IBM Security Solutions Architecture for Network, Server and Endpoint

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 17 February 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738435430
ISBN-13: 9780738435435
IBM Form #: SG24-7581-01
(510 pages)

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Authors: Axel Buecker, Kent Browne, Louis Foss, Jaco Jacobs, Vladimir Jeremic, Carsten Lorenz, Craig Stabler, Joris Van Herzele


Threats come from a variety of sources. Insider threats, as well as malicious hackers, are not only difficult to detect and prevent, but many times the authors of these threats are using resources without anybody being aware that those threats are there. Threats would not be harmful if there were no vulnerabilities that could be exploited. With IT environments becoming more complex every day, the challenges to keep an eye on all potential weaknesses are skyrocketing.

Smart methods to detect threats and vulnerabilities, as well as highly efficient approaches to analysis, mitigation, and remediation, become necessary to counter a growing number of attacks against networks, servers, and endpoints in every organization.

In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we examine the aspects of the holistic Threat and Vulnerability Management component in the Network, Server and Endpoint domain of the IBM Security Framework. We explain the comprehensive solution approach, identify business drivers and issues, and derive corresponding functional and technical requirements, which enables us to choose and create matching security solutions.

We discuss IBM Security Solutions for Network, Server and Endpoint to effectively counter threats and attacks using a range of protection technologies and service offerings. Using two customer scenarios, we apply the solution design approach and show how to address the customer requirements by identifying the corresponding IBM service and software products.

Table of contents

Part 1. Business context and terminology
Chapter 1. Introducing the IBM Security Framework and IBM Security Blueprint
Chapter 2. The components of the IBM Security Blueprint
Chapter 3. The Network, Server and Endpoint solution pattern
Chapter 4. Common security architecture and network models
Chapter 5. Threat and vulnerability management
Part 2. IBM Security Solutions for Network, Server and Endpoint
Chapter 6. Security intelligence, research, and technology
Chapter 7. Centralized management
Chapter 8. Network security solutions
Chapter 9. Host security solutions
Chapter 10. Virtual server security solutions
Chapter 11. Security services for Network, Server and Endpoint
Part 3. Business scenarios
Chapter 12. A-B-C Government Agency
Chapter 13. X-Y-Z Cardio

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