscription and Support is included in the product price for the first year.

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Designed to provide protection for organizations of all sizes, the IBM® Lotus® Protector for Mail Security software appliance is available in two deployment options:

 

  1. Software appliance: Install the Lotus Protector for Mail Security software appliance on off-the-shelf IBM System x® hardware and deploy as a physical appliance
  2. Virtual Appliance: Install Lotus Protector for Mail Security on supported VMware software and deploy as a virtualized appliance.
  3. Software that is compatible with (but not required) Lotus Protector for Mail Security

Software appliance

The Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.8.1 software appliance is certified to run natively on high quality, cost-effective Lenovo System x hardware as a physical appliance.

Model [1] Lenovo x3650-M4 (MT 7915K2G) Lenovo x3550 M4 (MT 7914E5G)
Processor [2] 2x Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2650 2x Intel® Xeon®CPU E5-2630
Total memory [3] 16 GB 8 GB
Optical Device [4] DVD/CD-RW Combo DVD/CD-RW Combo
RAID Bus Controller [5] IBM ServeRAID M5110e SAS/SASTA Controller (LSI MegaRAID SAS 2208 [Thunderbolt] rev 05) IBM ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SASTA Controller (LSI MegaRAID SAS 2208 [Thunderbolt] rev 05)
Ethernet Controller Intel Corporation I350 Gigabit Network Connection (rev O1) Intel Corporation I350 Gigabit Network Connection (rev O1)
Disk 6x 6Gb/s SAS 300GB 4x 6Gb/s SAS 300GB
Dimension 2 U 1 U
Throughput (mails/hour) 360k* 250k*
Redundancy [6] 1x 675w power supply 1x 675w power supply

* This is a best-case number, in-the-field values might be lower. Conservative estimate (including buffer for peak scenarios) is 1/3 of that value. Refer to Techline Deployment Calculator (XLS, 35,5KB)

1 No operating system is needed. Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.8.1 software includes a Linux operating system, and runs natively on IBM System x hardware.

2 Different CPUs will work and may only change throughput results

3 Different memory sizes will work and may only change throughput results

4 Requires a DVD ROM minimum to install Lotus Protector

5 Controllers BR10i, MR10i, BR10il, HBA verified for Raid. MR10i must be used with more than 2 Raid mirror sets

6 A redundant power supply is not required but provides more reliability

Virtual appliance

Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.8.1 is certified to run on VMware as a virtual appliance. Ideally suited for small to midsize businesses and scalable to more strategic operating specifications as required.

Platform [1] One of the following:
Host hardware [2] --
Total Memory [3]
(virtual memory)
8 GB RAM
(4 GB minimum required for each Lotus Protector virtual instance)
Total Storage [3]
(virtual storage)
100GB hard disk space
(50GB dedicated for each Lotus Protector virtual instance)
Optical Device [4] DVD ROM
Network cards [5] Two network interfaces:
Throughput:
emails/hour [6]
70K

1 Lotus Protector includes a Linux operating system and runs as installed software in a VMware partition. VMware partitions the physical machine into multiple virtual machines.

2 Customer provided hardware that has one of the required VMware platforms installed

3 Minimum memory and storage requirements to support the virtualized operating system plus all virtual instances.

4 Requires a DVD ROM minimum to install Lotus Protector

5 VMware ESXi installations should use Intel E1000 NICs.

6 Measured filtering on VMware ESX 4.0 and Workstation 5.5 of incoming internet emails of average size with pre-filters turned off. IP pre-filtering and SMTP pre-filtering increase throughput.

Compatible with (but not required)
Group Product Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Connections IBM Connections 2.5.0.3 or later All Applicable OS Protector for Mail Security
IBM Domino® IBM Domino 9.x (overview) (support)

IBM Domino 8.x (overview) (support)

IBM Domino 7.x (overview) (support)
All Applicable OS

All Applicable OS

All Applicable OS
Protector for Mail Security


Protector for Mail Security


Protector for Mail Security

IBM Notes® IBM Notes 9.x (overview) (support)

IBM Notes 8.5.1 (overview) (support)

IBM Notes 8.x (overview) (support)

IBM Notes 7.x (overview) (support)
All Applicable OS

All Applicable OS

All Applicable OS

All Applicable OS
Protector for Mail Security


Protector for Mail Security


Protector for Mail Security


Protector for Mail Security
IBM Notes 8.5.1 Full Client



IBM Notes 8.5.1 Full Client



Supported through Lotus Protector End-User Interface Web Browser

Supported through Lotus Protector End-User Interface Web Browser
Microsoft Exchange Server Microsoft Exchange 2013


Microsoft Exchange 2010


Microsoft Exchange 2007


Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
All Applicable OS

All Applicable OS

All Applicable OS

All Applicable OS
Protector for Mail Security


Protector for Mail Security


Protector for Mail Security


Protector for Mail Security

Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Outlook 2013




Microsoft Outlook 2010




Microsoft Outlook 2003




Microsoft Outlook 2007
All Applicable OS



All Applicable OS



All Applicable OS



All Applicable OS
Protector for Mail Security




Protector for Mail Security




Protector for Mail Security




Protector for Mail Security
Support for Outlook is only with Microsoft Exchange Servers, and is supported through Lotus Protector End-User Interface Web Browser

Support for Outlook is only with Microsoft Exchange Servers, and is supported through Lotus Protector End-User Interface Web Browser

Support for Outlook is only with Microsoft Exchange Servers, and is supported through Lotus Protector End-User Interface Web Browser

Support for Outlook is only with Microsoft Exchange Servers, and is supported through Lotus Protector End-User Interface Web Browser
Web Browsers Microsoft IE 9 or later



Mozilla Firefox 31 or later



Google Chrome 30 or later



Microsoft IE 9 or later



Mozilla Firefox 31 or later



Google Chrome 30 or later
All Applicable OS


All Applicable OS


All Applicable OS


All Applicable OS


All Applicable OS


All Applicable OS
Protector for Mailsecurity - Admin Interface


Protector for Mailsecurity - Admin Interface


Protector for Mailsecurity - Admin Interface


Protector for Mailsecurity - End User Interface


Protector for Mailsecurity - End User Interface


Protector for Mailsecurity - End User Interface
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